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Qatar Things to Do

  • Sand Dunes

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    Wow, it was just so fun!! You can ride a camel then you go to the desert on 4WD !! My driver was a crazy Arab guy and it was just soooooo thrilling!! Could go and see the beautiful beach, across the water was Saudi Arabia and Dubai.. Just great experience! I booked this tour through Regency travel Qatar....

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  • Sea side and Beaches

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    Qatar is a peninsula, connected at the south to Saudi Arabia and featuring 350 miles of coastline that mark its eastern, northern and western boundaries. In addition to the peninsula, Qatar has several islands including Halul, Sharauah, Al-Bashiriya, Al-Asahat, Al-Safiliya and Al-Aliya islands. Qatar is oly about 80 km wide at its widest point,...

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  • Souks

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    The most charming market in Qatar, Souq Waqif has recently undergone a major renovation and has been tranformed into an old looking marketplace with smalls shops that sells anything from spices to falcons... It's definatly a 'must see'!

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  • Doha Corniche

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    The Corniche in Doha is one of my favorite places in Qatar, and there always lots of people. It's nice for a walk and a talk with friends :) At sunrise is the time to be there, it's simply breathtaking!

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  • Forts

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    In the 1760s, the Al Khalifa and the Al Jalahima sections of the Bani Utub tribe migrated from Kuwait to Qatar's northwest coast and founded Az Zubarah despite hostilities between them. Because the Bani Utub had important trading connections with Kuwait and were close to the rich oyster banks, Az Zubarah became a thriving center of trade and...

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  • National Museum

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    When i arrived there on 16th April 2003, Doha Museum was unfortunately closed for renovation . but atleast i got a pic of me infront of it ;-) I hope when u go there it will be open. But my friends and relatives told me that basically its not worth visiting because there are just a few boats and a few other things related to it.

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  • Much more fun than the roller coaster!

    Wow, it was just so fun!! You can ride a camel then you go to the desert on 4WD !!My driver was a crazy Arab guy and it was just soooooo thrilling!!Could go and see the beautiful beach, across the water was Saudi Arabia and Dubai..Just great experience!I booked this tour through Regency travel Qatar....

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  • Qatari Coastline

    Qatar is a peninsula, connected at the south to Saudi Arabia and featuring 350 miles of coastline that mark its eastern, northern and western boundaries. In addition to the peninsula, Qatar has several islands including Halul, Sharauah, Al-Bashiriya, Al-Asahat, Al-Safiliya and Al-Aliya islands. Qatar is oly about 80 km wide at its widest point,...

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  • Al Shaqab Stud

    This Arabian Stud Farm is owned by the Emir of Qatar! and is located just outside the city... It is really lovely place to visit, and owner of the World Champion Stallion, Al Aadeed Al Shaqab...At the place you will find the studs own racetrack, swimming pool for horses, riding school, and horse clinic...

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  • Dunes Tour in the South

    A highlight on a Qatar trip is a desert tour threw the dunes in south of the country. The Qataris are really spezialists in climbing and sliding the dunes with their Jeeps.Just ask in your hotel for a tour, they will arrange it for you.

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  • Drive out to the Dunes

    The dunes are amazing. The shape of them, their height make just seeing them a pleasant trip. Trying to climb them is hard on the leg muscles, but from the tracks in the sand it is obvious that driving up the dunes is apopular past time.Looking in the distance , the gas and oil facilities can be seen.It is worth taking the time to drive and see...

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  • Doha - The Capital of Qatar

    With just 400,000 residents, Doha is Qatar's largest city, its capital, and home to about 80 percent of the country's population. Doha was founded as a fishing port in 1825, and it has made great strides from these humble beginnings. In 1916, Doha became the capital city of the British protectorate of Qatar, and it remained the capital city when...

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  • The deserts of Qatar

    About 94 percent of the land of Qatar is flat, barren desert with barely a tree or a hill to be seen for miles around. Average high temperatures in the summer months tend to hover around 106 degrees Fahrenheit, though higher temperatures are common. Rainfall is typically less than two inches for the entire year, falling mostly in the winter. Most...

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  • See a desert sunrise

    "And the long night has finally come to an end ..."The most beautiful time of the day--and perhaps the only beautiful time of the day--is sunrise, when the air still has a bit of a chill and sky slowly changes to shades of purple, orange, and red, before the hellish fireball called the sun, which kills almost everything here, arrives over this...

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  • Walking in a touristic area: Souks

    Souks has a street where cafes , restaurants, souvenier shops gather together and become a lively neigborhood at night.

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  • Visual Art Center

    Art lovers and budding talents have new destination in Qatar. Visual Art Center. The government has recently established the visual art center under nation council of Art and heritage (NCAH) to develop the talents if any nationals as well as expatriates in the fields of art. The center located on a prime venue has been started with the aim to...

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  • Al Shahania Camel Race track

    We spent a few hours driving around the race track watching the camels getting trained. It's kinda cool to see these big lazy-looking animals run with great speed...All around the racetrack there are a road for the cars, so it's possible to follow them around the whole track.In the afternoon there are usually races...

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  • Souq Waqif

    The most charming market in Qatar, Souq Waqif has recently undergone a major renovation and has been tranformed into an old looking marketplace with smalls shops that sells anything from spices to falcons... It's definatly a 'must see'!

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  • A stroll along the Corniche

    The Corniche in Doha is one of my favorite places in Qatar, and there always lots of people. It's nice for a walk and a talk with friends :)At sunrise is the time to be there, it's simply breathtaking!

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  • Clear blue waters of the north

    If you get a chance to spend some time exploring Qatar (most of the country can be seen as long day trips), be sure to stop in Al Shamal. It is a town on the north west corner (as the name suggests) and is a sleepy fishing town. There is not much to do there however if you go around the town the harbor is quite nice and there are a few restaurants...

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  • Az Zubarah Fort

    In the 1760s, the Al Khalifa and the Al Jalahima sections of the Bani Utub tribe migrated from Kuwait to Qatar's northwest coast and founded Az Zubarah despite hostilities between them. Because the Bani Utub had important trading connections with Kuwait and were close to the rich oyster banks, Az Zubarah became a thriving center of trade and...

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  • Al Rayyan Farm

    This is the Arabian horse farm over any arabian horse farm in the world!!!The stud is owned by Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bin Khaled Al Thani, and managed by the world known trainer and handler Bart Van Buggenhout from Belgium.You wont find Arabians of higher quality anywhere else, and you should not miss the opportunity to go here, if you have the smallest...

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  • Al Naif Stud

    This arabian horse farms has around 200 horses. Around 150 race horses and 50 showhorses of great quality! It is a nice place to spend a little time, and get to see the "National" horse. See Johara Al Naif who was "World Champion filly 02" in Paris! This charming lady is the Juvel of Al Naif! You will fall in love with the arabian horse!

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  • The Docks and the Fishing Fleets

    In stark contrast to the Corniche and the relatively modern buildings that line it are the docks which cater to the fishing fleets of Qatar. The commercial fishing vessels are the classic designs of the Arabian Gulf. Little has changed apart from the transition from Sail to Diesel Engines. You will see the fisherman going about their jobs, fixing...

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  • Desert Safari

    The desert Safari was one of the funniest things I did when I was in Qatar. Driving up and down the BIG sand dunes with a crazy driver, who likes to fly lol Believe me, it is better than a rollercoaster ride, if you get a good driver... :) And you get to see the Inland sea, maybe camels, and just get to drive around the desert... remember to enjoy...

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  • Al Shahania Farm

    Al Shahania Farm is one of the most progressive and successful Arabian breeding and racing establishments in the world. It is like a green Oasis in the middle of the desert. The whole stud is just beautiful, and really worth a trip even though you are not really in to horses.The stud is owned by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani.

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  • A country for desert lovers

    If you love deserts (like I do), Qatar is a great country for you. Just grab a car from any rental companies, fill the tank in Doha (believe it or not, it is not easy to find petrol stations in the countryside), and head out to the desert. In the north you can find stony deserts, while sand dunes can be found in the south, close to the Saudi...

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  • Al Zubara fort

    Al Zubara is a tiny little fort in the desert in North-west Qatar. In case you are lucky you will be the only one at this lovely place, since it is not so popular among tourists. Note the three palm trees standing in the middle of nowhere.Just sit down, listen to the wind and the pigeons clapping their wings, and think about how life in a fort like...

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  • Doha Museum

    When i arrived there on 16th April 2003, Doha Museum was unfortunately closed for renovation . but atleast i got a pic of me infront of it ;-) I hope when u go there it will be open. But my friends and relatives told me that basically its not worth visiting because there are just a few boats and a few other things related to it.

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  • The Inland Sea

    Tour guide to Khor Al Udeid" / The Inland Sea via fishing port of Al Wakra.At the southeast tip of Qatar, the sea pierces through the land to dig a long channel of water into the desert island. For this reason the site is called "Khor Al Udeid" or The Inland Sea. Khor when translated from Arabic to English means Inlet and if one were to visit the...

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  • Try getting a grib to a 4x4 ...

    Try getting a grib to a 4x4 car and take a trip south towards Messaieed area. Once you go off the road, you'll witness the most beautiful scenery where the sea water penetrates the desert to get beautiful views.

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  • ZUBARA

    Zubara fort, an hour ride accross the nearly deserted pensinsula, will conjur up memories of French Foereign Legion. It is not as old as old as it looks, only 70 some years, but is in every way an older, very traditional Arabian design. Inside is a small Museum about the abandoned city, the ruins of which are below the fort on the beach. Not a bad...

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  • The National Museum

    Not a shabby museum for a country that didn't exist before 1971. It is a fine example of the traditional architecture that has largely been replaced by modern villas, shopping malls and skycrapers. Excellent examples of dhows used in the Gulf in pre-supertanker days.

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  • The main activity in Doha,...

    The main activity in Doha, apart from transacting business, is probably shopping in the souks, which here are not the picturesque covered lanes of Tunisia or Egypt, but mostly vast, ultra-modern, airconditioned malls.There are several country clubs and for those who like it, (personally, I'd run a mile!) golf. The Doha Golf Course costs about US$80...

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  • Qatar has converted the...

    Qatar has converted the presidential palace used by the King in the early 1900's into a museum. Here are a couple photos of it.

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  • Air-conditioned 'souks'

    Fifty years ago expats were sent to Qatar as a punishment. Things have changed tremendously since then, and life is certainly comfortable, but there's not a lot that can be placed in the 'must see' category. There is nothing exotic about the air-conditioned 'souks' in the city centre.

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  • Skiing

    There are not many places in the world, where you can do skiing in the sand!It's quite steep but the slope is not very long and walking up again (with 40°C) is realy exhausting.

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  • Sports:Tennis (in and...

    Sports:Tennis (in and outdoor)Golf (a 27 hole green (!) court)Waterskiing, Scuba Diving, Surfing, SailingJogging, WalkingFootballFishing

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  • A trip to the inland sea with...

    A trip to the inland sea with beatuyfull countryside.There you have desert like in a movie, with endless sand dunes. At the end of the trip you see an arm of the arabian gulf going through the dessert like a fata morgana.Did you ever skiing on a sand dune? There you can!

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  • Stroll along the Doha Corniche...

    Stroll along the Doha Corniche and watch the sailboats. Very, very pleasant of an evening. The suq is okay, but not brilliant, the gold suq is sort of so-so -- certainly not up to the standards of Manama, Dubai, Riyadh, or Muscat.

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