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Doha: Desert Safari Dune Bashing, Sandboarding, & Camel Ride

1. Doha: Desert Safari Dune Bashing, Sandboarding, & Camel Ride

After being collected from the city of Doha, you will be driven out of town to begin your amazing 4-hour desert safari. This tour will cater to people who are looking to have a thrilling experience out in the desert in the southern part of Qatar. You will enjoy a short camel ride and taste authentic local tea, as you get ready for a thrilling off-road ride over the dunes. You will be able to see where the desert meets the beach, all from the highest dunes in the area. This tour will also provide a chance for you to take some amazing photographs too, as you will stop by the beach for the opportunity to dip your feet into the water of the Arabian Gulf. At the conclusion of your desert adventure, you will be returned back to your point of origin in Doha.

Doha: City Tour and Dhow Boat Cruise

2. Doha: City Tour and Dhow Boat Cruise

Discover the charm of Doha city on this guided tour. Visit the main attractions and experience the modern and the traditional mix in this fascinating city.  Start your tour with a pickup from your accommodation. Jump in the car, sit back and relax and enjoy the panoramic drive along Doha Corniche, with time for a photo stop. Then, explore the West Bay area, and see the Pearl-Qatar artificial island and Katara Culture Village.  Visit the Souq Waqif market, enjoy a stroll around the colorful alleys, window-shop or enjoy shisha with friends and family, if you like. Need to get souvenirs? No worries, you can buy traditional garments, spices, handicrafts, and souvenirs. Finally, finish your tour with a cruise on board a traditional dhow boat. See the glitz and glamour of Doha city from the water.

Doha: Private Night City Tour

3. Doha: Private Night City Tour

This tour is ideal forthose who are in Doha city for a short visit as well as travelers who have a flight stop at Doha Airport and don't want to waste time waiting at the airport for their next flight. Travel with your expert tour guide through some of the city's top attractions, making stops for photos. Visit the Pearl, which is an artificial, man-made island located offshore of Doha's West Bay Lagoon area, known as the first land in Qatar to be available for freehold ownership by foreign nationals. Later you will visit Katara Cultural Village, located at the eastern coast between West Bay and the Pearl. Katara was born out of a vision to position the State of Qatar as a cultural beacon of art. The last stop will be at the traditional old supermarket (Souq Waqif). Here you will enjoy visiting the falcon shops and you can admire the spices, materials, perfumes and traditional handcraft shops.

Doha: Dhow Cruise with Corniche Walk

4. Doha: Dhow Cruise with Corniche Walk

Enjoy views of Doha in the glowing dusk of the sunset from a traditional dhow boat and take a walk along Corniche Road. The dhow is a traditional wooden sailboat historically used by merchants and fishermen, and more recently outfitted with the latest amenities for tourists to make their journey more comfortable. Sunset time in Doha is the perfect time to cruise the teal waters of the Arabic Gulf. View the city skyline from the sea and learn about Qatar’s historical relationship with the sea, from pearl diving to fishing, and trading with neighboring countries. Watch the sunset colors reflect on Doha's modern buildings and a fresh breeze will cool you down from the desert heat before walking along the Corniche.

Doha: 4-Hour Cultural Tour

5. Doha: 4-Hour Cultural Tour

Get picked up from your accommodation in Doha and check out the city's most important cultural highlights. Explore Katara Village, a cultural complex built to resemble a traditional Qatari village. Learn about Qatari culture and history in a unique multi-use space named after the historical name used for Qatar prior to the 18th century. Check out a number of Katara's highlights including the open amphitheater, opera house, multipurpose cinema, beach, art gallery, children's cultural center, and theater society. Visit the aptly-named Grand Mosque, a newly-built state mosque opened in 2011. Admire the architectural fusion of traditional Arab style and modern features, including as many as 28 large domes covering the central hall and 65 domes covering the outer quadrangle. Then head to Souq Waqif, the city's largest traditional outdoor market. Peruse the traditional garments, spices, and handicrafts on offer and wander through the traditional falconry market and the gold market. Stop in at some of the dozens of restaurants and shisha lounges that make the market popular with locals and expats alike especially on weekends. Make a stop at Abdulla Bin Zaid Al Mahmoud Islamic Cultural Center and marvel at its characteristic spiral minaret. Learn about the center's social, religious, and educational activities and check out the library onsite. Continue on to the famous Museum of Islamic Art built by the Chinese-American architect I. M. Pei. Choose to enter and view one of the world's most complete collections of Islamic art and artifacts sourced from three continents over 1,400 years. Finally, visit MIA Park, a popular park with locals who come to picnic, walk, and cycle.

Souq Waqif: Traditional Market Tour

6. Souq Waqif: Traditional Market Tour

Step into authentic daily life in Doha on this tour of the Souq Waqif marketplace. Explore the traditional shops and art galleries on display, and shop cooking spices, herbs, rose petals, incense, and more. Enjoy hotel, airport, or port pickup options. Souq Waqif in Doha is a showpiece of traditional architecture, handicrafts, and folk art, and was once a weekend trading area for the Bedouins. Souq Waqif means standing market. Falcon souq, spice souq, pet souq, gold souq, handicraft souq, and art galleries are just some of what you can see here. A visit to one of the falcon shops is an especially unique experience; some shopkeepers will allow you to photograph and handle the birds while explaining equipment and training. As you explore, get a chance to enjoy the regular displays of folk dance and music, particularly on festive occasions, and take authentic pictures. The only traditional souq to remain in the gulf, it’s now a charming labyrinth of narrow streets where visitors can bargain and purchase an amazingly diverse range of products.

Doha: Transfer to Villaggio Mall or City Centre Mall

7. Doha: Transfer to Villaggio Mall or City Centre Mall

Be picked up at the airport, port, or your hotel and be driven to either Villaggio Mall or City Center Doha Mall. Villaggio Mall is a Venetian-styled mall with an astonishing range of shopping, dining, and entertainment venues. City Centre Mall provides a wide variety of famous international, regional and local retail brands and services, spread across the five floors. City Center Doha has a range of family-oriented activities. Including a 14 screen cinema complex, a bowling alley, an ice rink, 38 restaurants, and a family entertainment center.

Doha: Guided Tour of 3 Historic Museums

8. Doha: Guided Tour of 3 Historic Museums

Perfect for art and museum enthusiasts, this guided tour in Doha will allow you to explore Qatar’s marvelous museums, featuring the history of Qatar and The Islamic Empire. Choose from hotel, airport, or port pickup and drop-off options. Witness the development of modern Doha and the possibilities of the future Doha by visiting the Msheireb Museums. View old equipment used for pearl hunting, oil refining, and more. See digital illustrations of modern Doha. A stop at the Msheireb Enrichment Center at Doha Corniche will also give you an idea of old Msheireb and Doha. Visit the Museum of Islamic Art to see artifacts from the 7th to 19th century, which were used in various countries such as China, India, Spain, Syria, and more. The Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Arts features a permanent collection of artworks from the early 1840s to the present day, and further promotes the understanding of Arab art through talks, lectures, and learning programs. Situated in a former school in Doha’s Education City, the Mathaf is the perfect place to get an idea of the most recent developments in the world of Arab art. At the end of your tour, get dropped off back at your pickup location.

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What people are saying about Doha

Highly recommend this tour to anyone who is in Doha for the first time! You can see a lot of this city. The guide explains everything in English on request. If you have special requests, they will also be fulfilled. The pick up at the hotel was smooth and also the communication via WhatsApp. Highly Recommended !!!

Excellent tour of Doha-perfect for a quick layover, saw a little bit of everything. Our tour guide Javid was very friendly, knowledgeable, on time and attentive to us. We enjoyed it all but the Dhow cruise was the best part.

Great! When you book ask for MR. QANDEEL BILAL you won’t be disappointed. By the way, he also provided us with wifi in his SUV (which we needed to check the status of the results of our COVID test). :-)Doc

Could not do the tour due to not being able to process the Covid requirements.

beautiful Night view, Friendly staff & Nice weather.