There are a few countries in the world that offer one of a kind desert adventure trips, and Qatar is one of them. The Doha desert is not just mesmerizing to watch; it also has a lot of offer when it comes to thrilling rides, scenic visits, and just an overall unique experience which every nature and adventure loving individual needs to be a part of.
Whether you’re a young kid or an adult, a foreigner visiting Qatar for the first time, an expat or a local, there is a desert activity just for you. The following are some of the fun-filled things you can do in Doha’s expansive and amazing desert.
Fun-filled Activities in Doha’s Desert Safaris
1. Ride Camels in the Desert
Most, if not all, Desert Safari Tours in Doha offer camel rides. If your tour doesn’t have one, you can even arrange for one with your hotel. One of the best places to have a camel ride is in Mesaieed, which is an industrial city in Al Wakrah.
2. Ride a Quad Bike
Riding a Quad Bike in an Arabian desert provides a one of a kind experience. Nothing beats riding along the golden sand dunes of Doha and enjoying the scenery while feeling a sense of adventure at the same time. This off-road experience is nothing like you’ve ever experienced if it’s your first time driving in the sand. Also, the great thing is that for many tours, no driving experience is required to be able to ride the Quad Bike.
3. Enjoy the Desert Sunset and the Inland Sea
Some desert tours offer both adventure and a chance to go on a romantic date watching the gorgeous desert sunset with your loved one. It is often the last activity of the tour, after you and your friends have enjoyed riding along the desert sand with a 4×4 off-road vehicle. Often, this is the time when tourists relax and take a few pictures, along with the equally amazing view of the inland sea prior to the sunset viewing. In itself, the inland sea which is a natural border to Saudi Arabia mesmerizes and captivates tourists the first time they see it.
4. Dune bashing
Dune Bashing is simply driving on sand dunes in the desert. As you go up and down these dunes, the thrilling part is accelerating and decelerating, and it feels a lot like riding a roller coaster. The vehicle you are riding in will do all sorts of things you’ll never experience riding in a normal road; spinning, skidding, sliding and slipping, and you’ll probably laugh, shout and grip your seats along with other passengers for a truly fun experience!
5. Try Sandboarding
If you’re into extreme sports, then sandboarding may be for you. Sandboarding is just like snowboarding, except you’re doing it on sand of course. Most people sandboard standing up, but you can also do the activity while lying on your back or your belly. The good thing about sandboarding is that you can do it any time during the year, unlike snowboarding which relies on only being available during the winter season.
There you have it! These are the 5 most popular desert activities in Qatar. If you’re planning on doing a desert safari in Qatar any time soon, don’t forget to try out these activities.