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Posted On: 23 November 2020 04:17 pm
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Top 12 extreme activities to try in Qatar

Vrinda Abilash
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Are you a fan of adventure or extreme sports? Qatar is one of the best places to enjoy these and get your adrenaline pumping. The country's landscape and topography allows one to have the most amazing time here. Let's not waste any more time and run, slide, jump and dive straight into these extreme and thrilling activities!

Note: Please note that the prices mentioned below are as per the tour operator's website or as given to us and maybe subject to change.

Kitesurfing

Kitesurfing
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Kitesurfing is a fun activity that you can do alone or as a family. Qatar's waters are perfect to enjoy this exhilarating sport. When are you going to try it? Flo Kite School in Qatar specializes in kite surfing courses and hold sessions at Fuwairit or Zekereet at QR 550 for 2 hours on weekdays and QR 750 for 2 hours on weekends. They also have courses you can book for 10 hours at once. Aqua Sports also offers kitesurfing at QR 200 for 2 hours at Purple Island.

Paratriking

    Paratriking is an activity that is getting popular in Qatar. It is a must-experience aerial adventure that you will surely love doing. Did you know Qatar is the perfect place to paratrike and we say this by experience! You can book your sessions with Sky Masters Sports Club or 365 Adventures in Qatar. The cost of a regular flight with Sky Masters Sports club, according to their website is QR 650 for a regular flight and QR 1100 for a VIP flight. Watch the ILQ team have an amazing time paratriking at Qatar’s Sealine Beach, 500-1000 feet up in the air!

      Dragon Boating

      Dragon Boating in Qatar is an experience like no other. This is a perfect team building extreme activity for families, friends and even colleagues. Use your sheer strength and power to row the majestic dragon boats in tandem to make it to the finish line. Dragon boating is done at The Pearl and in Katara here. You can also participate in dragon boating competitively as well! Are you up for this exhilarating activity?

      Quad Biking

      Quad Biking
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        This is a super fun activity to do in the desert. Drive this all-terrain vehicle, also known as a quad-ATV bike, which is specially designed for sporting activities. This is one of the favourite activities for adventure lovers and can be done at Sealine and Mesaieed desert which are the popular destinations for it. According to Avalanche Adventure, quad biking is easy and is suitable for beginners too. You can rent these buggies from many adventure and tourist companies in Qatar. Quad biking experience with Golden Adventures Qatar starts from QR 600.

        Stand Up Paddleboarding or SUP

        Stand Up Paddleboarding or SUP
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        Explore Qatar's vast waters by balancing and paddling above the water. This is a fun activity that can be done as a group too. Tour operators like Aqua Sports have curated SUP sessions at QR 200 per session for 2 hours at Purple Island. Blue Pearl Experience is another company that offers various SUP courses and sessions at all levels starting at QR 150. They also run projects to raise water safety awareness in the watersports community and work with local organizations like UDC in setting standards.

        Foiling or Wingfoiling

        Foiling or Wingfoiling
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        If you have prior water sports experience and love adventure-based sports, then foiling is an exciting one for you. Tour companies like Blue Pearl Experience in Qatar offer foiling sessions for people with experience in water sports at QR 1,200 for up to 90 minutes during the weekdays from 7 am - 9 am. This is a must-try water extreme sport here.

        Wakeboarding

        Wakeboarding
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        Get towed behind a motorboat while standing on a wakeboard and have an amazing time. This is great for adventure lovers who love doing tricks in the water too! The Diplomatic Club in Qatar has wakeboarding sessions at QR 300 for non-members for about 60 minutes.

        Sailing

          If you are a fan of the open waters, then sailing is an extreme activity that you will absolutely love. Many companies like Regatta Sailing Academy offer certified courses for both beginners and experienced sailing enthusiasts to enjoy the sea and have a great time. Enjoy courses that include a range of activities including sailing, raft building, team building and leadership activities starting at QR 1000 with Regatta Sailing Academy. Watch the ILQ team enjoy some amazing water activities including sailing in the above video!

            Jet Skiing

            Jet Skiing
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              Ride on the waves and have a blast doing this water-based extreme activity in Qatar. Places like The Pearl and the Corniche are famous for this activity where you can rent out jet skis for a cool adventure during a warm afternoon or during the weekends. There are many tour companies in Qatar where you can rent out these jet skis from on an hourly basis. You can rent out jet skis with a company called Jet Ski Lusail for 1 hour and half hour from Lusail Marina at QR 400 and QR 250 respectively.

              Dune Bashing

              Dune Bashing
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                Head for the dunes and unleash your adventurous side here in Qatar. Go up the sandy slopes and glide down in the 4x4 which is nothing short of a roller coaster ride. Make your desert experience a memorable one with this exhilarating and fun extreme activity. There are many tourist companies like 365 Adventures that take you to Khor Al Adaid along with an expert driver to enjoy it. Prices with 365 Adventures start from QR 690 fo a minimum of 4 hours and 3 passengers in a 4x4 vehicle.

                Scuba Diving

                Scuba Diving
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                  Qatar's waters are home to some of the most incredible marine life and one such extreme activity that allows you to enjoy this is scuba diving. There are many centres and tourism companies like Aqua Sports and 365 Adventures in Qatar that allow both beginners and experienced divers to take part in this. There are many diving spots like Simaisma, Dukhan, Mesaieed in Qatar but this activity is only to be done with expert supervision. A Scuba Diving adventure starts from QR 700 with 365 Adventures, according to them.

                  Speed Boating

                  Scuba Diving
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                    Love speed? Then speed boating in the Arabian Gulf is a must-try activity. Soak up some sun, have a good swim and a great time on the boat. The captain will take you out into the open sea at great speeds where you get to hear the roar of the engines and enjoy the thrill of the ride. Speed boat rentals start from QR 500 per hour, for a minimum booking of 2 hours and a maximum of 8 people with 365 Adventures.

                    Contact details for these activities:

                    365 Adventures

                    Aqua Sports Qatar

                    Blue Pearl Experience

                    Flo Kite School

                    Golden Adventures Qatar

                    Jet Ski Lusail

                    Regatta Sailing Academy

                    Sky Masters Sports Club

                    The Diplomatic Club

                    How many of these activities have you already done? What would you like to try out of these in Qatar? Let us know in the comments sections below. Do share this article - it keeps us going!

                    Sources: 365 Adventures, Hotels.com, Regatta Sailing Academy, Jet Ski Lusail, Golden Adventures Qatar, Flo Kite School, Aqua Sports Qatar, The Diplomatic Club