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Posted On: 8 May 2023 03:29 pm
Updated On: 8 May 2023 03:59 pm

Where to go kayaking in Qatar

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Kayaking in Qatar

Do you enjoy water sports activities? There are plenty of water activities to be tried in Qatar, and one example of such is kayaking. Kayaking is for anyone who is looking for a fun, easy, and enjoyable outdoor activity.

So, if you want to enjoy the beauty of nature and get a nice upper body exercise, scroll down and learn more about kayaking in Qatar!


  • Before the kayaking adventure begins, tour operators provide an introductory session on kayaking fundamentals, equipment, and safety instructions. A tour guide or lifeguard is also assigned.
  • Although it helps to know how to swim, you don’t have to be a swimmer if you want to try kayaking. You just have to make sure you’re wearing a life jacket and that you don’t isolate yourself from your group or the lifeguard.
  • Do not litter.

What to bring for your kayaking adventure

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Before you head for kayaking, make sure you have the following:

  • Rashguard or other comfortable clothes. Please check with your respective tour operator for the dress code.
  • Crocs-like shoes or sandals that can get wet. It will also protect your feet, as certain places can be rocky.
  • A towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat or cap, waterproof case for your gadgets.
  • Refillable water bottle. Please avoid the use of plastic water bottles.
  • Extra clothes to wear after the activity.

Kayaking places in Qatar

Al Thakira Mangroves Forest

Where to go kayaking in Qatar
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Located just North of the seaside city of Al Khor, Al Thakira Mangroves is one of the favourite kayaking spots as people get to explore a large expanse of natural greenery. The place is home to the mangrove swamps and a number of migratory birds like the flamingos and herons.

Purple Island

Where to go kayaking in Qatar
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Contrary to its name, Purple Island in Al Khor is mostly green as it's abundant in healthy mangroves and surrounded by clear, green waters (due to the reflection of mangroves). Mangroves are a sanctuary for birds, fishes, crabs, and shrimp, which are just a few of the things that you might encounter when exploring the place.

The Pearl Island

Where to go kayaking in Qatar
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What could be better than kayaking and enjoying the sight of the stunning Doha skyline at the same time? It's only possible when you try different water activities at The Pearl Island. Here, you can enjoy kayaking with the chance of spotting a variety of fish and other marine life.

Katara Beach

Where to go kayaking in Qatar
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Katara Beach remains one of the finest spots to enjoy various water sports activities like kayaking. Its wide beach area is a great place for a kayak adventure, plus one can also enjoy a good swim. When you're done kayaking, check out shops and restaurants within Katara.

Kayak operators in Qatar

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Note: Please contact the tour operator directly for tour details, as prices are subject to change based on timing, duration and facility inclusions.

If your kayak tour company is not on the list, contact us at [email protected]!

Katara Beach

  • Price: QR 25 (single - 30 minutes) | QR 50 (double - 30 minutes)
  • Location & Timings:
    • Beach no. 3 and 4 (opposite Corretto Cafe): 9 am - 10 pm (family)
    • Beach no. 5 (opposite The St. Regis Hotel Doha): 2 pm - 10 pm (men only)
    • Katara Beach, Katara Cultural Village, West Bay, Doha - Qatar
  • Contact: 182
  • Instagram: @kataraqatar
  • Website:

    Blue Pearl Experience

    • Price (1 hour): QR 180 - adult | QR 150 - 8 to 15 years old | QR 50 - 4 to 8 years old
    • Location: The Pearl Island
    • Contact: +974 6660 2830
    • Instagram: @bluepearlexperience
    • Website:

    Discover Arabia

    • Price: QR 200 - group discounts available
    • Location: Al Thakira Mangroves
    • Contact: +974 3023 3207
    • Instagram: @discover.arabia
    • Website:

    AquaSports Camp

    • Price: QR 240 (guided tour) | QR 100 (without guide)
    • Location: Al Thakira Mangroves | Purple Island - Subject to booking
    • Contact: +974 3319 4445
    • Instagram: @aquasportsqatar
    • Website:

    365 Adventures Qatar

    • Price: QR 240 - Purple Island | QR 180 - The Pearl Island
    • Contact: +974 3339 3323
    • Instagram: @365adventuresme
    • Website:

    Qatar Kayaking

    • Price: QR 240 - adult | QR 120 - children
    • Location: Al Thakira Mangrove
    • Contact: +974 6660 6651
    • Instagram: @qatarkayaking
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    Murex Tours

    • Price: QR 240 per person
    • Location: Purple Island, Al Khor
    • Contact: +974 3358 8899
    • Instagram: @murexqatartours
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    Desert Fox Tourism and Trips

    • Price: QR 250 per person
    • Location: Purple Island, Al Khor
    • Contact: +974 3028 9802
    • Instagram: @desertfoxtourism
    • Website:


    Originally written by Marivie, updated by Fareeha Imtiaz.

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