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Posted On: 15 September 2021 05:30 pm
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Where to go kayaking in Qatar

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Kayaking in Qatar

Do you enjoy water sports activities? There's 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!


  • Please adhere to the COVID-19 precautionary measures.
  • 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

Where to go kayaking in Qatar
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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 favorite 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 shrimps, which are just a few of the things that you might encounter when exploring the place.

The Pearl-Qatar

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-Qatar. 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

Note: Please contact the tour operator directly as price, timing, and duration of activity may vary.

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

AquaSports Camp

Kayak with the local wildlife at Al Thakira Mangroves Forest and Purple Island with the AquaSports team. At AquaSports Camp, guests will also experience traditional Qatari hospitality in its Bedouin camp facility.

Blue Pearl Experience

Kids and adults can enjoy a morning kayak cruise at The Pearl-Qatar or a mangroves tour at Purple Island. Book your kayak experience with Blue Pearl Experience today! Will you be going?

Discover Arabia

Explore the mangrove channels while kayaking with Discover Arabia's instructors. Your family and friends will enjoy the Al Thakhira Nature Reserve while being near the stunning mangroves. Discover Arabia also offers snorkelling tours at some of the most picturesque places in Qatar.

365 Adventures Qatar

Go where your kayak takes you, either at The Pearl-Qatar, Al Thakira Mangroves Forest, or at the Purple Island. Join 365 Adventures on their kayaking trips and enjoy a getaway from your daily routine. Start the adventure now!

Katara Beach

At Katara Beach, you can rent beach equipment and avail services that include kayaking. There's a shack right in the middle of the beach where you will find the equipment you need for a kayak experience.


When are you going to try kayaking in Qatar? Let us know and share your experience with us below! And please do share this article—it keeps us going!