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Posted On: 2 September 2021 07:00 pm
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Everything you need to know about Katara Beach

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Everything you need to know about Katara Beach

Katara Beach is one of Doha's most beautiful beaches and spans over 1.5 km. It's located in Katara Cultural Village and is a must-visit with children, family and friends because there are plenty of things to do to keep everyone busy. Here, you can take part in a number of different activities, take a walk or just sit back and take in the view!

Scroll down and find out what you can do, the entry fees, dress code, safety tips and more at this beautiful, pristine and colourful beach.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • The family beach and the men's only beach have separate entrances.
  • Single men are not allowed on the family beach and vice versa.
  • The family beach entrance is opposite Corretto Cafe.
  • The men's only beach entrance is opposite The St. Regis Hotel Doha.

Katara Beach water activities

Everything you need to know about Katara Beach
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Why not spend a day at Katara Beach and soak in everything that this spacious beach has to offer. You'll find a range of water activities that are easy to access and quite affordable. You can rent beach equipment and avail the services that include knee-boarding, water skiing, parasailing, jet-skiing, speed boat rides, Gondola rides and more.

Motorised activities

Everything you need to know about Katara Beach
Whatever you want to ride, it's there.

At Katara Beach, you'll find some awesome adrenaline-pumping activities that you may not have tried before like parasailing. It's a thrilling activity and a must-try for those who want to get a bird's eye view from above. You'll be strapped with a parachute and 'sail' in the sky as a motorboat pulls you along. You may go as high as 600 ft and 'sail' for a maximum of 10 minutes checking out the blue water around Katara.

Have you ever tried kneeboarding, water skiing or jet skiing in Qatar's waters? If you haven't, maybe now's a good time to try something new and exciting. You can rent the equipment from the shack and head on out in the clear blue waters for some water-iffic fun!

That's not the end of the motorised water activities at Katara Beach! Why not go on a boat or a catamaran and make some memories. The boat can hold a maximum of six people and the catamaran can hold up to 10 people.

Non-motorised activities

Everything you need to know about Katara Beach
Rent all kinds of boats for some adventure

Every day from 4 pm to 10 pm at Gate 12, you can experience a boat ride in the famous Italian Gondola. Although you won't be cruising down the Venetian canals, be sure that a boat ride on the waters of Katara will be equally relaxing and adventurous.

You can also rent a sea pedal boat which will hold a maximum of four persons, a kayak or a canoe at Katara Beach. There's a shack right in the middle of the beach where you will find all this equipment and more.

Katara Beach water sports activities at 50% discount

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Katara has slashed prices for all of its marine sports and activities by 50% with entrance fees to the beach being QR 10 for adults and free of charge for persons under 18 years old. Any person using any marine sports and activities of the beach can also enjoy the beach services (umbrellas & chairs) for free.

Disclaimer: Prices as of 12 June 2021, do call before visiting.

Children's play area

Everything you need to know about Katara Beach
A great place for the children to hang out

When the children need a break from swimming, splashing around in the water, or building sandcastles, there's a large dedicated play area where they can use the different equipment to have some fun. There's plenty for them to do and stay busy.

Where to eat at Katara Beach

Everything you need to know about Katara Beach
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One of the best things about being at Katara Beach is that there are plenty of things to nibble on or have a full-fledged meal. You'll find all kinds of different cuisines around Katara Beach from Qatari to Italian, Indian to American, Lebanese to Turkish and Armenian, and so much more. All you have to do is pick and choose what you're in the mood to eat! The places listed below are in alphabetical order.

Quick bites

Chapati and Karak

Corretto Cafe

La Gelateria Fina

Over the Counter

  • Instagram: @otcdoha
  • Tel: +974 4408 0484 / +974 6609 239

Poffertjes Kiosk/Cart

Fine Dining

Boho Social

Fait Maison

Hellas Restaurant

L'wzaar Seafood

  • Instagram: @lwzaar
  • Tel: +974 4408 0710

Marsa Katara

Sukar Pasha

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Katara Beach dress code

Katara Beach has a dress code that must be followed at all times. Modest dressing is preferred. See the images below to see what men and women can and cannot wear while they are at the beach.

For women

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Image credit: Katara Cultural Village

For men

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Image credit: Katara Cultural Village

Katara Beach safety tips

It's very important that you follow these safety tips while you are at Katara Beach so you and those around you can all stay safe and have a good time:

  • All activities depend on weather conditions.
  • Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children under 12 years are not allowed to do parasailing unless they are accompanied by an adult.
  • Children under 14 years are not allowed to water ski, wakeboard, kneeboard or ride the banana boat unless they are accompanied by an adult.
  • Children under 18 years are not allowed to ride the sea breachers or jet-skis unless they are accompanied by an adult.
  • It is compulsory to wear a life jacket for all water sports activities.
  • It is required to complete and sign the disclaimer form provided by the rental shack.
  • Skateboarding, rollerblading, bicycle riding and scooter riding are not allowed on Katara Beach.

Katara Beach timings

Everything you need to know about Katara Beach
Check out the Katara Beach timings and make the most of your time there

Up to 15 September 2021

Till 15 September 2021, the beach is open every day from 3:30 pm to 11 pm, but swimming is prohibited after sunset.

For more information, call +974 5544 9862 from 9 am - 6 pm

After 15 September 2021

Swimming ends at sunset. The tickets for watersports need to be purchased at least 30 minutes before sunset.

  • 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)
  • Weekend entrance fee:
    • Weekend 9 am - sunset:
      • QR 50 for adults
      • QR 25 for children (7 - 17 years)
      • Free for nannies and children younger than 7 years
    • Weekend after sunset:
      • QR 25 for adults
      • Free for nannies and children younger than 17 years
  • Weekdays entrance fee:
    • Weekdays 9 am - sunset:
      • QR 25 for adults
      • QR 15 for children (7 - 17 years)
      • Free for nannies and children younger than 7 years
    • Weekdays after sunset:
      • QR 15 for Adults
      • Free for nannies and children younger than 17 years

Katara Beach membership

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Get a membership and enjoy the Katara Beach facilities whenever you want!

As per our call with Katara (Call Centre: 182) on 30 August 2021 at 6:11 pm, you can apply for beach membership as follows:

One person: QR 500 per month

With the membership, you will have access to all the water sports activities, swimming, and all other activities at the beach.

To apply for membership, visit the kiosk at Katara Beach (located opposite Corretto Cafe) and they will provide you with a membership form to fill.

Katara Beach Club

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The Katara Beach Club by LivNordic Spa & Wellness looks out over Katara Beach and is spread over 4,600 square metres. The club is made up of two floors: one for men and the other for women and is well known for its holistic treatments, saunas, salt rooms, signature snow room, the LivNordic Spa Suite and relaxation areas. They also have an indoor pool, gym & fitness studios, cafe and juice bar along with a private beach where you can relax on beach bags, loungers or enjoy the cabanas.

For more information, click here: https://www.katara.club.

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