With the winter nights upon us, who doesn’t love a quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of the city? Camping is a fun activity that you can do at many places in the country and your Qatar experience is not complete without trying this at least once when you’re here. Camping is best enjoyed from October to April in Qatar. Have a perfect camping experience, stargazing and enjoying with your family and friends. We have listed some of the places where you can make the most of the great outdoors.
Before you venture out there are a few things to keep in mind. The first and foremost rule is to not litter anywhere. The concerned authorities will fine you if found. Learn more about the various fines below.
Also please note that if you are a newbie to camping or even new to Qatar, it is advisable to go through tour operators to make your experience more enjoyable and safe.
Most of these places need a 4x4 to reach them and to easily drive on sandy surfaces. Some of these places see vehicle traffic and at night, the drivers might not be able to see your campsite. Hence it is advisable to pitch your tents away from the high traffic areas, and away from the dunes.
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This is another well-enjoyed camping spot by people in Qatar. The pristine sand and views form the best part of the camping trip along with activities like quad biking at the dunes and water sports are also enjoyed here. 365 Adventures, which is a tour company, takes groups of friends or family out on desert camping safaris to Inland Sea with all facilities included along with barbecue buffets starting at QR 760 per person, for a group of 3.
Another popular camping destination, Sealine Beach is about 45 minutes away from the city of Doha. You can also find resorts near the area. Although there aren't many dunes, quad biking in the sand is still popular here. Sealine beach allows campers to have a good swim, a nice barbecue and a fun time with friends and family who are looking to escape the busy life for some peace and calm.
Zekreet which is located about 100 kilometres away from Doha, is known for its peculiar mushroom-like rock formations. It is a popular destination for camping lovers who get to experience the beautiful scenery and unique landscape. According to OutdoorUAE, there are no facilities or shops nearby, so campers must come prepared with all the necessary food and equipment for camping here.
Located about 80 kilometres away from Doha, Dukhan beach is known for its sandy shore along with rocky surfaces. A great barbecue place, this is also a preferred camping spot for the tranquillity it offers.
Also known as Umm Bab Family beach, it is part of the Al Reem Natural Reserve. This beach is known for its cluster of palm trees which is an unusual sight and also has shade to relax. According to Afar.com, this place is ideal for families looking to camp as it has its own fenced area for families.
So when are you going camping to explore the great outdoors in Qatar? Let us know and share your experience with us below! Do share this article - it keeps us going!
Sources: Afar.com, 365 Adventures, Trip Advisor, Golden Adventures, OutdoorUAE
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