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Posted On: 17 June 2019 05:03 pm
Updated On: 17 July 2019 02:58 pm

Exciting outdoor activities during ‘Summer in Qatar’

Khadiza Begum
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Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) announced a wide range of exciting activities as well as visa-free entry for all to offer an exciting summer experience. Citizens and residents of Qatar can bring, invite their relatives and friends, any other guests hassle-free into the country during the summer festival.

Ministry of Interior and Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) have launched a new authorisation system to enable residents to invite family and relatives from around the world to visit Qatar during the ‘Summer in Qatar’ programme and obtain a free visa upon arrival after applying through the online portal: http://www.qatarvisaservices.com.

This year’s ‘Summer in Qatar’ programme introduces a wide range of exciting indoor activities and outdoor experiences, fun for family and friends. We have listed below some cool outdoor activities to enjoy during summer in Qatar, so scroll all the way down to get more details.

North of Qatar Tour

(Al Thakira beach - 0ne of the beautiful beaches in Qatar)

The northern part of Qatar plays a great role in the country’s rich culture and history. If you want to experience the historical time of Qatar, a guided tour can help you to enjoy beautiful Corniche of Al Khor, down to Al Khor Fishing Harbor which used to be the country's center for pearl diving & fishing in the old times. Passing through Al Thakira, you can visit the mangroves whilst enjoying the breeze.

The Zubara Fort – Qatar’s first UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE is well known as an archeological landscape. Until this day, teams of archaeologists are having on going excavations to develop and maintain its legacy. You can then continue to visit a traditional Qatari village with houses made of limestone & mud and in while at Al Shamal, you can even see Bahrain on clear days. For more details, visit: http://qia-qatar.com/tours/north-of-qatar-tour/

Places to see

  • Visiting the historical Al Khor’s harbor, the country’s center for pearl diving & fishing
  • Al Thakira mangroves
  • An ancient Mosque at Al-Jassasiya.
  • The Zubara Fort UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
  • Visit a traditional Qatari village and houses made of limestone & mud
  • Al Shamal north point of Qatar

Doha Express City Tour

Doha Express City Tour

An excellent introduction to Doha, this trip combines fabulous scenery with plenty of fascinating views, historic sites and highlights of the rich culture. You can discover The Pearl—an extraordinary artificial residential and business island created in a shape of an oyster which has set the standard for luxury, Katara—the stunning cultural village in a beautiful beachfront at the heart of Doha with an amphitheater, an opera, art galleries and restaurants from various countries and cultures, the Equestrian CluB —which gives home to the royal race horses & international priceless spring horses, the iconic museum —designed by I.M. Pei that hosts pieces covering over a thousand years of Islamic Arts and last but not least, the Souk Waqif—the authentic traditional market with its fascinating maze of alleyways and typical atmosphere retaining its old- character, filled with cafes, restaurants and hundreds of tiny shops. To know more about a quick glance at Doha city, visit: http://qia-qatar.com/tours/doha-express-city-tour

Places to see

  • Sightseeing at The Pearl – Qatar’s oyster shape island
  • Visiting Katara, the stunning cultural village in a beautiful beachfront
  • The Equestrian Club visit
  • Comprehensive tour at the iconic Museum of Islamic Arts
  • Get lost and travel time at the Souk Waqif, the authentic traditional market

Kayaking Eco-Adventure Tour

Kayaking Eco-Adventure Tour

Nestled along the coast near Al Khor is a vast and beautiful mangrove forest, the best way to access the forest is by kayak. The area supports a lot of bird life and is a favourite destination for nature lovers. Sunset is a perfect time to see the birds and listen to the sounds of the forest. Suitable for families and those looking for a relaxed easy paddle taking in the greenery and bird life of the nature reserve.

To know more about, kayaking tour visit: http://qia-qatar.com/tours/north-of-qatar-with-kayaking/ and https://365adventures.rezdy.com

Desert Safari

Desert Safari

A trip to Qatar will not be completed without this incredibly adventurous journey into the endless heart of the desert. Considered as one of Qatar’s finest treasure Khor Al Adaid (also known as the Inland Sea) is a breathtakingly beautiful area surrounded by large golden sand dunes offering a stunning view. To know more about the desert safari, visit: http://qia-qatar.com/tours/qatar-desert-safari/

    Boat Fishing

    Boat Fishing

    The crystal-clear waters that embrace Qatar offer an amazing fishing trip experience for you, your friends, and family. Whether you're a novice or a professional, going on a fishing trip in Qatar can never be disappointing, as the country offers up many mesmerising fishing spots that will satisfy your hunger for the open water, and provide a great time out for all.

    There are different companies who offer fishing trip combines a day of fishing with a meal, so you can get the most out of your time on the water. If you would love to fish off a traditional Qatari wooden Dhow, visit: http://qia-qatar.com/tours/dhow-fishing-trip-2/ and for Speedboat Fishing, visit: http://qia-qatar.com/tours/speed-boat-fishing-trip/

    Dhow Cruises

    Dhow Cruises

    Experience the country's seafaring heritage cruising aboard a traditional wooden Qatari dhow. Full-day, half-day and evening sightseeing excursions, including a meal, can be arranged via a hotel or through any of the leading local tour operators. For more info, visit: http://qia-qatar.com/tours/doha-dhow-cruise

    About Summer in Qatar

    Website: http://summerinqatar.qa/
    Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/QatarCalendar/, https://www.facebook.com/VisitQatar
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/VisitQatar, https://twitter.com/NTC_Qatar
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/visitqatar/
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/VisitQatar?reload=9, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrJLi0uzqr9pjkKLRbrEMvA

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