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Posted On: 26 March 2018 03:59 pm
Updated On: 13 October 2021 07:02 pm

Top 5 water activities that you can try right now in Qatar!

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We've all been through a slightly improved Doha climate over the past few months with many of us even wishing for it to last all year through -- even if it just couldn't! And while winter on this part of the globe is relaxingly enjoyable, we can't disregard the fact that after all those days by the fireplace, our bodies still long for some Vitamin D and maybe, a soothing rub of sunscreen to warm our skins up for an unlimited dose of sunlight.

With the above-mentioned point expressed, here are five water activities gearing up for a grand comeback -- in many areas in the country -- to make the upcoming summer months a season to remember for the people of Qatar!

Kitesurfing at Sealine Beach

(Source: Qatar Water Sports' Facebook)

More than just a sport, Kitesurfing is a way of life and is slowly getting known in selected areas of the country. Qatar Water Sport (QWS) is organizing kitesurfing courses for all levels. Whether you're a budding kitesurfer or a professional one, QWS has something in stored for you. Their beginner's course is for anyone who would like to foray into kitesurfing and know what it's all about. Previous experience in any type of water sport is not a pre-requisite in order to apply for this level course.

Once you're all-set, QWS will take your kitesurfing lessons on the water itself wherein you will learn how to steer the kite (water start simulation), how to perform body drag, how the safety system works, as well as self-rescue. For the wind, wave, and weather forecast at Sealine Beach, click here.

Weekday fees:

QR 700 / per person in group session maximum of 2 people per instructor
QR 1000 / per person in a private session

Weekend fees:

QR 900/ per person in group session maximum of 2 people per instructor
QR 1200 / per person in a private session

About Qatar Water Sport

Contact numbers: (+974) 30111676, 33208333

Banana boating at Banana Island

(Source: Qatar International Adventures)

Share an adrenaline-pumping thrill with family and friends as a speedboat -- in the shape and color of a banana -- pulls you on a fast and twisty bumpy ride across the ocean waves. This leisure activity is perfect for groups of people who are game to get wet in a bizarrely-unpredictable way as you will never know when the boat is about to smash into the waves and throw its passengers away. The man-made Banana Island is only 25 minutes from the heart of Doha making the fun experience very much accessible and worth-it! For the prices, call or message them on their contact details provided below!

About Banana Island

Contact number: (+974) 40405050

Parasailing at Katara

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One of the most beautiful natural beaches in Qatar, Katara’s private beach spans over 1.5 kms. Beach goers have a choice between enjoying a relaxed beach experience and diving into the fun with a great variety of adrenaline-boosting beach activities, including being strapped in a parachute for as high as 600 ft above sea level while a motorboat drags you in the crystal blue waters of The Pearl. You'll be up there for 10 minutes maximum and it only costs QR 100 to experience the thrill so make sure to contact them today for a surefire slot!

About Katara Beach

Contact numbers: (+974) 44081985, 70029360

Kayaking at Al Thakira Natural Reserve

(Source: I Love Qatar.Net's YouTube channel)

The ILQ team tried kayaking in the natural reserve of Al Thakira nearly a year ago and we thought that it's one of the most ideal ways to spend a great, sunny weekend. If you're the type of explorer who fancies views of wildlife including reef egrets, terns, herons as well as someone who enjoys an occasional jumping fish from the calm waters of the mangrove, then make sure to paddle hard as the area is a large channel expanding several kilometers from the dock. By immersing yourself in Al Thakira, you will surely become more familiar of Qatar's ultra-rich biodiversity. You can book an excursion in the mangrove with Aqua Sports Qatar by checking out their contact details below!

About Aqua Sports Qatar

Contact number: (+974) 55437349
Email address: [email protected]

Scuba diving with Poseidon Dive Center

(Source: Poseidon Dive Center's website)

Proud to be in TripAdvisor's top 10 Ranked Activities in Doha, Poseidon Dive Center (PDCQ) offers a full range scuba diving courses from entry level to instructor training with full range of specialties. So whether you're a resident or visited diver, PDCQ organizes regular guided fun dive trips for certified divers to the local dive sites around Qatar. Discover the underwater world with PDCQ now -- check out their contact details below!

About Poseidon Dive Center Qatar

Contact numbers: (+974) 66084040, 44931140, 55510633

Are you looking forward for the official arrival of the summer season in Qatar are you still enjoying the slightly-cold March weather blanketing Doha? If you prefer the former, did our list help you plan the forthcoming 'hotter' months ahead? Drop us a line in the comments below and don't forget to like and share this article -- it keeps us going!

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