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Posted On: 18 October 2018 04:00 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:19 pm

Four safety tips for winter campers in Qatar!

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It was announced by the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) and reported by us a couple of weeks back that the winter season in Qatar is set for arrival on the first day of November this year. As the cold will continue for approximately 5 months (until March 31, 2019), the QTA has introduced Al Enna—a tourism project that seeks to enhance the camping experience of outdoor seekers and beach-goers in Qatar once the cold kicks in.

Al Enna, a Qatari word which means camping ground in English, is a development project that has been launched to ensure campers and visitors to Sealine and Inland Sea can benefit from safe and enjoyable experiences while protecting the wildlife in the area and providing access to services and amenities.

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With this project in place and the climate in most parts of the country swiftly transitioning, registration for the 2018/2019 winter camp season has opened up on a high note with 770 camp bookings within just a matter of few hours.

In accordance to this, a seminar focused on the new conditions and procedures for registering tents and caravans and the related traffic rules, the necessary technical specifications, environmental violations, the role of the Qatar Tourism Authority through the Al Enna project, and other topics related to the camping season was held recently.

During the seminar, awareness campaigns were stressed to avoid misconduct that could lead to loss of life, destruction of public and private property, or environmental damage.

Camping in Qatar

Outdoor freaks in Qatar who are wishing to camp are all urged to:

  1. The camping season is witnessing traffic jams in several parts of the country so please show zero tolerance to any violations of the specifications set by the Ministry of Interior.
  2. There is an alarming increase in the number of injuries caused by unsafe driving of quad bikes so please don't urge children under the age of 12 the use of such to avoid any unforeseen circumstances. Riding the bike in tandem is also highly-discouraged. Moreover, bikers shouldn't pedal on public roads or at night.
  3. Campers should always make sure that fire extinguishers are readily available in the caravan
  4. Lastly, winter campers should always follow the health, environment and traffic rules and to respect security and safety procedures for a fun outdoor experience.
Camping in Qatar

Traffic patrols would be present around the clock to respond to reports of accidents or monitoring caravans during the camping season.

For inquiries and complaints regarding the camping system during official working hours (7 AM to 2 PM), the Ministry of Municipality and Environment has allocated a hotline number—4426 2000.

Read more camping tips HERE.

To know more about the Qatar Tourism Authority, check out their website and contact details below!

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