If you traveling to Qatar, take your time to explore this amazing country. It's not only one of the safest countries in the world, it also offers true Arabian hospitality. There's a rich variety of food, adventure, beaches and sand dunes and of course, year-round sunshine. Here's a quick guide to 9 of the interesting things to do in Qatar:
1. Dune bashing in Dubai
Dune Bashing is basically a form of off-roading done on sand dunes, usually in big 4X4 vehicles like the Toyota Land Cruiser or Fortuner. It basically involves driving at varying speeds over sand dunes and manoeuvring the car in such a way as to maintain balance while going up the dune and coming down. This is very exciting activity when you can sit in the passenger seats of the car and take part in the dune bashing. If you are a professional driver, you can drive yourself.
2. Take in Doha's Corniche and dhows
See the sights of the Doha Corniche and board and enjoy traditional Dhow boat ride. Sail over to Al Safliya Island and get an awesome view of the city skyline along the way. The dhow is a traditional wooden sailing boat, used by merchants. But now, it includes the latest amenities for tourists to make their journey more comfortable.
3. Go to the Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum
This is one of the most surprising and interesting museums in the country. The museum consists of thousands of private item of Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani such as rare vintage cars, ships, weapons, medical equipment, fossils, pictures of past decades, furniture, items, traditional…You will have a lot of things to explore here
4. See East-West/West-East artwork
If you’re interested in unique art set in unusual landscapes, don’t miss to visit East-West/West-East artwork. It's made up of four plates, each about 15 meters tall, that stand along a one-kilometer corridor from the desert to the sea. You may take a lot of amazing photos here.
5. Visit Al Zubarah Fort and the abandoned village
Discover Qatar's cultural history at the restored Al Zubarah Fort and surrounding archaeological works, Qatar's first UNESCO World Heritage Site. It overlooks the old bustling pearl fishing town of Al Zubarah, which traders from China to Britain sailed to some 200 years ago. Visit here you can learn about the heritage, traditions, history and development of Qatar.
6. Delve into Al Thakira Mangroves
The mangroves of Al Thakira comprise a large area of vegetation with its own ecosystem that attracts varied bird life, including flamingos and herons. The beach was wonderful: beautiful water that was very refreshing and sand that was very good to play in and amazing mangroves and wildlife.
7. Eat at the best brunch spots
Hotels in the capital take brunch to another level. They are abundant, whimsical and usually delicious , with options such as sushi, salad, roasts, grills, cheese, breads, chocolate fountains and flowing bubbly.
8. Explore a world of horses
Exploring the world of horse in Doha is a very interesting activity. Preserving local traditions of raising pure breed Arabian horses is the goal of this vast horseshoe-shaped center, but tours also allow visitors to watch training in facilities that include treadmills, swimming pools and private racetracks.
9. Attend sporting events
New stadiums and infrastructure are being built to house the surge of fans expected for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. If you have chance to visit Qatar in this time, don’t forget to take part in these sporting events. You will get a lot of exciting time here.