Qatar is a peninsular country that comes in the group of Arab Gulf countries. Its terrain contains long Persian Gulf of dunes and beaches and arid desert. On the coast Doha is the capital of the country and it is famous for its futuristic Skyscrapers and other attractive architecture that has the glance of ancient Islamic designs such as Limestone Museum of Islamic Art. This museum is situated on Doha corniche Waterfront Boulevard. There are 17 unusual, hidden and cool things to do in Qatar. If you drive for some hours from Doha into Qatari desert, start bumping and jump off the road through ruts and rocks, you will pass lonely looking and interesting camel corral.
Ride the Dunes
The sand dunes offer way to sand cliffs and on the horizon starts to rise a wonderful bizarre sight. It is a unique experience to ride the dunes. First of all the riders need to find the dune and then they can climb to the top. Coming down by sliding the side results in a sound without a little hum, little base but an incredible experience. Without riding the dunes, your trip to Doha is incomplete. You will love exciting trip of the sand dunes of the Southern Desert in Qatar. Being lifted up by lavish 4×4 jeeps tourists travel 45 minutes’ drive along the coastal rout to the Sealine Beach resort. It is an exciting fascinating, magnificent, exhilarating and thrilling drive. You will love the drive on the lows and highs of sand after arriving an inland sea.
Stroll along the Doha Corniche
Doha Corniche is a beautiful and a prime place that catches the attention of all tourists and visitors. It is the center of all commercial, local, cultural, festival and other types of activities. It is one of the most famous attractions that provides fun to its visitors at the vast level. The 7km strip of the waterfront contains the half-moon shape around the Bay of Doha to the Museum of Islamic Art from the Sheraton Hotel. It offers a clear view of the water from every angle. You will love sunrise stroll in the middle of the day. You will get a little shade on the walking trail. The sun rising on the cornice is later. The sun set sight gives a real delight to the nature lovers. Enjoy the exotic view of the dawn lighting, glinting off high-rise tower that lines the central business district.
Shop at Souq Waqif
The meaning of souq waqif is standing market. This is the popular market in which local beduins sell their animals and wools here. In the present time, this market is famous for selling traditional Qatari garments, souvenirs, handicrafts, spices. Today, it becomes a popular spot for the local Qatari artists and workshops. It is one of the huge market of dried fruit, honey, nuts, pet equipment, food, colored chicks, and different kinds of birds, falcon Souq, rabbits, wooden bridal chests and many more. Souq Waqif is the most famous and a large market for all types of items in Qatar. You can stroll in the market for buying incence pots including aloes wood, agarwood, and famous oud aka, shisha, embroidery garment for women and men, Abaya fashion, carpet, Bedouin weaving, Pashmina and many more.
Visit the Pearl
A Man-made Island Pearl Qatar is situated in the West Bay coast features showrooms, boutiques, luxury shopping malls, famous hotels chains, villas, upmarket residential towers, yacht-lined marines and many more in the Mediterranean style. A famous dining spot with plenty of restaurants are lined with hotels and cafes. You will enjoy every taste here from five star dining experience to refreshing ice cream. This area is famous due to the outdoor elegance, chic elegance and alfresco dining. Explore memorable experiences, safaris and tours. There are plenty of options for the tourists to do in Qatar both affordable and luxury.
Explore many things about the great outdoors, sports, local culture and many more about the country. You can hire a local tour operators who offer tailor-made trips, sightseeing tours to meet any special interest. You will enjoy the camel racing track in Al Zubarah. It is the west coast. You can use Doha Bus to have a tour around Doha, it is a double decker bus. For more independence renting a self-driving car with our without a driver is a good idea. The roads of the country are well-designed and well-signed for all the new and expert drivers.
For a heart shopping roller Coaster rides over the sand dune and 4×4 safari will give you a real delight of desert safari. You can rent a dirt bike. You will love driving a dune buggy, sand boarding and camel riding. The country provides a Plethora of options for travelers interested in outdoor activities. If you are a thriller and love camping then Qatar is the right option. You can get Bedouin-Style camps in desert with the help of the tour operators. Enjoy a moonlight Barbeque.
Learn more about Arab environment, culture and traditions in the desert Safari and other traditional customs of Arabs. The Arabian camps are the right source to provide you complete knowledge about the Arabian culture. You will get high-quality tents for camping and the high-standard living arrangements with mattress and other facilities. It increases the allure of your tour and stay here. The traditional food and drinks are available all the time.
Despite limited harvesting and agricultural land, the traditional food is different. Local Arabians like fish to eat with rice. Their local cuisine has influence of cuisines of North Africa, Levant, Iran and Indian Subcontinent. It includes seasoned rice with goat, stuffed boiled sheep, whole lamb on the bed of nuts and rice Ghuzi, mutton served with yoghurt, spiced rice with meat and seafood or mutton. They serve food with the variety of side dishes including salad, vegetables, fish, chicken and others. You can visit local restaurants for local cuisine, fresh fruit, grown dates and others.