A stay in Doha, whether it's for pleasure or business, means desert fun! No visit to Qatar would be complete without a real adventure in the desert, therefore make sure to keep at least one afternoon free to plan a trip to the amazing sand dunes out of the city, which are located after Mesaieed town by Sealine Resort which is about an hour drive from Doha.
There are plenty of activities that will make your desert experience absolutely magical and adventurous at the same time: desert safaris in a 4x4 and quad biking are on top of everyone's to-do list. Just choose which one is more suitable for you (or give both a go) and let the fun begin. Desert safaris in 4x4 wheels are best organized through group tours to taste the true heartland of Arabia. In this way you will be in the safe hands of experienced desert drivers and won't have to worry about a thing, as you will be picked up from your hotel and dropped back too. For more information check www.qia-qatar.com and www.qatar-ventures.com.
Say bye bye to the modern and sleek skyscrapers and welcome the picturesque sight of wave after wave of rolling ochre sand dunes. Whether you choose a half-day or a full-day tour, a bumpy but exciting ride awaits you. After a quick stop to deflate the jeep's wheels, you'll be ready for some serious dune bashing action. Fasten your seat belt and enjoy this adrenaline pumping experience. After fun vertical rides over walls of sands, the drive will also take you to the marvellous Inland Sea, near the Qatar and Saudi Arabia borders, where you'll be able to immortalize the beauty of the desert (sunset time is definitely the best time to do that!) with your camera. Followed by some chill out time at the camp where you will enjoy drinks and possibly a bbq, depending on your package, in typical bedouin tents before starting your way back to the city.
To see a different side of dune life, Quad biking can be another remarkable experience. Feel the powerful free sensation and the breathtaking whispers of wind through your hair while driving a 4- wheel bike with no limits. You'll quicky find yourself in the deep desert with nothing but the sight of dunes for company. There is no need to pre-book your quad bikes session, just reach the Sealine Resort and along the way you'll see plenty of Quad bikes stalls.
This is what we call living the thrill of the Qatari Desert!