Dhow Cruise

Dhow Cruise
Dhow Cruise in Doha Qatar

Sunset time in Doha means time to cruise the teal waters of the Arabic Gulf in a "dhow", a traditional Qatari sailing boat, used in the past by merchants and fishermans. This time of the day in particular, is perfect to enjoy the view of the city skyline from the water, when the sunset colours reflect on Doha's modern buildings and while a fresh breeze will cool you down from the desert heat.

To see and experience one of these gorgeous wooden boats yourself, simply head to the Corniche, Doha's famous waterfront promenade, which extends for kilometers along the picturesque bay. Here you'll be able to find a wide selection of dhows. Just choose one and approach its captain to barter a fee. Usually an hour ride costs around QR 200 and you could be lucky enough to hire the boat all for yourself. Wouldn't it be romantic and simply great to celebrate a special occasion this way?

Dhow Cruise in Doha Qatar

Once the fee is agreed, you can also customize the itinerary since it is almost a private tour, so don't hold back, this is your chance to see Doha from all the possible angles. Board the vessel, sit back on the comfy cushions on the top level, relax and enjoy the ride! If one hour doesn't seem enough and you would prefer to organize a proper adventure with family and friends, local tour operators such as www.qatar-ventures.com and www.city-discovery.com organize half day (4-6 hours) dhow trips for big groups (even private on request) combining the cruise with a barbecue on board and swimming in the nearby island; Al Safliya. Other water activities, such as jet-skiing and fishing will be on offer too for a fun-packed day!

Dinner cruises with local music and entertainment, are available too for a memorable event. Whatever your choice, day or night, solo or in group, an expedition on a dhow whilst visiting Qatar must be on your agenda...why pay a fortune for a private yacht when you can have a typical dhow all for you at affordable prices? Your dhow awaits you for an unforgettable experience!



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