In that case, it will be worthwhile to extend your stay one more day in Doha to enjoy a 4×4 tour through the desert that takes place around the capital.
In Doha you have several options for excursions through the desert with a longer or shorter duration.
Specifically, during my recent trip to Doha participated in the most complete version, the excursion called Safari Inland Sea ( Inland Tour Safari ).
With a duration of eight hours, this tour takes you to the desert that surrounds the capital and during the same you will carry out various activities.
These excursions are offered by tourism companies such as Gulf Adventures , with which you can do it with a guide in Spanish.
Excursion in the desert of Qatar
This tour combines the ” exciting ” activity of ” surfing ” with the all-terrain by the large dunes that you will find in this desert, with the serenity of enjoying the wide landscapes of the inland sea that opens in it.
To make the excursion they came to pick us up at the hotel, and in modern and very comfortable all-terrain vehicles we started the route to the south of Doha, which takes you to the very near desert, where you arrive in less than an hour.
As soon as you leave the paved road, a first stop is made in which the drivers deflate the wheels of the vehicles, an essential task to be able to circulate along the great sandy surface of the desert.
That’s when you really start your experience in the desert .
It is time to ” surf the dunes “, an activity that will take you to the top edge of the large dunes, until the vehicle is dropped down the side of the dunes, being largely covered by fine sand.
From experience I will tell you that, although it may seem like an adrenalitic experience with a point of risk, the enormous expertise of the drivers encourages you to really feel like you are surfing .
To check this I advise you to watch the video that accompanies this text, which has been filmed from inside the 4 × 4 vehicle during the tour.
In this way, on this route between the great dunes of the desert of Doha you will reach the edge of the inland sea , a scenic enclave formed by shifting dunes that surround a bay of the Gulf Sea , which opens where the Qatar peninsula begins .
When you get to enjoy this great desert landscape, on the other side of the inland sea you will be spotting Saudi Arabia .
The excursion through the desert will finally lead you to a large Bedouin camp located on the shore of a beach, where in large and comfortable tents you can enjoy a delicious barbecue meal .
You can also bathe in the sea, or rest in one of the long Arab sofas in the tents.
Finally, you will have the opportunity to see the sun set in the desert, which completes an excursion that, after visiting the very modern city of Doha , will remind you of what part of the world you really are.