Tips & Tricks
Simaisma (40 km. north of Doha) — For this beach, take the highway towards Al Khor, and look for the exit to Lusail International Circuit. Instead of going right on the bridge, go left, until you reach the coastal village.
Umm Bab (Beach)(90 km. west of Doha) — Umm Bab is also known as “Palm Tree Beach” because of the small cluster of palms at the end of the road alongside the small breakwater. From Doha, take Salwa Rd, clocking 29 km from the industrial area and passing the Mukainis satellite earth station. Turn right […]
Palm Tree Island (5 minute boat ride from the Corniche, Doha) — Palm Tree Island is an island of leisure amongst the hustle and bustle of contemporary Qatar urban life. People from all walks of life visit Palm Tree Island in Qatar for its sandy beaches, well kept gardens, resplendent vegetation and restaurants. The varied […]
Maroona (Beach) (80 km. north of Doha) — This beach is also known as ‘42 km Beach’ or ‘French Beach’. To get there, take the turnoff from Al Shamal (North) Road 42km north of the Al Khor turnoff. There is a small signpost marked ‘Maroona’, leading to a narrow tarmac road. Follow for 6km before […]
Tour of Qatar (various locations within Qatar) — this is an annual professional road bicycle race held every February in six stages (for men) and three for women, with competitors showing up from all over the world (many of whom also compete in the better-known Tour de France race). The sites are at Dukhan Beach, […]
Oryx Cup UIM World Championship (Doha) – held every November at Doha Bay and organized by the Qatar Marine Sports Federation (QMSF), this is a hydroplane boat race that invites both international and local competitors. This event would be most exciting to hotel guests and others with a view of Doha Bay. See the QMSF […]