Tips & Tricks
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 […]
Ras Abrouq (Bir Zekreet)(70 km west of Doha) — Ras Abrouq (Bir Zekreet) is a favorite spot for weekend campers. It is located at the very tip of a peninsula northeast of Dukhan (four-wheel-drive is required). Follow the main Doha-Dukhan road and several kilometers past the turnoff for Al Jumailiya (about 5 km before the […]
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 […]
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 […]
Sealine Beach Resort (40 km. south of Doha) — Just south of Mesaieed, this resort with a five star hotel, two swimming pools and landscaped grounds, has villas and chalets available to rent overnight, weekends or holidays, and is also open to day visitors. The tarmac road ends at Sealine and any further journey towards […]