Doha tours and excursions
Travel Designer offer everything from dhow cruises and beach activities to visits to the Inland Sea. Escape the city and journey into the empty desert, careering up and down the sand dunes in specially modified 4-wheel drives. Some of the dunes are up to 150m (492ft) high, and after the white-knuckle dune bashing, the pace slows with a visit to Khor Al-Adaid (the Inland sea).Tel: +974 7701 4840
Qatar International Tours run various tours of the city, taking in sights such as the Islamic Art Museum, Gold Souq and Souq Waqif. Their trips offer the chance to explore craft shops on foot and includes a drive to the Katara Centre and exclusive man-made island of Pearl Qatar.
Qatar International ToursTel: +974 4455 1141
Al Shahaniya Camel Racetrack
One of the most popular forms of Qatari entertainment lies 30 minutes from Doha: camel racing, known as the 'sport of the sheiks'. Racing begins in October, with the main dates in April and May, but camels are trained each morning and visitors can watch them practice. It offers a casual, fun day out and opportunity to take some great photos.Tel: +974 4487 2028.
Overnight Desert Excursion
Those looking to see a completely different side of Doha can take an overnight desert excursion and escape the city. This daily tour starts with a drive over the dunes with experienced drivers and ends with a night under the stars in the desert. The tour includes water and soft drinks, BBQ dinner and an Arabic breakfast, and requires a minimum of six people.Tel: +974 4422 1888.