Like any other Middle Eastern country, Qatar resembles one of the jewel encrusted country that is located amongst the towering sand dunes. With its plethora of shopping ventures, world class art and heritage filled souqs; Qatar makes for a popular destination for a fun filled adventure that will leave you wanting more!
Begin your journey at Al Ruweis in the north, which is an age old fishing village. Its isolated beaches make for a perfect stroll, especially with a heavy vehicle for environment and safety reasons. Next, travel to Al Khor, which previously, was an important pearling industry with attractive cornice, dhow yards and lively fish markets. You can even visit the nearby mangrove areas to bird watch.
Travel to Al- Jumayliyah onto Umm Salal Ali where you can view the ancient grave mounds, dates from the 2nd millennium BC. Next, travel to the capital city of Doha, pegged to be the upcoming New York. With its exciting mix of towering structures and exotic skyline, it will be hard to resist the exotic charm that enunciates here. Mesaieed is next on your journey. Its splendid beaches are a must visit, especially for a mesmerizing swim. Finally, travel to Salwa to complete your journey, where you can view the splendid Gulf of Salwa nearby for its amazing beauty and its flora and fauna.
Although covered with endless dunes of sandscapes, Qatar has its equal share of mesmerizing and captivating monuments. Among the various souqs that exists here, the Souq Waqif is the most important one. Known for its traditional garments, spices and handicrafts, it serves as an excellent opportunity for shopping, especially if you want to experience the true essence of the country. For a true and unique shopping experience, you must head to the Villaggio Mall, where, the theme park provides an excellent adventure.
No trip to Qatar is complete without a visit the local entertainment centre of The Kingdom of Aladdin, where families can enjoy its various attractions and rides. To experience the country’s architectural marvel, head to the famous Pearl Qatar. This famous artificial island comprises of various entertainment and residential ventures for locals as well as foreigners.
Qatar is an excellent adventure for gastronomes. Providing an endless option for foods, each choice has a unique influence and flavor with each bite. Visitors can try the traditional cuisines of locally made kebabs, breads and hummus in any restaurant or souq here. The main dishes that are a must try are the burghul pilaf and the baba ghanoush, along with the tabbouleh salad. Visitors looking for a small yet filling meal can always try the authentic Levantine shawarma. Don’t forget to try the deliciously brewed Arabic coffee or qahwa helw after your meal.
Since the country is surrounded by the sea, water sports are a definite must when travelling here. You can indulge in swimming, deep sea diving, surfing or jet skiing here. For a more exciting adventure, you can try kite surfing, which is a popular activity amongst locals and outsiders. For a more peaceful activity, you can go on a safari tour through the deserts, where you can dune bash in land cruisers. Don’t forget to go on a dhow ride where you can view the local cornices and souqs from the waters.
Always plan your trip to ensure that you make the most of the adventures here, with memories you can take back home. However, at various impromptu moments, you will find yourself facing unexpected mishaps or mayhem which may disrupt your trip. During this time, safety must be a priority to you and your loved ones. A safety net is an ideal solution. Flexicover, with its range of single trip travel insurance, multi-trip travel insurance, gap-year travel insurance and many other covers, ensures that you are well equipped for every eventuality.
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