Active itinerary

With its arid beauty, sunny climes and untrammeled deserts, Qatar has long called to adventurers. Answering that call has never been more rewarding.

The Qatari spirit of adventure

Qatar is an adventurer’s dream with a wealth of rugged, untouched nature, and ideal for everything from scuba diving to kitesurfing or quad biking over the desert landscape. Unspoiled sandy beaches are a haven for skydivers weary from tumbling over the sparkling Arabian Gulf, and dune-bashers looking to relax after a hard day’s adventure in the Qatari desert.

To experience the desert like the Bedouins of yore, head south of Doha, to the ‘Inland Sea’ – a UNESCO site that is one of few places in the world where the sea encroaches deep into the heart of the desert. Take in the majesty of the towering dunes, with the blue water juxtaposed against a myriad shades of brown, and enjoy a daytime, evening or overnight trip to traditional camps or glamps.

Lush in the desert

From camel racetracks to horse riding on sleek Arabian horses, to camping trips, water skiing, windsurfing and deep-sea fishing, Qatar’s spirit of adventure never ends.

The Al Thakira mangroves near the coastal city of Al Khor offer incredible opportunities for kayaking and bird watching. Unspoilt sandy beaches dot the peninsular nation, and offer a haven for everyone from sun worshippers to skydivers and dune-bashers looking to relax after a hard day’s adventure in Qatar’s vast desert.

Back in the city, venture on to a traditional wooden dhow in the evening, and watch the sun set over Doha’s unique skyline.

Kayak through Qatar’s magnificent mangrove forests

Al Thakira’s Mangrove reserves are amongst the most beautiful natural sights in Qatar. Join 365 Adventures for a thrilling time, kayaking through the mangrove forest, surrounded on all sides by greenery and a wide variety of unique fauna, including seasonal flamingos and herons. On the ride over to Purple Island, you will also have the opportunity to enjoy Qatar’s beautiful north eastern coast. At your request, you will also be provided with a guided walkthrough of the ecology of the mangrove forest.


For the past 5 years the kitesurfing scene in Qatar has slowly been coming into its own.Besides kitesurfing other water sports have also been making inroads in Qatar such as stand up paddling, windsurfing and wake boarding. This is further complimented by the thriving beach life that can be found along the peninsula’s sandy shores.