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Private Half-Day Desert Safari from Doha provided by Qatar International Tour (QIT)

Private Half-Day Desert Safari from Doha

Private Half-Day Desert Safari from Doha
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Tour snapshot
Discover Qatar’s desert and Inland Sea on a private half-day trip from Doha
Duration:
4h
Hotel pickup offered
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Infant seats available
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
The beauty of Qatar’s desert and Inland Sea are best experienced without crowds. This private tour from Doha visits both locations with just you and a guide. Plus, the tour only takes half a day, so it's ideal for time-pressed visitors. Take a dune bash, admire the turquoise Khor Al Adaid sea, and stand where dunes run into the ocean. A choice of pickup points and times means extra flexibility.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Arabic, German, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Avoid tour groups and enjoy the desert and dune-bashing with just a guide
  • View the Khor Al Adaid inland sea and see where desert meets beaches
  • Choice of times and start points: ideal for time-short and layover guests
What to expect
  • Book your preferred departure, choosing pickup in Doha from your hotel, the port, or the airport, or from Hamad Port. Your driver-guide will take you south along Qatar’s coast in a private climate-controlled 4x4. Pass oil fields and towns, then head off-road into the deserts that frame Qatar’s border with Saudi Arabia. Enjoy an optional camel ride (own expense) and set off on an exciting dune bash. Carve up huge dunes and slide down the sheer drops sideways as your driver deftly spins the wheel. Continue across desert to the Khor Al Adaid Inland Sea, a vast expanse of turquoise water that forms a natural border with Saudi. Admire this stunning UNESCO-listed body of water before traveling to one of just 3 places in the world where the desert runs into beaches. Enjoy soda at a desert camp here before returning to your starting point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Arabic, German, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Avoid tour groups and enjoy the desert and dune-bashing with just a guide
  • View the Khor Al Adaid inland sea and see where desert meets beaches
  • Choice of times and start points: ideal for time-short and layover guests
What to expect
  • Book your preferred departure, choosing pickup in Doha from your hotel, the port, or the airport, or from Hamad Port. Your driver-guide will take you south along Qatar’s coast in a private climate-controlled 4x4. Pass oil fields and towns, then head off-road into the deserts that frame Qatar’s border with Saudi Arabia. Enjoy an optional camel ride (own expense) and set off on an exciting dune bash. Carve up huge dunes and slide down the sheer drops sideways as your driver deftly spins the wheel. Continue across desert to the Khor Al Adaid Inland Sea, a vast expanse of turquoise water that forms a natural border with Saudi. Admire this stunning UNESCO-listed body of water before traveling to one of just 3 places in the world where the desert runs into beaches. Enjoy soda at a desert camp here before returning to your starting point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 25649P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel or port pickup and drop-off
  • Driver/guide
  • Bottled water and other beverages
  • Private tour
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Return point: Returns to original departure point
  • Airports:
  • Doha Airport, Doha Qatar
  • Ports:
  • Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, 7HQ8+JG2, Doha, Qatar
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems, heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • A maximum of four people per booking
  • Minimum age is 12 years old
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Hotel or port pickup and drop-off
  • Driver/guide
  • Bottled water and other beverages
  • Private tour
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Return point: Returns to original departure point
  • Airports:
  • Doha Airport, Doha Qatar
  • Ports:
  • Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, 7HQ8+JG2, Doha, Qatar
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems, heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • A maximum of four people per booking
  • Minimum age is 12 years old
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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5.0
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Tim H
Minneapolis, MN54 contributions
Nov 2021
Private tours hinge on the guide. In this case, Mohammad Hussain gave us four hours of magical memories that we will never forget.

The tour picked us up at the Sheraton hotel - Mohammad was waiting for us when we arrived at the concierge desk 5 minutes ahead of time - and drove us out of the city. He instructed us about cultural sites we were passing as well as the special attributes of the stadiums that we could see from the highway.

Because our tour took place in the winter, there were many campgrounds in the desert and he shared stories about the way Qatari families camp through the cooler months.

His introduction of the 4-wheeler rides was met with glee by my wife and with skepticism by me, her stick-in-the-mud husband. But I finally agreed and the 30 minutes we spent in the dunes on our 4-wheelers were instructional, exhilarating, and downright fun. Mohammad took our phones and recorded videos of my wife and I frolicking up and down the dunes with smiles that never went away.

We made it to the Inland Sea after a couple of heart-pounding sideways slides down huge dunes (50 meters? 70 meters?) and Mohammad has never rolled his vehicle - we felt completely safe (as our hearts burst out of our chests with excitement).

As the sun set on the Inland Sea and Saudi Arabia, Mohammad urged us to take off our shoes and let the sand sift through our toes. The experience grounded us in the beauty of the region and of Qatar's powder-white sand desert.

After sunset, Mohammad stopped at a lovely camp and offered a meal and refreshments with the campers. His hospitality was remarkable.

We arrived back at the Sheraton under a night sky that we will never forget.

NOTE: The afternoon tours are the best for the views - sunset, etc.
Written November 13, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Fatma M
Doha, Qatar33 contributions
I highly recommend Our driver Muhammad husain he is very experienced driver we enjoyed the ride . Afternoon till sunset is the best time
Written December 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Aymen S
2 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
Wonderful. The drive specially he is a PRO, he is so relaxed doing dune stunts like he was drinking water. I recommend it ans the driver(Mohammad Hussain).
Definitely will do it again.
Written December 13, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mohamad A
Doha, Qatar3 contributions
We went with Mr. Mohammed Husain ...an excellent and very professional driver ... the dune bashing was amazing
Written November 27, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shaik A
1 contribution
Nov 2020 • Friends
Best Experience. Desert Safari with professional drivers till Inland sea . Amazing resting area. Value for Money
Written November 14, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MAZ
4 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
A very well-organised tour, setup by Walid, confirmed by Gizell in the office and executed by the lead driver, Sami. Our three families all enjoyed the exhilarating experience of being driven through the dunes to Inland Sea. We returned to the camp in good time for a BBQ buffet dinner with plenty of activities on location to keep the kids entertained. Thanks QIT Team!
Written October 25, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jbino17
Kaiserslautern, Germany10 contributions
Several friends recommended the safari and we (group of 4) decided to do the half day version for our first time out in the sand dunes.

The website was very easy to use for reserving the safari and paying for the group. On the day of the pick up the coordination with the driver was very smooth. Our driver Mohammad messaged me a few minutes before he arrived to give me notice, which was very appreciated. We drove about 20-25 minutes to the point where you enter the dunes and while he depressurized the tires (for better traction in the sand), we had camel rides and held a falcon (20 riyal and 10 riyal, respectively).

From the moment we started in the dunes it was a blast driving around with Mohammad. He made it fun and while we were completely safe the whole time, he did things with the car that I didn't think were possible. I don't want to spoil the fun, but needless to say it was a great mix of beautiful views and crazy excitement.

After an hour or so of very exciting off road driving, we stopped at the ocean side resort area and relaxed for an hour. After the resort we drove more directly back to a main road to fill the tires and then head home. Mohammad was timely, professional, and fun! Thanks for a great time!
Written February 11, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Aruna123
Kathmandu, Nepal80 contributions
Sep 2019
A lifetime experience roaming in the Desert, going up and down the sand hills going close by to the sea just a few steps away and riding on a motorbike which we had not planned for but would have missed if our guide had not recommended it to us. My kids and of course me and my husband thoroughly enjoyed this half day Desert Safari in full. The camel ride was another addition to my kids which I am sure they will never forget. Thank you QIA for your great suggestion.
Written January 28, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Aruna123, Thank you very much for taking your time in rating us! We greatly appreciate your kind words and are extremely happy that you have enjoyed your trip with us. Your comments will be shared with our team, and we are confident they will find this a source of inspiration to keep up the great work. We look forward to serving you again soon. Hoping to be of service again on your next trip to Qatar. All the best! Jheng
Written February 1, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Carol Drummond
4 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
This is not the first time we have used this company. Never disappoints. Baha our driver was fantastic and we felt completely safe.
Written January 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Manikanta Mankala
6 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Awesome experience. Experience drivers #QIA at it's best as always.... Nice hospitality at base camp.
Written January 1, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear mankalamani, Thank you very much for taking your time in rating us! We greatly appreciate your kind words and are extremely happy that you have enjoyed your trip with us. Your comments will be shared with our team, and we are confident they will find this a source of inspiration to keep up the great work. We look forward to serving you again soon. Hoping to be of service again on your next trip to Qatar. All the best! Jheng
Written February 1, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Qatar International Tour (QIT)
Badkitty83
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Must do!
Great experienced! No frills… Very intimate and relaxing, traditional middle eastern hospitality at its finest! We
JoaoPauloV
JoaoPauloV
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Magic Safari
Faris is very Nice driver. We saw very beautiful places, Nice photos, Nice views. Sunset is really beautiful. Good
rebeccadP6401WW
rebeccadP6401WW
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What A Great Experience!!!
We, the Al Dana Nurses would like to thank Mr. Muhammad Hussain,Our tour would not have been half as exciting if we
U2496OTandyj
U2496OTandyj
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A must see when in Doha..
If you ever visit Doha, don't miss to visit the Souk Waqif.. An evening stroll through the Souks with its hundreds
Coastal657347
Coastal657347
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Excellent
It was a funfilled excellent trip... being a vegetarian we were worried about the food but all veg food was served
oskar3656RG
oskar3656RG
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Fantastic experience, top notch driver
We had a fantastic time, our guide Mohamed Hussein took us sand dune batching, and it was impressive (even my teena
David T
David T
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5-hour Dhow Cruise
We did the 5-hour Dhow cruise and it was perfect. A great way to celebrate a birthday with family and friends.
melroys611
melroys611
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Huge Disappointment
Terrible experience, pathetic arrangements and sub standard service almost a con job. We were a big group looking
DamselinDoha
DamselinDoha
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*Sunset Island Party*
Our private group organized a Boat ride & Sunset Island party with QIT. They always do a great job. The fee include
Legacy75
Legacy75
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Lots of fun & thrilling experience
We went on the half day desert safai. It was such fun, adventurous and thrilling. We had a great driver, Mohamed H.
guamsue
guamsue
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Amazing Safari Tour !
I had full-day desert safari with my friends. It was nice experience and especially dune basing was amazing !! We
TulikaMehtaAgarwal
TulikaMehtaAgarwal
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Good Experience
We only did the night camping as we were accompanied by small children and our parents who were senior citizens. Th
jarredmays
jarredmays
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Our sweet escape:Dessert Safari escapade
The experience was great! Dunes bashing, Saudi border beach, camel ride! The tour was worth the time and expenses.
Jmr0685
Jmr0685
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It's All Worth It
the activity is worth every penny. Our guide is very helpful and supportive. It was a wonderful experience. They
892vipins
892vipins
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We enjoyed safari ride. Driver Salim was good and friendly..
Safari ride was our favorite... We enjoyed a lot. Next time expecting more fun... our driver salim was good and fr
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