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Umm Bab (Beach)

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 […]

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Tour of Qatar

Tour of Qatar (various locations within Qatar) — this is an annual professional road bicycle race held every February in six stages (for men) and three for women, with competitors showing up from all over the world (many of whom also compete in the better-known Tour de France race). The sites are at Dukhan Beach, […]

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Simaisma

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.

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Sealine Beach Resort

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 […]

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Ras Abrouq

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 […]

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Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club

Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (Al Furousiya Street, New Rayyan, Doha) – established in 1975, the Racing and Equestrian Club (REC)’s mission is to organize thoroughbred and pure bred Arabian horse racing events, Arabian horse shows and encouraging horse owners to own the best horses and to develop horse breeding. Thanks to state-of-the-art facilities, REC […]

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Palm Tree Island

Palm Tree Island (5 minute boat ride from the Corniche, Doha) — Palm Tree Island is an island of leisure amongst the hustle and bustle of contemporary Qatar urban life. People from all walks of life visit Palm Tree Island in Qatar for its sandy beaches, well kept gardens, resplendent vegetation and restaurants. The varied […]

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Oryx Cup UIM World Championship

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 […]

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Mesaieed Golf Club

Mesaieed Golf Club (Umm Said, Mesaieed) – this 18-hole course opened in 1951 by the Qatar Petroleum Company, which it still maintains. Along with the golf course, there’s also a tennis court, swimming pool, cafeterias, and childrens playgrounds. Those interested in playing are advised to phone or email them: Tel.: +974 447 70848 Email: mgc@mic.com.qa

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Maroona (Beach)

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 […]