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Sporty families

An itinerary designed for families (adult average age 37) who want an action-filled holiday where they can enjoy activities together. During their stay, they can go scuba diving/snorkeling, try other water sports and visit theme parks. They can explore the country together actively, as well as have some quiet, relaxing time at the beach to rest, relax and reconnect.  

Highlights

  • Explore the museums of Qatar
  • Sample the traditional Qatari cuisine
  • Enjoy a cruise with a traditional Dhow boat
  • Visit Al Bidda park 
  • Duration

    7 days

  • Hotels

    4 - 5 star

  • Adventure driven

    Water sports

Day 1

Experience the essence of Doha

Morning / afternoon

1. Museum of Islamic Art and the MIA Park

Commence the tour at the stunning Museum of Islamic Art, an architectural wonder, encompassing 14 centuries of Islamic art and artefacts. Wander through the iconic museum that comprises of four floors of permanent and temporary exhibitions, a gift shop, a café and the haute cuisine restaurant IDAM by renowned chef Alain Ducasse, on the fifth floor. It is also home to a heritage library, with 21,000 books, including 2000 rare editions in Arabic and English. 

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2. National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ)

Wander through the desert-rose inspired National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ), enjoy the indoor and outdoor interactive exhibits that bring the country’s past to life and explore the famous eateries around. Built around Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al-Thani’s original palace, the National Museum of Qatar reveals all you need to know about Qatar’s ancestors and the formation of its early cities, with the museum charting the country’s history and progress through the centuries.            

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Afternoon / evening

3. Souq Waqif

In the afternoon, stroll around the lively Souq Waqif for a taste of Qatar's traditional markets. Built on the site of an ancient market, Souq Waqif is where travellers can hold a falcon in their hand or feel like Midas in the shimmering alleys of the gold souq. The alleys of Souq Waqif are vibrant with living history and keepsakes. Katara Cultural Village, home to galleries, theatres and concert halls, is a guardian to Qatar's heritage and traditions and a place to experience festivals, performances and exhibitions.  

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4. Try local cuisine at the restaurants at the souq

For lunch, try the local cuisine in one of the various souq eateries with indoor/outdoor dining options; Shay al Shamoos and Al Jasra Traditional Food are two compelling restaurants at the Souq Waqif known to serve the best local dishes.             

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5. Evening walk along the Corniche and dhow boat cruise dinner

End the day aboard a traditional wooden dhow boat, where, along with the serene corniche views, you will be treated with a dinner buffet to satisfy your cravings after a long day of sightseeing. Enjoy a walk through the sites and scenes of the corniche before you head back to your hotel for the night.            

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Day 2

The adventures of the desert

Morning

1. Full-day trip to the Inland Sea/Khor Al Udaid

Start your day with a visit to the impressive 'Inland Sea' or Khor Al Adaid, a UNESCO Heritage Site and one of the few places in the world where the sea encroaches into the desert. For a truly authentic desert experience, nothing beats a camel ride over the soft dunes before embarking on an exhilarating desert safari over the dunes to Khor Al Adaid, accessible only by 4x4 vehicles. Sandboard along the dunes for a unique experience, or hit the dunes on a quad bike, ATV or dune buggy. Prefer a bird's eye view? Paragliding, kitesurfing and more are readily available.     

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EVENING

2. Dine at the resort or at one of Qatar's other many unique eateries

After a long day, it’s time to have dinner. A fascinating destination for food enthusiasts, Qatar walks a fine line between modernity and tradition. It presents a rich and diverse culinary scene with a plethora of choices, from Michelin-starred restaurants to traditional Qatari cuisine and flavourful street food. The choices are endless. 

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Day 3

Enjoy Golf in the Gulf

Morning / afternoon

1. Education City Golf Club and Centre for Excellence

Start the day at the Education City Golf Club and Centre for Excellence, where there is something for everyone in the family – 18 and 6-hole championship courses, a 9-hole par 3 course, a digitized driving range, and the most advanced facilities in the world to learn golf. With exceptional design and focusing on high education standards, exceptional playing surfaces and hospitality facilities, Education City Golf Club offers a memorable experience for all. 

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Optional tour

2. Al Shaqab tour (optional add-on while in Education City)

Optional – As an add on to your day, head down to Al Shaqab, one of Doha’s most popular attractions worth a visit during your stay. You will learn all about these stunning creatures that play a vital role in Qatar’s history and tradition. You can also arrange a family guided tour, where you can watch the animals exercise, swim, train, or get groomed.

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AFTERNOON/EVENING

3. Relax by the hotel pool or spend time at the spa facility

Head back to your hotel for a day of leisure; you can choose to unwind at the hotel pool or take a relaxing massage at one of the hotel numerous spa options. 

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4. Dine at the resort or at one of Qatar's unique eateries

Return to your hotel for a sumptuous dinner or step out to one of Qatar's other many unique eateries - from upscale Michelin-starred restaurants to trendy food truck parks.

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Day 4

Qatar's marine life

Morning / afternoon

1. Whale shark excursion (seasonal)

Go on an excursion to see whale sharks in Qatar. Each year, hundreds of whale sharks congregate in the Al Shaheen region off the northeast coast of Qatar. On this voyage, you will be among the first to see them in Qatari waters. While these magnificent creatures are the biggest fish in the ocean, they are also one of the most gentle and majestic ones you will find underwater. 

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ALTERNATIVELY

Kitesurfing lessons in Fuwairat/Zekreet/Simaisma/Wakra

Get ready to jump from the skies and feel the adrenaline. Skydiving is one of the most exquisite experiences one can have in Qatar. With world-class instructors and facilities, an adventure and experience of a lifetime are promised.  

Traditional fishing or pearl diving trip 

Gear up to experience Qatar's oldest profession, pearl diving, or spend your day on an exciting traditional fishing trip.

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Afternoon / evening

2. Kayaking trip at Al Thakira Mangroves

Take a ride to the Al Thakira mangroves near the coastal city of Al Khor, offering incredible opportunities for kayaking in pristine waters. The unspoilt sandy beaches dot the peninsula nation and offer a haven for everyone in the family. 

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3. Dine at the resort or at one of Qatar's eateries

Return to your hotel for a sumptuous dinner or head out to dine at one of Qatar's many unique eateries - from upscale Michelin-starred restaurants to trendy food truck parks, you choose.

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Day 5

Where nature meets the world of art

Morning / afternoon

1. Half- or full-day tour of Zekreet area

Explore the highlights of the Zekreet area: a village in north-western Qatar near Dukhan and about 80 km northwest of Doha. It is home to Richard Serra's East-West/West-East installation. Put together by four steel plates, each of which is over 14m in height, the installation spans over 1km. It stands in stark contrast to the soft brown hues of the desert surrounding it and offers a comment on isolation and the passage of time. Other highlights of your trip include touring the Film City and the Arabian oryx sanctuary, the breeding farm of Qatar's national animal.

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Optional tour

2. Kitesurfing in Zekreet

Take an optional adventurous activity to add more fun to your holiday. Drive down to the west coast of Qatar along the Dukhan highway to enjoy kitesurfing at the Zekreet beach. 

Afternoon / evening

3. Relax and rejuvenate

Spend a few hours of zen with aromatic spa treatments or relax by the pool at your resort. Alternatively, spend the day practising exciting water activities at your favourite beach. 

4. Dine at the resort or at one of Doha's impressive restaurants

Enjoy a sumptuous dinner at the comfort of your hotel or step out to one of Doha's various restaurants. Choose from a plethora of dining options in the city, from upscale Michelin-starred restaurants to trendy food truck parks.

 

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Day 6

Water play activities

Morning / afternoon

1. Desert Falls Adventure and Water Park at Salwa Beach Resort

Take a full-day trip to the Salwa Beach Resort for the perfect adventure at the Desert Falls Water and Adventure Park in the heart of the resort. With over 25 rides, slides and attractions such as the Whizzard Mat Racer, King Cobra and Ship Kids Pool, this park is the ultimate fun destination.

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Afternoon / evening

2. Dine at the Salwa Beach Resort or back at your resort

After a fun-filled and adventurous day, enjoy a delicious feast at the Salwa Beach hotel or a resort of your choice. 

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Day 7

Explore Doha by air and road

Morning / afternoon

1. Early morning hot air balloon trip

Start your day with a hot air balloon ride to witness the beautiful landscapes of Doha during sunrise. Experience the exciting sky adventure while enjoying a 360-degree panoramic and picturesque view of the city. 

Alternatively

Experience skydiving

Alternatively, you may choose to skydive and feel the adrenaline rush. Skydiving is one of the most exquisite experiences one can have in Qatar. With world-class instructors and facilities, an adventure and experience of a lifetime are promised.  

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Afternoon / evening

2. Bike through to Lusail from West Bay

Hop on a public bicycle or electric scooter and travel from West Bay to Lusail. Stop by popular locations like the 5/6 Park, the Katara Cultural Village and the Lusail Marina District and enjoy the picturesque views the city has to offer. 

3. Enjoy watersports, swimming and spa amenities at the hotel resort

Return to your hotel, relax by the pool or indulge in some water activities or a rejuvenating spa session before the holiday ends.

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