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Doha: 5-Hour Guided Tour of North Qatar

Activity provider: DohaBus

Doha: 5-Hour Guided Tour of North Qatar

Activity provider: DohaBus
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 129 per person

Head north of Doha and discover Qatar's wondrous heritage side, exploring the Umm Salal Fortress and the Al Khor Museum on an unforgettable cultural journey.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
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  • Marvel at the wondrous Umm Salal Fortress
  • Explore the fascinating Al Zubarah Fort
  • Enjoy the fresh sea breeze at Dhow Habor
Full description

Your adventure begins when you’re picked up from your Doha hotel and begin heading north for around 40 kilometers. Your first stop will be the Umm Salal Fortress, a tower built for Sheikh Jasim Bin Mohammed Al-Thani’s residence in the late 19th century. This amazing building is closed to the public as it's still occupied, but you’ll have the chance to admire the unique structure from the outside. Next, you’ll visit Al Zubarah, an important archaeological site made famous by its old fort. A square-shaped site with circular towers in three of its corners and a rectangular tower in the fourth, this fascinating fort-cum-museum was built in 1938 during the rule of Sheikh Abdullah Bin Jassim Al-Thani and was erected upon the ruins of a neighboring fort. You’ll then move on to Al Ruwais to discover the Dhow Harbor. Here you’ll take a short break at Ruwais beach to relax and enjoy the fresh sea breeze. On your way back to Doha, you’ll pass by Al Khor, the second-biggest town in Qatar renowned for its gorgeous harbor and golden beaches.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • A stop at the Umm Salal Fortress
  • A stop at Al Zubarah Fort
  • A visit to the Dhow Habor in Al Ruwais
  • There will be a 1-hour break for lunch purchased at your own expense
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

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Guide (Hussein) was well knowledged, of full hospitality and funny. The tour was managed on time and fully covered items originally requested. Hussein’s explanation in the fort and fast developing Doha city gave us good additional insights that self guided or guide books can not give. Unexpected ‘Indian-style’ tea services and stop over at the local truffle stall gave us lively travel experiences (because of private tour?) Clearly and politely ask him what you want. He will make his best efforts to realize it unless it’s really possible. Enjoy Qatar and enjoy Doha!

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February 3, 2020

Excellent guide and interesting tour with additional non-planned stops.

December 30, 2019

Product ID: 269487