Camping is a great way to spend time with friends or family, get some fresh air, and take in the beauty of the outdoors.
Qatar’s desert landscape is perfect for camping. There are plenty of remote places to pitch a tent where you won’t see another soul for years.
However, camping can be tricky if you are not prepared. That is why we wrote this article to guide you all about Camping in Qatar.
Best Camping Spots in Qatar
Camping in Qatar is a fun activity that can be enjoyed by all ages. It’s a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and spend some time in nature. Camping can be a great family activity as well, and there are many camping spots around Qatar that are perfect for families with young children.
Khawr al Udayd (Inland Sea)
Khawr al Udayd, is a settlement and inlet of the Persian Gulf located in Al Wakrah Municipality in southeast Qatar, on the border with Saudi Arabia. It is known to local English speakers as the “Inland Sea”. Wikipedia
Khor Al Adaid is one of the only three places in the world where the sea meets the sand dunes. Sea is very beautiful and the sand is very soft. You will love camping, swimming and fishing here. You need a very strong 4×4 car with high experience in driving through the dunes.
The Eastern front is the best to do overnight camping, and wake up early to witness a magnificent sunrise. This place is also good for scuba diving and the diving area is called “Othmans Reef” but watch out for jellyfish season in the month of June.
Located on the northernmost tip of Qatar, Fuwairit Beach is flanked by beautiful rock formations and is the ideal place to admire the beautiful and calm water views. It is a fair way out of Doha city around 2 hours drive but is still one of the best beaches in Qatar.
A perfect place to spend time camping with family. The sand is white and on the left side of the beach there is an area with coral hills which is beautiful site for taking some pictures.
There are no public facilities such as toilet, cafeteria etc. on the site but there is Woqod Fuel Station about 10-15 minutes drive.
It closes for a few months from April to July, to make way for the nesting of hawksbill turtles. And in the north part there are rock formations that you can go off-road and access with a 4×4. But the beach part to the south is definitely a gem. Bring all the equipment with you to be comfortable since nothing is here except nature.
Zekreet is located about 100 km west of Doha. There are a lot of things that you can do here. You can spend some quality time with your family in the evening and if you’re up for some adventure, you can enjoy surfing and snorkeling. You can also explore the forts, the archaeological sites, and an abandoned film set nearby.
You will also find water sports enthusiasts surfing along the coast in the daytime. Owing to its peaceful and serene atmosphere, Zekreet Beach is the ideal place to camp and enjoy nature away from the chaos of the city life.
Al Maroona Beach
Al Maroona Beach is located in the north-eastern part of Qatar and is a breathtaking treasure that definitely deserves a visit. The beach is about 80 kilometers from Doha. Often referred to as French Beach, Al Maroona Beach’s best part is the soft sand with a golden hue and warm and clear sea which is quite literally transparent.
It is one of the finest swimming spots in the country and the turquoise waters make it even better to have romantic picnic with your partner. A soft soil road is what takes you to the beach and visitors are advised to take a car to reach the beach. To avoid the crowds, the best time to visit the beach is not the weekend, but the weekdays. Also take note that you will find many Caravans and Campers there, so you may need to go extra mile to find a vacant place.
It is a good place for camping but no other services like bathroom, toilet, food shops etc. so you need to be fully prepared.
Located at a distance of about 80 km from Doha, Umm Bab Beach is also known as Palm Tree Beach as there are various clusters of palm trees found here which adds to the total beauty of the beach. Camping is one of the best activities to enjoy at the beach as it has its own fenced area with other facilities like toilets and kids’ playground. It is a perfect spot for camping and spending some time with family or friends amidst the natural surroundings.
What Gear to Bring for Camping?
A good tent, large enough for all your friends (or family) and their stuff, but small enough that it doesn’t take up too much space in your car. You’ll also want one that’s easy to assemble (and disassemble!) so that setting up camp isn’t a hassle.
If you’re planning on spending more than one night out there, or if it gets cold at night, make sure you’ve got an appropriate sleeping bag. Don’t forget socks! They keep your feet warm when they’re cold and cool when they’re hot.
You don’t want to get dehydrated out in the desert! Make sure you bring plenty of water with you.
Even if it’s not dark outside yet at night, things always seem darker when you’re camping out (especially if there are no streetlights nearby). Bring along a flashlight so that everyone can see what they’re doing when setting up camp or looking for something in their tent at night.
First aid kit
Accidents might happen when camping. Make sure you have something to treat minor cuts or scrapes with bandages, antiseptic wipes and other supplies from an outdoorsy store. You never know when someone might fall off their bike while riding.
Who are the best Glamping experience providers?
Glamping is a form of camping involving accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping. Glamping is likely to satisfy any city slicker seeking a little refuge in nature, without foregoing any of life’s luxuries.
Qatar is also home to a number of private camping sites. These camping sites offer a variety of amenities for campers like barbecue, showers, toilets, and electricity. Listed below are some Companies who offer Glamping in Qatar.
Regency Sealine Camp
The Regency Sealine Camp is a great campsite to stay while you’re exploring the area. The campground is located right on the water, so you can enjoy stunning views of the sea. The campsites are also well-equipped, with plenty of space for tents and RVs. And if you need any supplies, the campground store has everything you need.
From dune bashing, quad biking and beach buggy, desert paragliding, air safari to camel riding, falcon show, bonfire and in-house DJ, everything will be arranged by them.
The Sarab Camp
The Sarab Camp is one of the most luxurious and well-equipped camps in the country. It offers a wide range of facilities and services to its guests. The camp also has its own private beach. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the accommodations are clean and comfortable.
Outdoor 369 campsite
They have one of the most beautiful camps in Qatar, which includes a swimming pool too. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable, and they are always willing to help you with anything you need during your overnight camping in Qatar.
Private Campest Qatar
Private Campest is a caravan rental around Dukhan Beach where travelers get a wide range of facilities. This camp set has amazing facilities such as beautiful outdoor sitting with cinema, barbecue, and free Wi-Fi
Another Company in the list is 365 Adventures. They provide all the gear and food you need, so all you have to do is show up and have fun. Their guides are experienced and knowledgeable about the area, so you can be sure you’re in good hands. They will set up the camp and cook dinner too.
Where to buy camping gear in Qatar?
There are a many places where you can buy camping gear in Qatar. You can find them at most sporting goods stores, as well as some department stores. You can also check online retailers, as there are a few that ship to Qatar.
Some of the most popular stores include Al-Futtaim Sports, Qatar Sports & Recreation, and Sportsworld.
Which are some of the best things to do on a camping trip?
Some of the best things to do on a camping trip include hiking, fishing, and stargazing. Camping is a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and connect with nature. Hiking is a great way to explore the outdoors and get some exercise. Fishing is a relaxing way to spend time outdoors and can be a great way to catch dinner. Stargazing is a great way to relax and appreciate the beauty of the night sky.
What is the best time for camping?
There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on personal preferences. Some people prefer to camp in the summer when the weather is warm and sunny, while others prefer to camp in the fall or spring when the temperatures are cooler. Ultimately, it is up to the individual to decide what time of year is best for camping.
In Qatar we recommend to go for Camping from October to April.
Which desert camp in Qatar is best for ladies?
If you fancy a ladies night out in the desert, Outdoor 369 is the location you need to know about. What many would call a glamping dream, Outdoor 369 offers the most gorgeous cabins for desert camping in Qatar. The cabins may be small but have a wide outdoor area. In fact, Outdoor 369 is one of the best places to visit in Qatar for not ladies but also families coming in. (Suggestion by RegencyHolidays)