Qatar: Capturing the Magic of Arabia

While especially fun for someone with an interest in ecotourism, today the rapid development of infrastructure and buildings in Qatar’s capital make it enjoyable for all. “It is the most happening place in the gulf, after Dubai.”

Qatar is surrounded by the gorgeous turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf and protrudes off the Saudi Arabian peninsula. It’s a flat nation with rocky outcrops and shrub land, desert landscape, sand dunes, and salt flats. Qatar has a lot of marvels to see but anyone that journeys to the country must visit the Qatari desert.

The nearly uninhabited terrain is quite the experience. A traveler can plan their trip through an organized tour agency and camp overnight in the middle of the bare land. Although camping in the middle of a desert may sound intimidating, it can also be a luxurious and enjoyable experience.

The guides are knowledgeable and stay available to the traveler throughout the trip. They drive the participant to the location and set up dinner. Later that night, the traveler will lie in his comfortable Bedouin tent and can appreciate more stars than he ever knew existed. The day to come, the excitement continues with organized camel rides and sand-skiing. Before leaving the desert, Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey suggests bathing in the Inland Sea.

“The Inland Sea is an inlet of the Arabian Gulf that nearly cuts Qatar off from the Saudi Arabian Peninsula and literally runs along the border; you will be looking at Saudi Arabia across the water. The secluded beaches attract flamingoes at certain times of the year and are also visited by free-roaming camels on regular occasions.”

Source: Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey