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Historical Day Trip: North of Qatar from Doha

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Doha, Qatar
Historical Day Trip: North of Qatar from Doha

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 9 more
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Journey north from Doha on a privately guided 6-hour tour, and discover Qatar’s historical highlights. Head for Al Khor, an important former pearl diving and fishing center; gaze at the lush, mangrove island at Al Thakira; and admire the historical Al Jassasiya mosque, Qatar’s oldest. Drive to Al Ruis, the country's northernmost tip, and learn about life and culture in Qatar before the oil boom as you absorb the sea views toward Bahrain. Lastly, stop at Al-Zubarah fortress, a sand-colored, four-towered fort standing lonely guard in the desert. Lunch included.
  • Private 6-hour historical Qatar tour, with air-conditioned transport
  • Learn about Qatar’s history and way of life in days gone by from an expert guide
  • Visit the harbor at Al Khor, once a hub of Qatar's fishing and pearling trade
  • See mangrove-covered Al Thakira island and ancient Al Jassasiya mosque
  • Admire the Al-Zubarah desert fortress and views from Al Ruis
  • Enjoy complimentary water and stop for an included lunch
  • Receive in-depth attention from a private guide, with personalized commentary
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9:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A maximum of 4 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Qatar International Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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34 Reviews
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What we expected and more.
, Mar 2020
We were wanting to know something about Qatar and this was a good introduction. George, our guide, was knowledgeable and conducted a good tour. We enjoyed 3 entries at the restaurant lunch. We had an extra stop at a high tech dairy. A good experience for us.
Low hospitality
, Jan 2020
The lunch was great. However, the guide was not that great.... There is no hospitality. His explanation and conversation were very limited. Our tour ended 20 mins before the end of time.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Dear Moumou, Greetings from Qatar International Adventures! Thank you very much for taking your time in rating us! We greatly appreciate your kind words and are extremely happy that you have enjoyed your trip with us. We apologizes to that and we will make an investigation from our side. By this we can make an action to improve our services and your comments will be shared with our team, and we are confident they will find this a source to keep up the great work. We look forward to serving you again soon. Hoping to be of service again on your next trip to Qatar. All the best! Jheng
, Apr 2019
Our guide, Prakash, was couteous and very knowledgeable about the sites and the history However the sites were not worth the drive
1 traveler found this review helpful
North of Doha guided tour
, Mar 2019
Although the very new looking old fortress included in the trip did disappoint me a bit, I think I had the best driver from Nepal and also the best guide called Jay, from the Filippines, so friendly and cheerful and well informed about everthing concerning both history and present life in Qatar. I felt I learned a lot about the country, and the bonus visit in the very modern stable ofthe cows was a big surprise!
1 traveler found this review helpful
North of Qatar from Doha
, Nov 2018
A very good way to see the North of Qatar and learn about its history and observe the marvelous changes going on.
This was a very enjoyable trip. We...
Yogesh J
, Mar 2018
This was a very enjoyable trip. We got to see the landscape of Qatar and visit many old and traditional sites. These included a fishing village, pearl diving locations and a famous fort. We also went through various villages and towns, with lunch at one of these. The guide was excellent and he gave a wonderful perspective of the society and the traditional life in Qatar. The trip took us to the top end of the country and to the gulf. The views were quite impressive and we were happy to get away from Doha, which is itself a nice, modern city. The trip is highly recommended.
1 traveler found this review helpful
This trip involved a journey to the...
Michael M
, Feb 2018
This trip involved a journey to the fishing town of Al Khor and then to Zubara fort, which has some interesting historical and archaeological displays and artefacts. Next was a deserted fishing village of Jubail, finishing with lunch in Ruwais. Altogether, a most rewarding trip made even better by our well-informed and helpful guide, Rama.
You see how is life outside of the...
, Apr 2017
You see how is life outside of the capital city Doha and also view some of the past of the region.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Excellent trip - you do get to see...
Joanne B
, Jan 2017
Excellent trip - you do get to see quite a lot of the country and see the difference between the north and the capital city. I was a solo traveller but i was well looked after by my guide and felt very safe

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