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
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!
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.
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.
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