Delve into the rich cultural and camel- and horse-racing heritage of Qatar on a 4-hour tour from Doha, with a knowledgeable driver-guide. Explore the historical Qatari artifacts at the Sheikh Faisal Museum, including Islamic art, coinage and vintage cars; and visit Doha’s camel race track to watch the extraordinary robotic jockeys as they put the steeds through their paces. Finally, visit the prestigious Equestrian Club to view some of its priceless royal and internationally owned thoroughbreds and glossy Arabian steeds in training.
4-hour Sheikh Faisal Museum, Camel Race Track and Equestrian Club tour from Doha, with an expert driver-guide
Explore Qatar’s history and culture at the charming Sheikh Faisal Museum
View the fascinating antique coins, cars, weaponry and traditional craft collections
Visit Doha’s camel track to learn about this traditional and highly competitive sport
Watch the incredible robot jockeys 'ride' the camels in training
Visit the Equestrian Club to admire the beautiful Arabian and thoroughbred horses
Select a morning or afternoon departure on booking. Then, after a hotel pickup in Doha, begin your 4-hour tour with a journey west through the desert to the Sheikh Faisal Museum.
Set in a desert fortress, this charming museum showcases the historical collections of Sheikh Faisal, one of the country’s ruling family. Enter through the arched wooden doors and explore the 15 halls. Together, they house over 15,000 interesting artifacts, ranging from vintage vehicles and coins to antique manuscripts, weapons and arts.
Next, drive to Doha’s Camel Race Track for a behind-the-scenes glimpse into Qatar’s national sport. More than 6,000 camels from across the Gulf are brought here each season to race for valuable prizes.
Hear about this expensive sport, see the oval racetracks, and observe the latest form of camel training — robotic jockeys. Perched on the camels’ backs and clothed in racing silks, these remote-controlled wonders are used to help train up the camels to peak fitness.
Finish at the Racing and Equestrian Club, home to the Qatari royal stables. View some of the purebred Arabian and thoroughbred horses stabled here, and watch some of the magnificent steeds in training. Your experience then concludes with a hotel drop-off.
Reviews by Viator travelers
The camel race track was amazing and...
, Jan 2017
The camel race track was amazing and i enjoyed the Sheikh Faisal although my guide was more interested in showing me all the museum that we didnt get to see the equestrian club which was disappointing, but he did take me to see the Sheikh's private collection of race horses. I would have preferred to see the equestrian club than the museum if time is limited. It should be mentioned in your notes that there isnt time to see all 3 and maybe guests can have a choice at what to see from all 3 activities