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Dhow Cruises

Doha, Qatar

Sunset Cruise on a Dhow

Dhows are beautiful traditional sailing vessels, that have been around for thousands of years. In Doha, you can see them at the jetty on the Corniche, many of them available for charter.

Experiencing Doha's skyline at sunset, onboard a wooden dhow is a perfect way to end a busy day in Qatar. It's where old and new meet in Qatar. Aside from a good look at the water-facing sides of I.M.Pei's famous Museum of Islamic Art, and a huge Richard Serra sculpture, you get great views of the individual buildings in Doha's business district–that continue to shoot up into the sky like mushrooms.

If you find a dhow along the Corniche, or Jetty, the going rate to tag along with other tourists is usually $10-$15. Tour companies offer 3-4 hour cruises with dinner, and of course the dhows can also be chartered for private outings.

Visa & Free Stopover Program
Qatar is visa free since 2017 for more than 80 nationalities, you can find more information here. The +Qatar program is also running in 2018 giving the opportunity for Qatar Airways passengers to explore Qatar with a range of stopover options including a free hotel stay (!!) or two-night stay for $100, click here for more info.