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12 BEST Qatar Desert Safaris from Doha [2024]

Wondering which Qatar desert safari you should join? There are so many! Here you’ll find a list of the very best desert safaris from Doha to help you make the best decision!

One of the unmissable attractions in Qatar is the desert. No trip to Doha, Qatar is complete without a visit to the vast sand dunes and, of course, some exhilarating desert activities and experiences.

The desert offers plenty of enjoyment for thrill-seekers in particular, but you could take part in anything from riding a camel to watching the sunrise in the aridest place, and drinking tea in a desert camp. A desert trip is definitely on top of everyone’s list of things to do in Qatar!

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Check out the ultimate list of Qatar desert safaris from Doha to find the one that best suits your interests (and matches the level of adrenaline you’re looking for)! 

I always book my tours with Viator and GetYourGuide, and I especially recommend them for their great cancellation policy. If your travel plans change, you can get a full refund on most activities canceling up to 24 hours in advance… which is especially important with the current situation! Here you’ll find a selection of the best tours from each of these two platforms.

12 Best Doha Tours To Book in 2024

The VERY Best Doha Desert Safaris

➤ The Private Half-Day Desert Safari takes you on a thrilling journey across the sand dunes, where you’ll get to ride a camel, go dune bashing, and practice your sandboarding skills. You’ll also enjoy a photo stop at the magnificent Inland Sea, which divides Qatar and Saudi Arabia and offers astounding views. 

 This tour also includes: Roundtrip transportation, insurance, and bottled water. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ This Doha Safari Tour takes you to the desert in an air-conditioned 4WD, and includes a visit to the Inland Sea. You’ll also get to meet the camels and ride one, as well as enjoy two of the most popular and thrilling desert activities: dune bashing and sandboarding.

This tour also includes: Hotel pick up and drop-off, and unlimited water and soft drinks. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ The Sunset Desert Safari is an afternoon trip that takes you camel riding and sandboarding in the massive dunes, as well as a visit to the Inland Sea before you find the perfect spot for a jaw-dropping sunset. You’ll also get an adrenaline rush dune bashing, and enjoy many opportunities for astounding photos.  

This tour also includes: Roundtrip transportation, unlimited water, and soft drinks. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Other Great Private Qatar Desert Safaris

Are you interested in private Doha desert tours to enjoy with your friends or family? Check out the following alternatives.

➤ This Private Qatar Desert Tour offers 4 hours of excitement and adventure. You’ll be picked up at your hotel and driven in a fancy 4WD by your guide, who will take you straight into the desert for an exhilarating dune bashing session. You’ll also get to sand board and meet the falcons, before stopping at a desert camp for refreshments. 

This tour also includes: Private guide and transportation, bottled water, coffee and tea. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ The Premium Full-Day Safari helps you immerse in an authentic Arabian experience. You’ll get to visit a desert camp and swim in the Inland Sea, as well as get your adrenaline pumping with the ultimate desert activities: sandboarding, dune bashing, and camel riding. A BBQ meal is also included, and you’ll get to choose the morning or afternoon tour to best suit your itinerary.

This tour also includes: Private roundtrip transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Sunrise Desert Safari from Doha

The Sunrise Desert Safari can be customized as a private or shared tour, and it takes you into the desert at the break of dawn for a magnificent natural spectacle. Once the sun is up, it’s time for some of the best sand boarding and dune bashing in Qatar. You’ll also enjoy a quick camel ride and a visit to the beautiful Inland Sea. 

This tour also includes: Pick up and drop-off, water, tea, and coffee. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Qatar Desert Safaris with ATV Ride

➤ The Desert Combo Safari includes the mandatory dune bashing session from Doha, as well as plenty other activities. You’ll go camel riding and and also enjoy an ATV ride across the sand dunes. You can choose the private tour so that you and your group make the most of it, or else join the shared option to go with fellow travelers. 

This tour also includes: Pick up and drop-off, insurance, water, and tea. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ The ATV Experience is a private desert tour from Doha, ideal for adrenaline-junkies. It enables you to drive your own vehicle across the sand dunes, conquering the desert on a full-hour experience. You’ll then enjoy refreshments to fight off the heat. 

This Arabian desert safari also includes: Helmet, goggles, and ATV, as well as transfers from Doha. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Night/ Overnight Desert Safari in Qatar

➤This Private Night Desert Safari from Doha takes you to a camel camp, where your nocturnal activities will take place. You’ll get to ride a camel, go dune bashing and sandboarding, and marvel at the inland sea while you’re surrounded by the night’s darkness and silence.  

This tour also includes: Roundtrip transportation, water bottle, tea, and insurance. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ This Private Overnight Desert Safari from Doha offers an evening full of activities at a traditional camp. From shisha smoking to playing beach volleyball, camel riding, and drinking tea, you’ll get the full-on desert experience. Sleep under the stars and watch the sunrise in the morning, followed by a delicious breakfast before heading back. 

This tour also includes: Dinner and breakfast, private transportation, and bottled water. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

For Something Unique: Monster Bus Desert Tour from Doha

The Monster Bus Tour offers a unique journey through the desert on the sturdy Monster vehicle, in which you’ll ride up and down the dunes as you make your way to a camp. There you’ll marvel at the vastness of the desert, enjoy some refreshments and even ride a camel before heading back. 

This tour also includes: Roundtrip transportation. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Combo: Doha Tour + Desert Safari

If you don’t have much time in Doha, you’ll benefit from the City and Desert Safari Combo Tour. This private full-day excursion includes a visit to Doha’s main landmarks, including Souq Waqif, the Pearl-Qatar and Doha Corniche, and also a trip into the desert. 

There you’ll get to ride a camel, go dune bashing, and visit Khor al-Adaid, also known as the Qatar Inland Sea, located at the border with Saudi Arabia. If you were looking for Qatar desert safari packages, this is the perfect option. 

This tour also includes: Transportation, entrance fees, bottled water, and insurance. ➥ BOOK IT HERE


Is there desert safari in Qatar?

There are several desert safaris in Qatar! From overnight camping in the desert to day-time adventures including camel riding and dune bashing, you’ll find quite a few options to choose from

What should I wear for dune bashing?

You should wear comfortable and loose clothes for dune bashing, cover ideally cover your arms and legs to avoid sunburns! Using sunscreen is also vital for hedging into the desert

How much does dune bashing cost?

Dune bashing in Qatar starts at $82

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