Beaches In Qatar

By QatarPK2019

Surrounded by Arabian sea for the 3/4th of its borders & being a neighbor to Dubai, I expected to see many beaches in Qatar spread on a vast area. So far, only been on Katara but being a long-time resident of Dubai, my expectations were much higher than what I saw. I plan on visiting Wakra beach next but don't have great reviews of it either from people. So I am kind of surprised why Qatar has not focused on utilizing the natural beauty of the sea/sand this country is blessed with & developed beautiful beaches here? Is there any beach in Qatar other than katara, wakra & sealine beaches (near Saudi border) which I am not aware of or...?

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By QatarPK2019• 2 years 1 month ago.
QatarPK2019

I went to Wakra. It's such a beautiful place. Took my heart away. Sadly, I reached there 5ish on which was not enough time to explore the market & the beach. Soon it was 6.30pm. Quite dark to enjoy the beach. So I left to visit another time. The bird shop was delightful. Could not see the sword market & the cultural & the souvenir market which I really wanted to because they were closed for maghrib. Next time will find a better time to visit.

By QatarPK2019• 2 years 1 month ago.
QatarPK2019

Daniel, how to get there? No METRO line connected to that area. How far are these beaches from Al Meera at Madina Khalifa South if you take a cab?

By Daniel Schriefer• 2 years 1 month ago.
Daniel Schriefer

If you go to an 'untouched' beach you'd have to bring your own sunshade. There is nothing but nature at Ghariya and Fuwairat.

By QatarPK2019• 2 years 1 month ago.
QatarPK2019

Gharyia & Fuwairt are untouched beaches? I want to see untouched beaches (better if they atleast have shades). So you reccomend those?

By QatarPK2019• 2 years 1 month ago.
QatarPK2019

Daniel Schriefer, katara has alot of 'touching'. Why I did not like it as a beach is because there was no open sea view for public except for a tiny space next to the hotel boundaries in which no public member is allowed. So it sure was not a natural beach. Yes, I do want to see untouched beaches. By 'developing' I meant jousting building bbq & shade facilities there. That's about it. I don't mean they should build Disney resorts. No.

By QatarPK2019• 2 years 1 month ago.
QatarPK2019

Daniel Schriefer, katara has alot of 'touching'. Why I did not like it as a beach is because there was no open sea view for public except for a tiny space next to the hotel boundaries in which no public member is allowed. So it sure was not a natural beach. Yes, I do want to see untouched beaches. By 'developing' I meant jousting building bbq & shade facilities there. That's about it. I don't mean they should build Disney resorts. No.

By Daniel Schriefer• 2 years 1 month ago.
Daniel Schriefer

Qatar does a good job by NOT touching its natural beauty and NOT building Disney Resorts. Go to Ghariya or Fuwairat in the North East about 100 km from Doha.

By QatarPK2019• 2 years 1 month ago.
QatarPK2019

So as I thought before, there are indeed more than just 3 beaches in Qatar. I was so disappointed yesterday when the locals told me the opposite (that Qatar has no decent / family beaches other than Katara & Wakra).

By QatarPK2019• 2 years 1 month ago.
QatarPK2019

Oh why didn't I think of this before... just ran a search & came across this:

https://www.onlineqatar.com/visiting/attractions/beaches-in-qatar

Good info. So Wakra has good ratings unlike the locals I checked from.

By QatarPK2019• 2 years 1 month ago.
QatarPK2019

acchabaccha, your solution is a good sunscreen ::chuckle::

I love to sport a complete African look sometimes for a change after a 10 hours tan. Nobody from your social circle recognises you the next day but that's part of the fun. Personally, I would never use sunscreen to avoid tan. The feel of water/sand combo along with bbq has all the priority. Katara has more cultural feel to it than a beach. Loved it because of all the history & culture but missed Dubai alot to get a feel of the beach.

By acchabaccha• 2 years 1 month ago.
acchabaccha

Yes,I have heard Qatar does have several beaches but I have never had the opportunity of spending time at any one of them.

My skin now has already has a natural tan (slowly turning to deep brown) which is permanent from working in the sun 8/6, and as such the need to absorb the sun on beaches does not arise. Beaches are for those who keep themselves always under a roof whether it be a home, or an office or a car.

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