Beach Club Membership

By mcfly_75

Hello
Myself and my family have just moved here and wanted to know which beach club you would all recommend? Did fancy the Diplomatic Club but not now I have heard all expats are leaving!
I would like one with a gym, a beach and a nice pool. My kids are 3 and 4.

Thanks for your advice!

By Stork• 14 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
Stork

I did see one woman in a bikini at the Diplo, but admittedly she was on the beach, not by the pool. Plenty of "tankinis" about...more covering version of the bikini.

None of the big hotels are taking membership requests till after Eid - you could try the Intercon at that point. You can also visit the Intercon as a non-member during the week (not Fri/Sat) to see what it's like, though it's pricey.

Oasis is next to Sharq village, past Doha port and near Doha Sailing Club - keep heading up the Corniche with the sea on your left, you'll find it. Their number is in Marhaba.

By anonymous• 14 years 11 months ago.
anonymous

whats the membership rate in Oasis?

By johnjo• 14 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
johnjo

Ramada is one of the best only problem no beach but evey thing else 5star and good prices

By mcfly_75• 14 years 11 months ago.
mcfly_75

thanks - that is what i needed to know! it may seem trivial but it does matter! As a matter of interest, where are you going to join now?

Thanks

By MattyHardingLower• 14 years 11 months ago.
MattyHardingLower

Ramada memebership is full and theyve stopped taking names because the waiting list is so long.

Its a bit of a nightmare here at the minute to be honest[img_assist|nid=17864|title=Chicks dig Guys with skills|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=440|height=440]

By ooo• 14 years 11 months ago.
ooo

Mcfly, I am one of the expat who left the Dip club because they stopped allowing bikinis. Rumor is true!

By t_coffee_or_me• 14 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
t_coffee_or_me

I am a member of ramada cabana club n there if u r not in swim suit u r not allowed to go in the pool most wear bikini there

If you can't change your fate, change your attitude.

By Don Corleone• 14 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
Don Corleone

I think the intercon is the best for your kids age but the gym is small. they also have squash and a tennis courts.

I always tell the truth, even when I lie

By mcfly_75• 14 years 11 months ago.
mcfly_75

thanks stork!

i also want to know if you can wear a bikini. i do not have a problem at all with mixing with locals, i teach them all day, but I do have a problem with not being allowed to wear a bikini! this alleged ban is what i have heard is driving people away.

also - wear is the Oasis??

By Stork• 14 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
Stork

McFly...

It seems all beach clubs are not taking new membership applications until after Eid.

The only exception is the Diplomatic Club. I have just joined for 3 months. I was there last week and there were dozens of expats there. Where did you hear they were all leaving?

The Diplomatic Club is also used by Qataris but I view that in a positive light. It's nice to mix with the local people and not exist in an expat ghetto.

If you want to have somewhere to go before you can join a club, you can pay to get into the pool and beach at the Oasis Hotel. The pool is very nice and they also have a kids' pool. The beach is ok - but not the best you will have ever seen.

We used the Oasis when we arrived during Ramadan last year. We enjoyed it a lot.

Stork

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