Where to catch the best sunsets in Qatar
Who doesn’t love a great sunset view? Watching the sun go down after a long day of work can be relaxing and gives you a sense of tranquility. Qatar, being a northeastern peninsula, is in a unique position to enjoy some truly beautiful sunsets from both sides of the coast. What is perhaps the best aspect is that some of the prettiest sunset views can be reached within a 20–45 minute drive outside Doha.
We’ve listed some of the best sunset spots in Qatar.
Dukhan lies on the western edge of Qatar and is ideally located to have a scenic view of the sunset. Nearly an hour’s drive away from central Doha, Dukhan beach is an extremely popular family hangout spot for picnics and barbecues as well. We recommend driving there well before dusk and relaxing at the beach. Watch as the sun appears to meet the sea casting warm orange hues over the water.
Umm Bab beach
Another beach spot on the western coast of Qatar, Umm Bab offers a really stunning view of the sun setting against the Arabian Gulf coast. The golden hour casts a warm glow over everything and the calm sounds of the waves lapping up at the coast make elevate the experience. Click some beautiful pictures of the sun going down against the water from amidst the oasis of trees here.
As the name suggests, Inland sea is a landlocked portion of the ocean, forming a shallow navigable sea within the area. The unique aspect of this is location is that the desert meets the sea in a wonderful manner, allowing you to skim the sky for the setting sun among water and sand dunes. Trek or drive over to the eastern corner or south-eastern corner of the inland sea to catch the sun dipping low behind the sand dunes and water.
Those who want to stay within the city and enjoy a panoramic view of the sunset must definitely head over to the Museum of Islamic Arts (MIA) park. MIA Park is adjacent to the main museum and features a curved promenade lined with tall palm trees that protrudes into the water. Walk along the promenade, sipping on some Karak as you soak in the spectacular view of the golden sun dipping low behind the museum building.
The far-off city buildings turn into dark silhouettes, the dhow boats dotting the sea, and the yellow-orange shadows over the water: all of it make for a picture-perfect backdrop for a relaxing twilight. The West Bay buildings on the side come slowly alive with lights, and this is honestly as best as Doha cityscapes get.
Purple Island Beach
Further north-east from the center of Doha lies Purple Island, in Al Khor Municipality. The island is home to an intriguing species of plants, mangroves, and aquatic animals as well as birds. The nature lover in you will rejoice as you take a leisurely stroll amidst the mangrove lagoons and reach the wooden ramp that protrude in the water. The trees, birds, and mangroves turn into beautiful silhouettes against the setting sun and you’ll absolutely enjoy the myriad sights, sounds, and feelings of watching nature following its course. A must-visit place!
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