The Qatari desert offers five-star luxury, authentic Bedouin experiences or inexpensive and comfortable nights in cosy cabins
According to the Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC), holidaymakers are looking to spend more time outdoors, meaning camping and glamping excursions will be in demand when climates cool. Here are the five of the best offerings from Qatar’s hospitality sector.
Regency Sealine Camp, Ash Shaqrāʼ
Set in a beautiful location where the desert meets the sea, Regency Sealine Camp offers modern luxury in a traditional Arabian setting. The five-star camp features air-conditioned rooms with all the perks of a hotel including bathrobes, slippers, room service and Wi-Fi. The resort is designed for travellers to unwind after experiencing a wide range of exhilarating desert activities, including dune bashing, quad biking and camel riding. Days conclude with a barbecue under the stars.
Private Campest, Dukhan Beach
Caravanning in Qatar may not seem like an obvious choice, but it is a popular leisure pursuit among Qatari locals. With local provider Private Campest, travellers looking for outdoor luxury can book a stay in a fully furnished caravan at Dukhan Beach with a decorated outdoor space complete with cinema, barbecue and free Wi-Fi.
Outdoor 369, near Al Khor
Located near Al Khor, the site comes equipped with unique features and homely touches to provide a beautifully comforting experience in the desert. Guests can spend the evening roasting marshmallows by the fire, sipping on a hot cup of karak (spiced tea) or relaxing with an outdoor theatre experience. Cosy cabins take the place of tents and are available for rent to families or women only.
Sarab Camp, Mesaieed
Escape from the hustle of the city at Sarab Camp, a haven of relaxation in the middle of the vast sand dunes. Entertainment and local cuisine are provided, or guests can opt to bring their own ingredients for a barbecue. The camp has 16 clusters, each consisting of six tents and a majlis. The wider camp is ideal for families with a host of entertainment for all ages: an outdoor play area, table tennis and foosball. There’s also an option to hire quad bikes.
Overnight camping with 365 Adventures
Located at Sealine Beach, the stay promises to be adventure-filled, with falcon handling and dune bashing on offer. Guests can indulge in a Middle Eastern barbecue before spending the night in traditional Bedouin tents. Guests wake up to a stunning sunrise over the Arabian Gulf, best enjoyed with an authentic Arabian breakfast.