Qatar’s many dunes, with their spectacular views, are a major attraction for tourists who wish to undertake recreational safaris

Qatar’s largest area of sand desert lies to the south-west of the capital, with its high dunes a major attraction both for recreational safaris or simply to enjoy the spectacular landscape. The area is also popular as a day destination for families wishing to picnic in a unique environment.

Tourists will also find an array of local stores en route where supplies can be purchased before heading into the desert. The desert scenery constantly changes depending on the time of day and light conditions. The breath-taking colours of sunrise and sunset are especially dramatic and the clear night skies offer a rare treat for stargazers. Khor Al Adaid, the impressive ‘Inland Sea’, lies to the south of this expanse of desert.

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