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With over 560 km of coastline, Qatar boasts abundant marine life and crystal waters making it ideal for fishing, sailing, water-skiing, canoeing, kitesurfing, jet-skiing, and windsurfing.

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The top water activities to try in Qatar

As a peninsula surrounded by the Arabian sea and blessed with year-round sunny weather, Qatar is an ideal location for water sports. In the winter season when the average temperature is 26 degrees, the country’s crystal-clear beaches, waterparks and marinas invite everyone to try out new activities and experiences. 

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Diving in the Arabian Gulf

From above ground to under water, there is plenty of exploring to be done. Dive sites are easily accessible, and include wreck, deep water, and reef dives.

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Kitesurfing in Qatar

Kitesurfing is a thrilling activity that combines surfing, wakeboarding, and windsurfing, affording thrills and views over the desert landscape. These activities are available through various operators in Doha and outside.  

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Beaches in Qatar

Qatar is a fantastic destination for sun-worshippers year round. Unspoiled beaches dot the country's coastline, and are ideal for a quick escape.  Luxury hotels and resorts with private beaches offer comfortable cabanas and childcare services, along with a wide variety of water sports.

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Kayaking through the Al Thakira Mangroves

Al Thakira mangroves, located just north of the seaside city of Al Khor, present a large expanse of natural greenery. A great way to explore the mangroves is by kayak, available from several tour operators and specialised companies. Morning and afternoon trips are available and can be booked in advance.

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Qatari Dhow Cruises (Mahmal)

Qatar has a proud history of seafaring, and today it is possible to experience that aboard a traditional wooden dhow boat. Full-day, half-day and evening sightseeing excursions, including a meal, can be arranged through hotels or local tour operators.

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