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The top seven reasons why Qatar is the ideal kitesurfing destination

Over the last few years, Qatar’s sandy shores have been filled with colourful kites dancing along in the wind. Water sports like kitesurfing have become increasingly popular and the country is fast gaining a reputation for being a go-to destination for water sports enthusiasts from all over the world.

From ideal weather conditions to incredible spots and a wide variety of choices when it comes to kitesurfing schools, Qatar has it all. Keep reading to discover the top reasons why Qatar should be your next kitesurfing destination!

1. Great for beginners

If you are a beginner, Qatar is the best place to safely practice and gain experience. The combination of calm, shallow waters and consistently good wind is exactly what you need to start, and enjoy kiting at its best.

2. Weather conditions are optimal all year round

The season in Qatar is quite extended, ranging from January to June with a short break during July and August due to the extreme heat. Note that a wetsuit is only necessary from December to February when the water temperature drops slightly.

3. Perfect wind to practice

The consistent north wind from the ocean is another reason why Qatar is so popular with professional kite surfers. Practising needs consistency, and the good wind is essential.

4. Plenty of spots to choose from

When it comes to spots for kiting in Qatar, you’ll be thrilled to know that there are many great sites to practice at. Fuwairit beach is an hour’s drive from Doha and boasts a powder-soft sandy beach and open water ideal for both beginners and experienced kiters. Zekreet beach is another great location – especially for beginners. The shallow waters of the bay are perfect if you’re just starting out. Add to these the Al Thakira Mangroves – the stunning natural landscape and the serene, secluded Al Ruwais where you can experience the sport in peace.

5. A range of kitesurfing schools and operators

Considered to be one of the fastest-growing sports in the world, kitesurfing is well represented in Qatar, with several schools and operators offering lessons and equipment to those who want to experience the thrills of the sport. Contact the provider of your liking, and you’ll get all the necessary equipment and technical knowledge you need to start kiting!

6. Qatar’s strategic location

Apart from the weather, good wind and great spots to practice at, Qatar is an optimal choice for kitesurfers from all over the world thanks to its strategic location. Being an international hub for travellers from either Europe or Asia, it’s often just a few hours’ flight to arrive at kitesurfing paradise!

7. A variety of activities to enjoy your time off

The capital, Doha, offers a wide variety of different activities to spend your time off the water. From iconic museums and traditional souqs, state-of-the-art malls with international and local designers for a day of shopping, to award-winning restaurants and modern cafes, there is something for everyone.  Fancy a stroll? Take in the city’s architectural masterpieces and public artworks, or venture outside the city to take in the country’s natural wonders and indulge in some adrenaline fueled activities.

Experience kitesurfing in Qatar with Sarah Lord

It's a fantastic experience. It feeds the soul, as you feel truly connected to mother nature. You can experience both the adrenaline of the sport and the tranquility of the sea at the same time; it is a truly unique feeling.

The top seven reasons why Qatar is the ideal kitesurfing destination
Sarah Lord Kitesurf expert

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