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Al Safliya Island

The small uninhabited island of Al Safliya lies off of the coast of Doha, south of the Pearl.

A natural paradise with almost no facilities, it’s the perfect destination for nature lovers to enjoy the sun, simply relax or take on various water activities.

On the southern part of the island, the beach features wooden umbrellas to lie in the sun. However, there are no restrooms or other facilities on the island so if you are planning a visit, make sure you bring your own supplies for the day.

To reach the island, you can take a dhow boat from the either the Pearl Qatar or Doha Corniche and cover the distance in 10 minutes or 30 minutes respectively.

Apart from lounging in the sun, swimming in the sandy beach and admiring the mesmerising views of the Doha skyline, you can try one of the various thrilling water sports available at the island; jet skiing, banana boat rides, swimming, paddle boarding and many more.

To end your day, watch the sunset on the beach as the vistas of the Doha skyline offer a magical spectacle – the most picturesque spot in the city to take photos.