Are you planning to tour in Doha? Here are a few important things to consider before booking your tour, From the best time to go, to the must-see attractions and activities, we have you covered!
The best time to start the tour in Doha
If you are planning to take a tour in Qatar, Then you’ll want to adjust your tour start time depending on the season!
Whether you're visiting Qatar in the summer or winter, you can make the most of your time by planning your tour start time to match the weather, activities and attractions available.
For travelers looking to explore the beautiful city of Doha, the best time to start a city tour is after sunset when the city comes to life.
For those looking to explore the Arabian desert, consider either an early morning or sunset safari tour, starting from 2 pm. This will give you plenty of time to explore the desert and experience its beauty. Take advantage of the stunning views and majestic sand dunes during the golden hours of the day. Check our Doha desert safari experience
If you're planning a trip to Doha between April and October, be aware that the summer months can be extremely hot and humid. Temperatures can reach up to 46°C (114°F) so if you're visiting during this time, it's best to plan your tour for the early morning or evening when the temperatures are slightly cooler.
Between April and October, we try not to start our tours before 4 pm - unless the availability of our guest is only in the morning. During the hot season we limit your outdoor activities in favour of exploring the city in an air conditioned car with quick photo stops.
Doha city Tour during Ramadan
If you're a traveler visiting Qatar during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, it's important to check opening hours before your visit as many businesses in Qatar are closed during daylight hours.
To ensure our guests have an unforgettable experience, we offer special tours that start in the late afternoon, right before the Iftar (Islamic fasting breaking). This gives our travelers the chance to be part of this special local ritual and create amazing memories of their trip.
Duration of the Doha city tour
Depending on how much time you have, generally the duration of the tours in Qatar varies between 4 to 7 hours. If you are on a layover between 8-12 hours in Doha, a 4 hour tour may be ideal for you. If you are looking for something more extended, a 6 hour tour or combined experience - desert and city tour in a day may be more suitable. Check our Full day Desert and Doha experience
What to wear during your tour in Doha
Although there is no strict dress code in Qatar, we recommend wearing comfortable clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. For tours occurring during the day, we also recommend bringing sunglasses, hats, and sunscreen. This will ensure you stay comfortable and protected in all environments let it be city or desert.
Exploring Doha during layover
While choosing the tour for your layover in Doha, consider the size of the tour group and make sure you get the most out of your Doha experience. Many tour providers offer bus tours from Doha airport, it is comfortable for a quick drive to check out few attractions of the city, but for more personalised approach, consider a private tour in Doha with airport pick up and drop off.
If you have any more questions about your upcoming trip to Qatar, please reach out to us on our Facebook page. We'll be happy to answer you and give all the necessary information from visa regulations to popular attractions and food spots.
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