During this tour to the North of Qatar, we will explore the fishing town of Al Khor and also Al Zubara Fort – a historical military fortress that overlooks the only UNESCO World Heritage site in Qatar with the a stunning sunset view.
All Fees and Taxes
ADULT: Age: 1 - 85
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
What To Expect
Al Khor Fishing Town
Admission Ticket Free
Al Zubarah Archaeological Site
Al Zubarah was a thriving pearl fishing and trading port. Now it’s Qatar’s largest heritage site, with its impressive city wall, ancient residential palaces and houses, markets, industrial areas and mosques.
It’s one of the best-preserved examples of an 18th and 19th century Gulf merchant town and in 2013 was named a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Admission Ticket Included
Wonderful Northern cities of Qatar Tour
Sadiq, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable about the history of the area. My friend and I called him “the professor” because he was able to go into detail about the sites, Qatari culture and way of life, and about the history of the region, including the prominent families (going all the way back to the Ottoman Empire). Aside from the history and the information presented, Sadiq provided a pleasant experience, answering all of our questions, taking excellent, artistic pictures for us, and playing nice, cultural music for us to enjoy on the ride. The tour is a long one and it takes up every bit of the six hours as advertised. So pack some snacks for the road to keep your energy up. Thank you Sadiq for an unforgettable trip out of Doha.
Visit Zubarah Fort and Fishing Town of Al Khor
Shafik is a knowledgeable guide who is a wealth of information about the history and culture in Qatar. He took us to Al Khor as our first stop and showed us the fishing market and fishing boats. We were able to go into the fish shops and view the many varieties of fish that were available on ice. We learned the types of fish and how to identify fresh fish and the female and male crab. We were able to climb on board some of the boats and have a direct experience of how the fishermen transport the fresh catch into the refrigerated trucks.
Next stop was Al Shamal to visit Zubarah Fort a recognized archaeological heritage site . We spent time at the site reading about the history and looking at some of the artifacts from the archaeological dig. Shafik filled us in on some of the real history of what occured in the Fort. We watched a spectacular sunset before returning home.
Fantastic half day tour in Qatar
Lisa M, 09-09-2022
What a very enjoyable half day. I learnt so much and enjoyed a great chat and laugh with the guys. They were both extremely knowledgable about absolutely everything related to Qatar.
As a lone female, I felt completely safe and would recommend this tour 100%.
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