Private West Coast Tour to Richard Serra Sculpture, Zekreet Fort, Al Shahaniya


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Duration: 4 hours

Departs: qatar, qatar

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Overview

The landscapes of the wonderful mountainous coast of Qatar will not leave anyone indifferent yet, so get ready and go out of the city and get acquainted with the routes that most travelers never see

Enjoy this private trip from Doha in a comfortable car with your private local guide. You will see the ancient Fort Zekreet, stunning views of the real eastern desert, which is a popular set for filming movies and TV shows.

See the famous work of the world-class sculptor Richard Serra, located in the Brook Nature Reserve and made up of four fourteen-meter-high steel plates.
Serra researched the land's topography and elegantly improved the huge, lonely area in the center of the desert to ensure flawless alignment. The end product is magnificent and ageless.

• Discover Zekreet Old Town
• Admire the famous Richard Serra Sculptures
• Observe changes in Qatar’s desert landscape, fauna, and flora
• Contemplate over the vast area of white Rocks Formations


What's Included

All taxes and fees

Customizable itinerary

Friendly local guide

Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Iconic places for photoshoot

Meeting in the hotel lobby

Multiple start times available

Private driving tour

Unique off the beaten path for great Qatar travel memories

What's Not Included

Food and drinks


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 5 - 100

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

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.

What To Expect

Al Shahaniya Racetrack
The entire territory is reserved for breeding, training and camel racing. As a rule, representatives of the local large Sudanese population are engaged in this, since they have long established themselves as experienced specialists in camel breeding. There are stables, a feed shop, and a large well-kept sand track where the camels travel over lengthy lengths of 10 to 15 kilometers (nowadays with robotic jockeys).

Camel racing is incredibly popular in Qatar, so much so that a whole television channel was created dedicated to broadcasting camel racing, both in Qatar itself and in other countries. The doors for visitors are open every day at 9:30 in the morning or in the evening, around 5:30 in the evening, it is at this time that camels are brought for training.

A visit to the Al-Shahaniya camel racetrack is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the best-groomed and most costly camels on the earth, some of which are worth one million Qatari riyals.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Zekreet Fort Ruins
Fort Zekrit is a favorite tourist destination, which has a lot to offer for a variety of tastes and colors. You can go to see the buildings of the 18th century, visit the ruins of ancient cities, which often become a subject of interest for historians.

When looking at the fort's coastline side, visitors may come across madabes rubble. These were the same rooms that were used to make 'debis' a traditional date-based delicacy. Travelers may uncover 10 cm deep parallel channels in the chambers that are connected to the canal at the entrance.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

EAST-WEST / WEST-EAST by Richard Serra
Richard Serra, an internationally recognized artist, introduces the stunning East-West/West-East sculpture to the desert environment, bringing art to the people. This stunning artwork in the Brouq natural reserve stretches over a kilometer and is made up of four fourteen-metre-high steel plates. Serra researched the land's topography and elegantly improved the huge, lonely area in the center of the desert to ensure flawless alignment. The end product is magnificent and, although modern, ageless.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Film City
Film City, on the Ras-Abrouq peninsula, was formerly a fishing community that was abandoned in the 1970s. The location was largely reconstructed in 2009 to serve as the scene for either a Hollywood production or a local film, depending on who you ask. This remote location is a reproduction of a historic Arabic town set against the backdrop of the country's lone canyon on the Zekreet peninsula. This little village features classic mud-brick buildings with wooden doors, a mosque, minarets, a plethora of gates and doors, and a nice lookout location for some rest.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


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