Doha

North Of Qatar | Al Khor |The Purple Island | Al zubara Fort | Mangrove Forest

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Private North of Qatar Tour
  • 4 to 5 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Northern Qatar is rich in sights, but exploring the area from Doha usually means renting a self-drive vehicle or cab-hopping. Skip the fuss of both on a private tour that covers the region’s highlights with a guide providing commentary and handling all the logistics. Visit Al Khor Harbour, a former pearl fishing port; see Al Khor island and its nearby mangroves; and delve into UNESCO-listed Al Zubara Fort to track Qatar’s history.
  • Uncover the north of Qatar on a private tour from Doha
  • Experience a region many tourists miss, without any transport hassles
  • Visit pristine Al Zubara Fort, learn about pearling at Al Khor, and more
  • Enjoy door-to-door private transport and commentary from a guide

What's Included

  • Pickup /drop off services.
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Air Conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water and tea
  • insurance
  • Meals
  • Al Zubara fort entrance fees

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

• Airport: Please proceed to gate number 4 near the passenger's pickup and drop-off area. • Hotels: We offer hotel pickup services from any hotel within Doha City. To ensure a seamless experience, kindly provide your hotel's full name and address. • Doha City: Please provide us with the complete address if you require pickup services from any address within Doha City. • Port: For pickups from the Doha Port cruise terminal, kindly contact us after making your booking so we can make the necessary arrangements. • If you are outside our pickup areas, we will contact you to provide information on the nearest meeting point. Please note the following pickup times for our tours: • Private tours require guests to arrive 5 minutes before the scheduled start time at the pickup location. • Sharing tours, our guide will communicate with you beforehand to coordinate the pickup service.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code: cover your knees and shoulders, regardless of whether you are male or female/ Don’t wear anything see-through.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by Falcon Tours

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • 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.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Reviews

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Interesting to see this part of Qatar
Meredith_E, May 2024
This was a very interesting part of Qatar and I was glad to see some of the history of the area and to experience a different part of the country. The fort was very impressive and the interpretive boards there were very informative. We visited the National Museum of Qatar the following day and found that much of the tour provided good context for the museums displays. The guide was a little disappointing. While he was polite and efficient, he would more accurately been referred to as a 'driver'. He provided only minimal and superficial information about each area. I would have liked to have heard more about Qatar and its people generally. It was a long drive to sit in silence when all these interesting things were passing us by outside the car.
J’avais, our tour guide...
AnneMarie_T, May 2024
J’avais, our tour guide and driver, was amazing! Very knowledgeable and took the time to answer all our questions. I highly recommend this tour to see what Qatar has to offer outside of Doha.
Not a good experience
Cathy_M, Apr 2024
Unfortunately this was not a good experience. Our guide Bilal was more of a driver than a guide. We would arrive at a location and he would tell us to read the signs. He only spoke to us in the car when we would ask him a direct question. The locations on the tour could have been fun and interesting had the guide been more engaged. Hopefully he was just having a bad day.
Memorable trip with excellent guide
Stephen_W, Feb 2024
A must-do if staying in Doha. I booked this as a solo trip. Amar was an incredible guide who went above and beyond to make the trip a memorable experience. Amar expertly guided me throughout northern Qatar, and it was clear that he was not only knowledgeable but also very passionate about the country’s history and development. Amar’s easy-going personality made the trip always exciting, even during the times spent driving between locations. The locations themselves were also quite interesting, and gives visitors a good overview of the top must-sees in Qatar. I highly recommend this tour, especially with Amar, to anyone considering visiting Qatar!
The Tour Company was good
veblenate, Feb 2024
The company and driver were excellent. We thought it was a small group tour but it was a private car Large 4WD for the two of us. The fishing village was a town and you only go to the fishing port to look at the fleet (not exciting). The purple island is not purple and not an island. If you haven’t seen mangroves before it would be okay but if you have then same same - almost no wildlife. The fort was interesting. Overall a good trip especially as Doha day trips are limited unless you want to go driving in the sand dunes
Nice trip out of Doha
ks1197, Feb 2024
Our guide, Bilal, was great and made it an enjoyable experience - Al Zubara Fort is the definite highlight. The tour is probably a little bit expensive for what you get
Great tour outside the city
Sally_F, Nov 2023
Good half day tour outside Doha City. Guide was informative and friendly. Great to see some of Doha history and the restoration of the historical villages .
Subarachnoid and Al Khor tour
Helene_M, Sep 2023
Best part of the tour was the mangrove. Impressive greenery in the middle of the desert. The beauty of the desert! Javid was knowledgeable and helpful, very informative. Careful driver.
North Qatar highlights in a nutshell
Victoria_R, Jul 2023
This is a good half day tour if you want to efficiently see the main attractions in the north. Our guide, Javid, was very informative and made sure that we got the very best photos of all the sites including some of World Cup stadiums along the way. He thoughtfully made a pit stop and bought us fruit juice to make sure we were well-hydrated since it was extremely hot during the day when we toured the sites.
Insight to Qatar
Robert_B, Jun 2023
A tantalising introduction to some significant history of Qatar. Comfortable vehicle, excellent roads, great commentary.
I am the only visitor on...
BoyUdomsak, Jun 2023
I am the only visitor on that day at Al Zubara Fort. For some reasons, no entrance fee for me. As this is my first time in Qatar, I have 2-day stopover, and travel alone, the place is the must-visit place.
Dive into Qatar’s history!
DanielB, Mar 2023
Great trip and knowledgeable tour guide. It was great to see the sights and get a back grind to Qatar history.
Excellent tour
Sarah_A, Mar 2023
Javaid was an excellent tour guide. Accommodated all my interests. Spent extra time to accommodate photography I wanted and was very knowledgeable about history, culture and guiding about my entire stay. I would highly recommend him.
Enlightening Tour of Qatar's More Traditional Sites and Culture
Miguel_R, Feb 2023
The most enlightening and enjoyable part of this tour was the conversations that we had with our tour guide Qandeel Bilal. He was very informative about the locations that we visited, but additionally, he was able to explain to our private tour about the customs and traditions of Qatar. Via his conversations, we were able to get a good picture of life in Qatar. Furthermore, besides visiting all of the locations in the advertised itinerary, Qandeel pointed out to us many of the new stadiums that were recently built for the 2022 World Cup. The highlight of the tour was visiting the fort, and we had sufficient time there to explore the place and learn all about it. Although Doha is a beautiful modernistic city with amazing architecture, great museums and a lovely souk, as well as the very nice Katara Cultural Village (especially at night), it was worthwhile to explore beyond Doha and see several of Qatar's more traditional sites.
That day is in bad...
HUANG_Y, Jan 2023
That day is in bad weather and raining. The guide very nice to bring me to another place, called Barzen Tower. Every spot is perfect. Thank you.
Far . Nice to see .but I...
Irma_A, Sep 2022
Far . Nice to see .but I think too expensive .was nice to see. The Khor port Purple island n AL Zubara fort.
Solid experience
Zia_M, Apr 2022
Overall a good journey with our guide Qandeel Bilal. He was able to show us the key sights and some of the nice photo spots. Even offered to provide wifi!
A great afternoon
sarar, Feb 2020
Great way to spend the afternoon and get a taste of the country. My guide was amazing and made the most of every minute I had!
JUST EXCELLENT
Giorgio_C, Dec 2019
Excellent tour, comfortable car and great guide. Sadiq is an excellent driver and knows everything about Qatar. Thank you !
Good tour but driver tired
Virginia_B, Oct 2019
Very interesting to go out of Doha into the desert and learn about the significant history of northern Qatar . Unfortunately driver was very tired and was falling asleep at the wheel on the return journey

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