Day 1: Arrival + Desert and Sunset Tour
On arrival at the airport, your driver will be waiting for you, to transfer you to your hotel in an accessible van. After check in, depending on ...On arrival at the airport, your driver will be waiting for you, to transfer you to your hotel in an accessible van. After check in, depending on your time of arrival, enjoy a bit of time to relax before your first activity starts around 14:30.
In the afternoon, you will discover 3 of Qatar’s desert hidden secrets. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in a 4WD SUV. They will provide assistance, if needed, while you transfer onto the vehicle seat. A special seatbelt will be provided to you to help with the balance during the drive. Once ready, the journey can begin, as you head to the west of Doha and immerse yourself in the desert. After about an hour drive, you will get to “Film City”, located behind a canyon in the desert of the Zekreet peninsula.
Purely artificial city that was built for Arabic TV series, Film City recreates an antique Arabic village, in the middle of the desert. As you stroll around the empty space, you will genuinely feel like you have stepped into a ghost town! You will spend about 30 minutes there, after which you will go back to the car for the 2nd stop of the tour.
Mystery Village is located a 10-minute drive away. Also part of film city project, it features special house constructions, made of rock formations. As you wander around, you will get an authentic feeling of stepping into a Star Wars Movie.
After some time here, you will continue your journey towards the famous Desert Columns, about 25 minutes away. As you drive along the desert, enjoy the views around you and you might spot some camels on the way.
Richard Serra’s sculpture “East-West/West-East,” is a set of four 14-metres tall standing steel plates that have been craned into place in the middle of the desert. They span over 1 km and make it a unique find in the desert. Take your time to take in the atmosphere as you have a look around the area. Special equipment and assistance will be provided if required, if you want to roll further around the columns and enjoy the magic sunset hour from there.
When you are ready, you will get back into the car and make our way back to your hotel in Doha.