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“Katara Beach”

Katara Cultural Village
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US$51.00*
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City Tour - Delight of Doha
Ranked #9 of 117 things to do in Doha
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

Writing specifically about Katara Beach which is located within this village. It’s a nice public beach for a dip in the Persian Gulf. This is not Ipanema so there’s a strict dress code - no speedos for guys, you’ll need board shorts or similar; no bikinis or even a one-piece for ladies, you’ll need your elbows down to your knees covered. Respect this as Qatar has a conservative dress code. Certainly guys will need to put a shirt back on when leaving the beach to go for a shower. Free for couples (for a few more days) and then there’s a QAR100 charge for guys (might not be strictly enforced - talk nicely to the attendants). Accompanied ladies and kids are free. Clean change-room with free hot showers available across the road. There are water slides and various water activities available (for a charge) which will keep the kids happy. Chairs with beach umbrellas also freely available. The beach itself has coarse white sand and is patrolled by life guards. You can swim out about a hundred meters to the perimeter buoys. During the afternoon, it was quiet probably as the sun beats down pretty hard. A few diehards were around working on their tan. I’d imagine the place gets pretty crowded towards evening. Easily accessible with Uber and there’s free WiFi throughout most of Katara Beach and the village. Restaurants and other attractions are also around and there’s a free shuttle service with golf buggies frequenting the village to get around - just hail them to stop and tell the driver where you’d like to go. Great touches and it’s worth visiting for a Doha beach experience.

Thank Jason K
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

I like the way they have tried to incorporate lots of things at Katara. They are still building so I hope it doesn't get too crowded. There are lots of buildings built in the old arabic style, with water walkways for cooling and a number of restaurants. There are offices and exhibitions for art and photography, a dove cote, a couple of amazing mosques and a beach front view of the Pearl. It is worth a trip just to see the amphitheatre as well. The Al Jazeera Cafe is perfect for a coffee or a meal.

Thank TheKidsMum2014
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Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

Was offered a Doha city tour from Qatar airlines
Very cultural city
Nice place and good food
Loved baklava

Thank anudave85
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Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday morning and most stalls and restaurants were closed. We could visit the mosque thanks to a friendly guard. In another area, there were lots of falcons on display, airing out or something. The stadium was closed. Nice coffee and chocolate at the café.

Thank kstaerk
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Katara Cultural Village was founded to be the Qatar's cultural hub -a platform for the arts and cultural activities to develop and flourish. Two buses and one taxi ride later, we reached KCV.
We first visited the Al Jazeera Coffee Shop where there was a small exhibition of reporters who died covering war stories as well as one who had been held at Guantanamo Bay. After some enquiries, we took the free golf cart to the Administration building. Being Saturday, there were no personnel on duty but a security guard opened the office and gave us a map and brochures. Being a Saturday, there was not much "action", but we visited the the art and stamp galleries, the Amphitheatre, Opera House, Drama Theatre, Katara Art Centre and Art Studio, two beautiful Mosques, and Katara Beach. There are many Qatari Societies and Associations based at the KCV. Worth a visit but go with organized transport.
We took bus number 777 being told it would take us to KVC. But the bus went as far as The Pearls, and from there it was a short taxi ride to KVC. We were stranded on our return - until a kind soul gave a lift to our next tourist attraction, the Museum of Islamic Arts.

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