Al Aaliya island is a must-visit destination when you are in Qatar. It is a natural, uninhabited, low-lying island near The Pearl that lets you uncover the tranquility and scenic nature it bears. It is home to several species that you yourself can explore as you get very close to nature.
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Great trip, great host!
Got to learn so much about the legacy of the sea with Mohammed, such a unique character and very hospitable, we definitely enjoyed our time on his dhow boat. We got to jump into the water and swim; Mohammed has safety and diving gears readily available on his dhow. Then we stopped off the coast of Al Aaliya island, where you can see a beautiful view of Doha. We got to see the uninhabited island and explore the traces of the animals that live on the island and Mohammed also has kayaks aboard his dhow that you can use on the relatively shallow waters by the island. Great day of water activities and exploration!
I am an avid fan of the sea with more than decades of experience and more than 5 boats to my name. My family history is in pearl diving, so I stayed close to the sea to retain that legacy. I have taken many experience seekers on overnight trips out to sea, taken many to visit and explore natural islands around Qatar, and taken many to go out to sea for swimming, diving, and other water activities.See all experiences