The nation of Qatar has something for everyone and is a great destination to visit more than once; if it’s going to be your first time here, these insights will help you get prepared.

Local Weather

Qatar enjoys year-round sunshine with infrequent rain and has two main seasons. Summer is from May to October and while the average temperature is around 36°C, you can enjoy sublime air-conditioned comforts at luxury hotels in Doha! Winter is from November to April with an average temperature of 17°C, perfect for outdoor adventures.

Water Sports

Though the country is known for its vast deserts, it also offers fun water sports by the coast. Those staying at properties like Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara by the ocean can enjoy a range of such activities be it diving, wakeboarding, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, fishing or banana boating.

Image Credit: Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara

Barren Deserts

From the ocean to a sea of sand; most of the nation consists of barren and flat deserts with dunes. Such landscapes offer the ideal backdrop to enjoy a variety of activities worth experiencing; these include dune bashing in a 4×4 vehicle, sandboarding, riding camels and camping overnight in Bedouin-style tents.

What to Wear

Light cotton clothing is suitable for summer, while a light sweater will come in handy at nights in winter. The country is relatively relaxed when it comes to attire, though it is recommended for both men and women to cover bare knees and shoulders. Avoid wearing swimsuits at public beaches, though you can do so at private resorts.