Katara Beach


If you fancy a swim but don't want to go too far from the city, the 1.5km beach at Katara Cultural Village is a pleasant sandy stretch with inflatable play structures for kids (purchase a day pass for QR50 from the kiosk), plus watersports from parasailing to wakeboarding on offer. Women can't swim here unless they are completely covered. Men aren't allowed to wear speedos.

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1. Arab Postal Stamps Museum

0.14 MILES

Philatelists will love this journey through the postage stamps of the 22 countries of the Arab world, dating back more than 30 years. Each collection is…

2. Visual Art Center

0.15 MILES

Visitors never know what graphic, print, illustrative or photographic displays they may stumble upon here; the venue hosts various exhibitions, with a…

3. Katara Art Center

0.15 MILES

Local contemporary art and design are the focus of this cultural hub inside Katara Cultural Village. The venue hosts regular talks and classes, including…

4. Golden Mosque

0.16 MILES

Covered in thousands of golden tiles, this striking Ottoman-style mosque shimmers in the sun. While non-Muslims can't go inside, it's one of the most…

5. Qatar Fine Arts Association

0.16 MILES

This organisation draws some of the better-known artists from across the region. Visitors are free to wander around the current gallery shows and displays…

6. Qatar Photographic Society

0.16 MILES

Some excellent exhibitions by photographers from across the Arab world are staged here, with the imagery on display ranging from underwater discoveries…

7. TaliaMare Beach Club

1.94 MILES

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8. Hotel Park

2.88 MILES

This pleasant, manicured city-centre park with more than five football pitches' worth of greenery is both family friendly and modern, with design features…