The sand is beginning to attract people to Qatar in the same way that the snow draws the crowds elsewhere, with sand skiing, quad-bike racing and sand-dune driving all becoming popular sports, though largely for those with their own equipment. The Sealine Beach Resort, south of Mesaieed, is the best place for these activities, offering quad bikes and helpful assistance if you get stuck. For 4WD trips into the dunes, contact any tour agency or pitch up at Sealine.