Qatar's Inland Sea

Trip Start May 06, 2006
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Friday, February 2, 2007

Booked a night out under the stars at Qatar's Inland Sea which ia about an hours drive south of Doha.
The inland sea is more like an ocean inlet. Many Qataris camp overnight in canvas tents on or near it. They then abuse their fourbies by racing along sand flats and climbing up 20-30 metre steep sand dunes.
It was a good change from the hard rocky desert of Doha. The dunes go riht up to the ocean's edge.

Many people are also straking across the flats and dunes in 4 wheel mopeds. You can hire these from many vendors along the way. Riding a camel is also an option. I will do these on subsequent visits.

I thought of many fourbie drivers I know back in Oz and how they would love trying to roll their vehicles on these dunes. Appear to be only one rule - "don't hit any one!"

We stayed in a bedouin style tent and drank Brown Brothers Temparillo wine.

The carpet they had on the floor was the same as what I bought for my villa.

The other side of the inland sea was Saudi Arabia. You can just stand and watch the guards on the other side on the border.
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