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Al Safliya Island: Best Places to see Doha’s Skyline

Al Safliya Island

If you don’t have any knowledge, Qatar is also home to littler unsettled islands along with its coast. In all islands one of these islands lies off the coast of Doha and is a famous weekend goal of residents and citizens as a result of its proximity to Doha and The Pearl Qatar. If you haven’t seen the Al Safliya island then scroll down to get more information about it!

Al Safliya Island skyscrapers

Al Safliya island location

The manta ray shaped island is established south of The Pearl Qatar. And you can also see in Google’s satellite map, the island’s northern and northeastern side is shallower and sandy which is opposed to its southern side.

Since the water is close to the shores of Al Safliya, the dhow boat stays from a distance and you can either bounce on a small boat (depending upon the arrangement with your tour provider) or swim to the shore.

Approximate traveling time from Corniche to Al Safliya is around 30 to 40 minutes by dhow boat.

Al Safliya Island

What to do in Al Safliya Island

On this island there are no facilities, the wooden umbrellas that offer shade from the glaring sun. There are garbage bins also. Guests need to bring their own things and food or the tour operator will give it to you.

Besides swimming, water sports are a popular activity on this island like jet ski, kayaking, stand up paddleboard, or banana boat ride to give some examples.

The “tail” of the island which is its sandbar is going towards West Bay/Corniche (facing Sheraton and Hilton Doha) that’s the reason. It’s one of the best places to view and take photos of the glorious Doha skyline, particularly during sunset.

Note: Make sure to practice Leave No Trace and dispose of your waste properly or bring it back with you.

The most effective method to get to Al Safliya Island

You can get in touch with one of the local boats or tour operators in Qatar. These companies generally offer a dhow boat or speed boat package for Al Safliya, which leaves from either The Pearl or Corniche. In dhow boats, Air conditioned cabins and toilets are available. On the other hand, you can even hire a dhow boat along with the Corniche close to the Pearl fountain.

Interested to find out about different islands in Qatar? Look at Pearl Qatar and Shura Awa Island!

Check here to find out about the beaches in Qatar and the beach hotels and resorts in Qatar.

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