City Tour (Friday)
Take advantage of the day and see one of the fastest growing cities in the world! Our 4 hour city tour features a drive through the famous Corniche, a visit to the astounding new Pearl development, the Katara Cultural Village and other Doha attractions. The highlight of Doha and not to be missed are the old Souks (spice souk pictured), and we will visit the famous Souq Waqif, where you can buy everything, especially handcrafts and gold. Don't miss the Bird Souk, the falcon shop and the old photography shop. We take a traditional superb Arabic lunch, with drink (no alcohol of course) and the delicious coffee. A local expert guide, driver and Pole Position guide are on hand to ensure all your questions about this unique city are answered. Tour ends after lunch near the Souk where you can carry on or return to your hotel (walk to Mercure, shared taxis to Hyatt)
Events & Excursions
Two weekends in one!
Trackside Opening Reception (Friday)
Join us to welcome in the new MotoGP year! We have a brilliant opening reception planned for Friday evening AT the track. We take you up to the circuit where we start from the grandstands for MotoGP FP2, where you enjoy the amazing night time atmosphere and lights. About 19:00 we open our lovely air conditioned VIP suite right atop the pit row, with a brilliant viewing terrace. Food & drinks (non alcoholic) will be served. We will be joined by a very special guest or two from the MotoGP paddock to help put the new season into perspective. Guests in the past have included Randy Mamola, Lucio Cecchinelo, Cal Crutchlow, dad Derek Crutchlow, riders Sam Lowes, Brad Binder, Gino Rea, Jack Miller to name a few. This is included with ALL packages (transport is included). We depart after the final MotoGP session about 22:00. You may book independently however we cannot guarantee transport. Space strictly limited, package customers have priority.
Desert Safari (Saturday)
Saturday we run our traditional Desert Safari. Many of the Qatari dunes will still remember us from last year! We board a fleet of modern desert camels (4x4 Landcruisers) where we are taken by professional drivers deep into the Qatari wastelands. The desert scenery, especially as we go along the coastlines, can be breathtaking. We split the group into 'cravens' and 'berserkers' so you can go at your own pace! We take a lunch break at the lovely desert camp by the Inland Sea, where you can indulge in some quad biking, camel riding (both extra charges on the spot) or just chilling over tea and kebabs. Bring your swimsuit if you want a dip in the gulf! (nice) We depart directly from all our hotels in the morning, and we will get you back in time for our transfer to the circuit! Not to be missed - but go light on breakfast!
See video to left...
Dhow Cruise (Sunday)
The best way to see this rapidly growing city is from the water! We take a totally relaxed 4 hour cruise around Doha harbour, viewing many of the important sights such as the iconic Museum of Islamic Art (pictured). Katara village, the city skyline and more. The Dhow is a traditional design with modern amenities including flush toilets with fresh water, shower and changing room and Western-style seating as well as a deck equipped in traditional Arabic seating. Soft drinks are served all day, and there is a brilliant Arabic buffet lunch. An incredibly relaxing day - just lay back and let the world go by; or bring your swim trunks for a dip over the side! We get you back in time to refresh and shift gears for night action!
(subject to cancellation if insufficient numbers)
PLEASE CONFIRM INTEREST & WE WILL BOOK IF SUFFICIENT PEOPLE.
We believe your MotoGP weekend doesn't start and end at the track! Especially in Qatar!
Equally we don't want to force you on some never-an-idle-moment agenda. You take the weekend at your own pace. We offer additional tours that we feel capture the magic of the destination and fit in well with a MotoGP audience.
Thursday Evening: Track Visit. Optional guided visit to the track for the first session. This is complimentary for Deluxe package customers; Classic package simply share taxi costs.
Friday Day: City Tour with lunch.
Friday Evening: Opening reception in VIP suite at track. Included for all package customers.
Saturday Day: Desert Safari with lunch
Sunday Day: Relax! Visit the Souq!
All tours are open to all customers. Ticket-only customers may purchase separately.