National Tourism Council (NTC) and partners officially launched the Al Enna Project this weekend, the tourism development project that aims to enhance the winter camping experience in Qatar.
NTC representative and Al Enna Project official spokesperson Omar Al Jaber, said they are working with various partners to continuously improve the camping and desert experience in the country.
Developing the Sealine and Inland Sea area while enhancing the desert experience supports our efforts to deliver tourism products and services that raise Qatar’s profile as an attractive winter tourism destination.’
Al Seef Beach
Visitors to Al Enna can begin their experience at Al Seef – a Sealine beach area that can accommodate 15,000 people, with sufficient amenities (including showers) and a giant screen to display the main activities.
The beach area includes 30 food and beverage outlets, beach cabins and chairs (which can be rented) and a children’s play area. The beach is fully staffed with security personnel, lifeguards, technicians, and other support staff. Al Seef is operated and managed by Sealine Beach Resort, while Qatar Olympic Committee provides the sporting activities – beach football, beach volleyball and basketball.
Quad-Biking and Drag Racing Tracks
Visitors can rent quad-bikes and ATV in a 300,000 square metre space designed to provide safe and integrated experiences for biking fans. The area features eight biking tracks for riders of different abilities and requirements: one for ladies, four for beginners and children, one for intermediate-level bikers, one for advanced-level bikers, and one for professionals. The latter will host competitions and challenges organised by Batabit (Qatar Centre for Motorcycles).
The Batabit zone has 32 restaurants and cafes, with full water and electricity amenities, air conditioning, and flooring. It has 28 motorcycle rental shops, complete with parking spaces, a fuel supply zone, storage areas, power supply, and fire extinguishers. Adjacent to this area is the Mawater Zone, which is built to host spectator drag races.
NTC had previously signed an MOU with the General Directorate of Traffic, for the regulation of quad-bike renting to make the practice safer. Under the regulations, the use of quad bikes outside the designated tracks is not permitted.
The final zone is Al Mashab (the bonfire) where all cultural and heritage activities will be held during weekends throughout the camping season. The zone has ten tents that the public can rent for an authentic desert experience, complete with traditional cuisine and family entertainment inspired by Qatari heritage.
According to Mashal Shahbik, Director of Festivals and Tourism Events at NTC, they have drawn from the extensive experience gained from the various festivals and nationwide events organised over the past decade to develop new experiences and celebrate Qatar’s history as well as the special nature of the Sealine and Inland Sea areas.
To ensure campers are well-serviced, a ‘Souq’ area has been set up with 25 stores offering various camping supplies, groceries, technical services, mobile phones, and motorcycle spare parts.
Visitors to Sealine can now travel easily among the various parts of the project, thanks to a 1.5 kilometre road that Ashghal has paved from Al Shalihat Roundabout to the end of the family beach. The road has two lanes in both directions and includes parking spaces and service areas.
Opening hours: 8 am – 10 pm
Entrance: Free admission. ATV rental fees apply.
Opening hours: 7 am – 6 pm
Free – Children under 6 years old
QAR 15 – 6 to 12 years old
QAR 30 – Adult
QAR 30 – Sunbed
QAR 150 – Gazebo
QAR 400 – Private Cabana
Opening hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 2 pm to 10 pm
Option 1 – QAR 400 for 4 pax
Option 2 – QAR 900 for 4 pax
Option 3 – QAR 1,600 for 6 pax
For reservations or inquiries, call 3166 7666.
Opening hours: Based on Mawater competitions
Entrance Fee: Free Admission
Opening hours: As per vendor’s discretion
Emergency number: 999
Opening hours: 9 am to 11 pm
Mobile: 7054 1729
Talabat services available via talabat.com/qatar
Check out the link below for more information about the Al Enna Project.