Whether laying on the beach or splashing in the water , one great thing about the winter weather here is that it ’s still pleasant enough for sunbathing, and for a day at the beach , or for an afternoon of water sports . Here are some exciting getaway ideas and activities that will keep you entertained this winter.


Do you love feeling the adrenaline rush flow through your body, the cool wind blow on your face, and waves in the water passing by? Yes! Enjoy a thrilling Jet Ski ride across the beautiful gulf waters all around Doha. Jet skiing is an action-packed watercraft experience where cruising around the sea or pottering around inland lakes and reservoirs will turn into an incredibly fun activity. Here’s a fun fact, Jet Skiing is actually a brand name that Kawasaki used when they invented the first Personal Watercraft back in the crazy 70s. Since then other well known brands have come onto the market including SeaDoo and Yamaha with the much-loved WaveRunner, but all are generally known as jet skis these days. Take your machine pick and hit the waters – remember to check that all safety measures are in place!
Where to go: Visit Kawaski at Al Wakrah for your Jet Ski experience.Call 4463 2955 for more information.


Though boating is a great summer activity, it’s just as thrilling and enjoyable in the cooler weather. If anything, even more so, as the water is cooler and the crowds are fewer. There’s nothing like going on a boat ride where you’re treated with the gift of a cool breeze. Fall in love with being out at sea and let the sound of the ocean relax and de-stress you. Anchor at your chosen spot and go snorkelling, or, better yet, book a tour and pick a boating package that suits you and your group. As you admire the views, enjoy a refreshing drink and let the boat trip leave you feeling rejuvenated.

Where to go: Visit Diplomatic Club for a wonderful boating experience. Call 4484 7444 for more information.


The Grand Hyatt Doha offers its guests a complete club experience. Visit the spa for a rejuvenation treatment or work out at the gym area. The Beach and Pool is a popular spot to fulfil your beach wants and needs.
It offers a sprawling private beach with three outdoor pools, making it the ultimate leisure destination. An array of outdoor activities is provided such as volleyball, kayaking, and paddle-boarding, amongst others. Guests can enjoy a range of water activities as well. Hit the Beach bar for a drink after a fab day spent sunbathing.
GO: Call 4448 1235 for more information.


Only 20 minutes from the heart of Qatar’s vibrant capital, a luxury yacht ferry crosses crystal clear water to reach the breathtaking Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara. It feels like a world away from home. Banana Island offers world-class facilities and limitless activities providing relaxation and adventure, wellness and pure indulgence to its guests. Bask on a private beach and refresh yourself at the lagoon pool, or master the waves in the surf pool. Indulge in culinary temptations showcasing delectable world flavours, paired with spectacular marina and sea views.
GO: Call 4040 5050 for more information.