The sovereign State of Qatar is one of the most prosperous nations in the world, with the influence un-matched by any other nation of its size. Qatar is a place filled with man-made wonders, but there is one place in particular whose natural splendor will overwhelm even the most majestic of architectural masterpieces the state has to offer. This place in question is the captivating Khor Al Udaid Beach, which is iconic for its pristine natural elegance.
The beach lies eighty kilometers from the city of Doha, but in close proximity to Somerset West Bay Doha, one of the most sought after providers of serviced apartments Doha has to offer. The dream-like beach is an incredibly infamous hotspot for people from all walks of life, from locals to expatriates, to families looking to have a fun-filled day out to romantic partners seeking to spend time with each other amidst an equally romantic setting.
The beach of Khor Al Udaid has very interesting historical significance as well. Given that Khor Al Udaid is an inlet with unique geographical components, it has attracted a wide range of settlers, most particularly, Jasim Bin Jabir, a notorious pirate who along with his crew settled on the majestic shores of Khor al Udaid beach. Eventually the pirates got so out of hand that a British naval vessel was sent to put an end to their reign of piracy. In the 1800s, the area was inhabited by a band of two hundred Bani Yas tribesmen owning a total of thirty Pearling vessels, who built the surrounding areas into a well-protected safe haven for their people. Eventually plans from British and Abu Dhabi forces to occupy Khor al Udaid resulted in an all-out war that lasted till the end of the century.
So if you’re looking to simultaneously seek out beach-therapy while basking in a historical landscape, look no further than Qatar’s exquisite, Khor al Udaid beach.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.