Bloggers Cruise

On Friday, I joined the #BloggersCruise, an initiative by the #NationalCruiseCompany and #NewinDoha.

We met at Marina2 at the Pearl Qatar, where we all had time to mingle a bit, prior to boarding the dhow, the excitement was evident.

Once aboard, the staff provided us with the safety on board information.

We embarked on a 3hour cruise, spending the afternoon on the upper deck, making new friends, getting to know each other, appreciating the panoramic view of Doha and the magnificent sunset over the Doha skyline while sipping on a beverage of our choice, definitely a moment to remember!

The dhow was expansive, the majlis on the upper deck was fully carpeted and provided a well laid out seating arrangement, with comfortable back rests.

Soon enough, the sound of the cameras clicking, the shuffling for more selfies, finding the right angle and the correct lighting for the perfect photo opportunity  🙂 #NajlaNabilPhotography provided us with tips on how best to maximize on our camera and device capabilities for better results.

Once the sun had set, we were invited to the enclosed dinner cabin, and treated to a delicious open buffet inclusive of hot and cold beverages, the tables were well set and dressed in white drapery, china and silver, all catered by #FourSeasonsHotelDoha while we enjoyed the sight of Westbay and its shimmering lights.

After dinner, we gathered at the upper deck to make the most of the evening breeze as we returned to the Pearl.

Before we knew it was time to disembark and say our goodbyes to new and old friends.


A dhow cruise is a must on your next visit or stopover in Doha.

Well worth noting that the National Cruise Company provides:

  • Regular Cruises
  • Dinner Cruises
  • Celebration Cruises (Birthdays, wedding, proposal, henna parties, honeymoon)
  • Diving and Fishing Cruises
  • Educational Cruises
  • Corporate (Meetings and Team Buildings Activities)
  • Water Sport Activities


For Enquiries and Bookings:


For more details on the FREE Tourist/Transit visas to Qatar and a 48 hours guide in Doha.

check the links below:…/how-pakistanis-can-get-visa-f…/

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Umm suhail

A South African currently living and working in Qatar always striving to contribute towards the “change” where emails will be short, love letters brave and every “thank you” note be hand written! As I move through life, I want to share my experiences - the interesting places I am so fortunate to visit, the amazing people I meet and the profound moments I am blessed with. When I am not working, you can find me watching Pretty Woman or Devdas for the 101th time, I watch obscene amounts of television without a trace of shame, surf the net, visit main stream or boutique hotels, restaurants and street food vendors, specialized coffee shops or the local karak drive through stores, High end stores to 5Riyal stores, Home Interior Stores or drive aimlessly looking for inspiration for my next post, the ultimate photo opportunity or simply write about what captures my imagination.

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