When Vij told me one day that his colleague Rob often goes to Fuwairit and he called it a great place, I wondered what makes a great beach! Maybe it depends on what we are looking for. Normally, when we say it’s a great beach, some want it to be rugged and untouched, some want scenic coastlines, some expect beach boardwalk shops, and some want to see plenty of bikini-clad women! If that’s the case, Qatar’s shoreline has something unusual to offer. Of course, going to the beach in any part of the world is largely a summertime activity, and the beaches in Qatar are no exception. They are packed with people enjoying their weekends. So keeping all this in mind, for the past few months, we have been regularly heading towards Fuwairit beach, what you may call as one day-trip to the coast.
|In front of Landmark|
|Right turn near Landmark|
|Al Khor Road|
|Left turn before the village|
|Road towards the beach|
When we reached the beach, we found some kite surfers and wind surfers.
The sight awaiting us was awesome! No other words for it but -- perfect! What a sublime experience! The area offers plenty to do and total relaxation in a pristine beach environment. We particularly enjoy sun bathe and swimming to our heart’s content. The place is simply exotic. The beach enchants us with its pure virginal white sands that sparkle under the warm rays of the friendly(!) sun.
The water is clear and shallow for a few meters out and we dared to venture out without any fear. Have to accept one fact that the beaches here are clean and excellent, no comparison with our beaches back home and I call Fuwairit as one of the best beaches in Qatar. Plus, one more added advantage is you hardly find any people who stare at us as if we are a show piece! But please do carry some water to clean yourselves after swimming.
We spent many hours lying on the white sand of the beach on the very first visit and later many afternoons and evenings splashing about and swimming in turquoise waters and I have spent hours building sandcastles and writing our names and watching the waves wiping them off.