Fuwairit Kite Beach, a state-of-the-art resort and new tourism destination in the northern part of the country, is set to open later this year, Qatar Tourism has announced.
“Qatar is exceptionally well-placed to offer everything a kitesurfer seeks - stable and consistent winds for nine months of the year, calm and shallow lagoons, warm water, a favourable climate - and it’s globally accessible,” Qatar Tourism posted on its social media pages.
The site, located an hour and 20 minutes north of Doha by road, and 1.5km south-east of Fuwairit Village, is supported by Qatar Tourism, Discover Qatar, and Qatar Airways.
According to Qatar Tourism, Fuwairit is a coastal village with excellent kitesurfing conditions, consistent winds, ideal ocean water and powder-soft sands. Qatar’s geography also “offers optimal conditions that create the perfect opportunity to join the already well-established and successful global ‘surf tourism’ market.”
“Qatar is exceptionally well-placed to offer everything a kitesurfer seeks - stable and consistent winds for nine months of the year, calm and shallow lagoons, warm water, a favourable climate - and it’s globally accessible.
“The upcoming state-of-the-art resort is designed around the kitesurfer’s lifestyle. There will be a yoga studio, fully equipped gym, restaurants, pool, and much more,” Qatar Tourism tweeted.
Qatar Tourism noted that water sports like kitesurfing continue to become increasingly popular in Qatar, making the country one of the favourite ‘go-to destinations’ for water sports enthusiasts from various parts of the globe.
With a “combination of calm, shallow waters and consistently good wind,” Qatar serves as a safe place for beginners to practice and gain experience in kitesurfing.
While there are several spots to choose from, Qatar Tourism noted that Fuwairit beach features “a powder-soft sandy beach and open water ideal for both beginners and experienced kiters”.
“Apart from the weather, good wind, and great spots to practice at, Qatar is an optimal choice for kitesurfers from all over the world thanks to its strategic location. Being an international hub for travellers from either Europe or Asia, it’s often just a few hours’ flight to arrive at kitesurfing paradise,” Qatar Tourism said.
Kitesurf expert Sarah Lord shares online (Visit Qatar website) what she described as “a fantastic experience” in Qatar, saying “it feeds the soul, as you feel truly connected to mother nature. You can experience both the adrenaline of the sport and the tranquility of the sea at the same time; it is a truly unique feeling.”