Doha, Qatar

The Desert

For a truly one of a kind running experience, you may want to consider heading out to the red sands of the desert, about an hour outside the city. We don’t recommend you go this route alone (it’s broiling hot and remote), but several of the local running clubs, including the Qatar West Coast Hash House Harriers, organize group outings to run outside the city. The Dukhan-Doha Desert Road Run also follows a stretch of highway out through this secluded section of desert if you’re up for a super punishing long distance run. If that type of challenge interests you, don’t be shy about contacting a local club and proposing a desert run!