Khor Al Udaid Beach

This area of southern Qatar is one of the most unusual yet attractive destinations imaginable. The pristine sea and ever-changing sands make visits totally memorable.
Wonderful to observe and fun to drive across, the dunes reach dizzying heights of up to 40 meters. 

Various types of fish; crustaceans; and turtles are swept in from the sea while birdwatchers note cormorants; terns; gulls; ospreys; flamingos and migratory waterfowl. Oryx and gazelles often wander by.

The beach becomes much more like a resort on the shore of a lake in the morning, as water advances on to the desert to form what is known as the inland sea. The sea recedes in the evening and the beach becomes desolate again, while dunes magically change colour under golden sunsets.