About the Whale Sharks of Qatar
Qatar is home to one of the largest aggregations of Whale Sharks on the planet. Until now, the area that hosts the Whale Sharks has been closed to the public, so there is still very little known about them. Each year there are hundreds of Whale Sharks that congregate in the Whale Shark viewing location off the north east coast of Qatar in the months from April to September. While these magnificent creatures are the biggest fish in the ocean, they are also one of the most gentle and majestic creatures that you will find underwater.
The reason the Whale Shark viewing region attracts so many Whale Shark is because of its unique ecosystem. The average seawater temperature in the gulf averages between 32-34 degrees during the summer months, however the seawater around Whale Shark viewing location is a much cooler 27 degrees-perfect for fish to breed and it is the abundance of fish eggs, the Whale Sharks number one source of food, that attracts them. Did you know: The Whale Shark Research project in Qatar have recorded more than 600 Whale Shark in their database which is a world record.
A natural global phenomenon not to be missed
Book your flights, hotels and the experience in one package. Choose from either the Daily Explorer or a Private Charter for your experience. Both packages include an interactive Whale Shark lecture, breakfast, lunch and snacks, selected non-alcoholic beverages and more.
Flights with Qatar Airways
Luxury hotel stay
Whale Sharks cruise
Doha city tour