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Hitching a ride up the sand dunes in Qatar

The concept of hitching a ride has never made it to Singapore and was probably something all parents tell their kids to never do. However, something about being in a foreign country heightened our sense of adventure as we threw caution to the wind.

Anyway, we had planned for a trip to check out the sand dunes at Sealine beach along Mesaieed in Qatar on our precious Friday off but just as we were reaching, we realized that we took the wrong car out! Our car was never going to be able to make it simply because it wasn’t a four wheel drive. Refusing to give up, we decided to head in on foot. Of course nothing ever went as planned, a few steps later, we hitched a ride with a local and off we went!

Our new found friend, Mubarak, who was reducing the air from his tires to ensure that his car is able to travel on the soft sand.

Sealine beach, Mesaieed, Qatar

With us aboard, he brought us on a super fun rollercoaster ride up and down the sand dunes with all the other crazy cars! After which, he offered to bring us further in to take awesome shots! It ended up being a 1.5 hours ride into the desert and another 1.5 hours out.

Driving by the beach.

Sand dunes at Sealine Beach, Mesaieed, Qatar

Our first photo stop.

Sand dunes at Sealine Beach, Mesaieed, Qatar

If you look closely, you’ll see that we left a message for a fellow car.

Sand dunes at Sealine Beach, Mesaieed, Qatar

Surprised to see a tourist spot with tourists in the middle of the desert on a gloomy day.

Sand dunes at Sealine Beach, Mesaieed, Qatar

Gorgeous patterns on the wind blown sand.

Sand dunes at Sealine Beach, Mesaieed, Qatar

Stopping for tea with other locals who joined us to ruin the gorgeous patterns on the sand with our foot prints. Hahaha.

Sand dunes at Sealine Beach, Mesaieed, Qatar

It was the perfect weather for a trip out to the dunes. Super windy with a slight drizzle.

Sand dunes at Sealine Beach, Mesaieed, Qatar

Feeling like I’m at the top of the world.

Sand dunes at Sealine Beach, Mesaieed, Qatar

There was a time when emo shots were in trend.

Sand dunes at Sealine Beach, Mesaieed, Qatar

Went slightly further in to check out the borders of Saudi and Qatar just across a thin strip of sea before we called it a day and started heading back.

Across Saudi at the sand dunes at Sealine Beach, Mesaieed, Qatar

Our awesome guide and new found friend. Thank you for an amazing day!

Sand dunes at Sealine Beach, Mesaieed, Qatar

Sand dunes at Sealine Beach, Mesaieed, Qatar

It is moments like this that make me want to travel around the world. So much to see, so little time.