Gone with the Wind
If you're looking for an alternative day out for the family, give the exhiliaring new craze of blokarting a bash. This rather bizarre sounding activity is found to blow your hair back.
Blokarts are three-wheel drive karts with a sail: basically land yachts that are powered by the wind. They can be sailed on the beach, out in the desert or even a space as small as a tennis court.
These little karts are super-fast though and you can traverse a large area within a short space of time, so we'd recommend larger locations.
Children as young as seven can have a go, but everyone will need to be briefed first.
You can rent them for QR 50 for half-an-hour from Gulf Karts (507-2661) and if you really get into it you can buy them from QR 8,500 to QR 12,000 depending on the model. Note: for one hour the price is QR 100
Blokarting began in New Zealand around 2000.
To find out more about blokarting, log on to the http://www.gulfcarts.com/ or http://www.blokart.com/
A package for larger groups who want a morning or afternoon of fun. It is great for schools, team building or birthdays:
Five Blokarts, Safety demo, Test run / practice session, Race format / heats, Grand final for the fastest five, Prize giving
How much does it cost? The price of your fun day will vary depending on your needs. The basic package above is only QR 1500 which will give you all five blokarts for three hours without food and drinks. Groups of more than twenty people will require additional times.
Contact Details: Mobile 507-2661
Note: All info above taken from Time Out magazine, everything you need to know 2006/7 - Doha for Visitors: Sights/Shops/Restaurants/Hotels, page 68 & brochure received at school fair; Both photo's borrowed from the webpage, see their photo Gallery for more