Khor Al Udeid, or the Inland Sea, in the extreme south-east of the country is of great natural beauty. This is a large area of natural sand dunes, surrounding a calm inlet of the Gulf. The dunes are quite stunning – tall, shapely sand masses formed by the prevailing winds and subject to radical overnight changes of shape
To visit the Inland Sea you need a four-wheel drive. If you don’t have one, they can be rented for the weekend from major car companies (but book well in advance, as they get snapped up very quickly) or you can go as part of an organised tour through the hotels.
Visits can be made for as little as a couple of hours through to three days (which entails camping out). During the winter season, while the weather is comfortably warm, the Inland Sea is a very popular weekend and holiday destination, and it is worth going early to ensure a good camping spot. Remember that you will need to take absolutely everything with you, as there are no shops for miles around, and that you should take warm bedding, as it gets quite cold at night. A tent is also a very good idea.