HOW TO SEE THE WHALE SHARKS OF QATAR
National Geographic Traveller (UK)|April 2021
A new expedition cruise unlocks the secrets of Qatar’s coastline, offering zodiac rides among a rare congregation of whale sharks. In this interview, we discuss some of the tour’s highlights

Elusive and migratory, whale sharks are mysterious creatures. Catching a glimpse of their dotted fins is no easy task, but Discover Qatar’s first expedition cruise will change this: a unique itinerary will take travellers to a marine zone — usually closed to the public — in the north east of the country to see the world’s largest gathering of these gentle giants. Angus Tandy, head of product at Discover Qatar, answers some questions.

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