Al Saflia Island is a fifteen minutes boat ride from Doha. The size of the island is about 0.8 kms, but it is still considered a tourist resort in spite of its small size. The island is accessible by boats and speed boats and is considered a top tourist resort. The boat ride from Doha to Al Saflia Island takes only about 15 minutes. Qatar tourism as well as private tour operators arrange guided tours for tourists to visit the island.
Many tourists who visit Al Saflia Island enjoy many of the water sports available at the island. Swimming, surfing, windsurfing and scuba diving are some of the sports in which the tourists indulge. Some tour operators operate tours to the nearby islands.