Qatar is a peninsula which is located in the waters of the Arabian Gulf. About sixty years ago, Qatar was a country whose main industry was pearling and fishing. Oil was discovered about 50 fifty years ago which completely changed the future of the country. The oil reserves in the country make Qatar one of the richest countries in the world. Qatar is surrounded by a number of small islands on all sides. Some of these islands are Haloul Island, Ishat Island, Al Saflia Island and Shrao Island. Alia Island is also one such island.
Alia Island having an area of about 2 square kilometers and it is much bigger than Al Saflia Island. Transportation is available to the island from the main land by boats and speed boats. Qatar Tourism organizes tours to the neighboring islands.
Tourists come over to the Alia Island over the weekends to enjoy the beauty of nature and the pleasant sea breeze along with the deep blue waters of the Gulf.
Tourists come to Alia Island during the weekends and enjoy the water sports which are available in plenty. The available water sports are swimming, surfing, wind surfing, scuba diving and snorkeling. Visitors and locals make it a point to come over during the weekends to escape the crowds of the city and enjoy some peace and calm.