A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Doha vs. Dahab for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Doha or Dahab?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Doha and Dahab can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Doha

Doha is the capital city of Qatar, modern and rapidly developing with much construction underway. It is home to Doha International Airport, the main point of entry for Qatar, as well as many of the country's best museums and examples of cultural heritage.

Dahab

Dahab is a small town on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. It is located about 85 kilometers north of Sharm el-Sheikh and sits on the Gulf of Aqaba. It's a popular destination with divers and backpackers alike, and offers some of the best snorkeling and diving that you'll find in the Red Sea. It's a great alternative to the resort driven Sharm el-Sheikh, and is popular with independent travelers who are looking for affordable accommodation. There are some upmarket options however, predominantly in the Laguna area, but budget facilities are not hard to find.

Which city is cheaper, Dahab or Doha?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Doha is $160, while the average daily cost in Dahab is $32. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Doha and Dahab in more detail.



Accommodation

The average price for accommodation for two people in Doha is $190. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.

Travelers usually pay around $30 for a double occupancy room in Dahab If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Doha $95
    Dahab $15
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Doha $190
    Dahab $30

Food

On average, meal and food prices in Doha cost around $49 per person, per day. While this price can vary widely by location, the type of restaurant, and the amount of food ordered, a typical meal often costs around $20.

On average, meal and food prices in Dahab cost around $12 per person, per day. While this price can vary widely by location, the type of restaurant, and the amount of food ordered, a typical meal often costs around $4.80.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Doha $49
    Dahab $12

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Doha

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Doha.

  • Full Day Desert Safari with Lunch or Dinner: $112
  • Full Day Desert Safari with Buffet Dinner,Sand Boarding & Camel Ride: $195
  • Overnight Desert Safari || BBQ Dinner || Sand boarding || inland sea Visit: $270
  • Dune Bashing and Romantic Desert Dinner in Mesaieed from Doha: $864

Typical Food prices in Dahab

For Dahab, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Seafood Dinner (for 2)
    $6.05
  • Juice
    $0.32
  • Breakfast for Two
    $1.91

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Dahab

For Dahab, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Beduine Dinner In Dahab: $29
  • Bedouin Dinner in the Mountains In Dahab: $36
  • Bedouin Dinner With Camel Ride In Dahab: $39
  • Stargazer+ Camel riding + Bedouin dinner from Dahab: $90

Local Transportation

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $19 per day to get around in Doha.

To get around in Dahab, the average visitor spends $4.64 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Doha $19
    Dahab $4.64

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Doha

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Doha:

  • Round Trip Private Transfer Doha Airport DOH to Doha City by Luxury Van: $176
  • Round Trip Hamad Airport (DOH) Transfer to Doha City Center: $45
  • Qatar Airport Private Transfer: $21
  • Private transfer: Doha to Doha Airport (DOH): $40
  • Private transfer: Doha Airport (DOH) to Doha: $40
  • Private Transfer from Doha City to Doha (DOH) Airport: $50
  • Private Transfer from Doha (DOH) Airport to Doha City: $50
  • Private Departure Transfer from Doha City Center to Hamad Airport (DOH): $23
  • Private Arrival Transfer from Hamad Airport (DOH) to Doha City Center: $23
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Doha to Hamad International Airport (DOH): $22
  • Private Airport Transfer: Hamad International Airport (DOH) to Doha: $22
  • Doha International (DOH) Departure Transfer (Doha Hotels to Doha Airport): $50

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Dahab

Also for Dahab, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Private Transfer from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh (SSH) Airport: $124
  • Private transfer from your Hotel in Dahab to Sharm el sheikh airport: $64

Is it cheaper to fly into Doha or Dahab?

Prices for flights to both Dahab and Doha change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Entertainment

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $15 per person, per day in Doha. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.

In Dahab, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average $11 per person, per day.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Doha $15
    Dahab $11

Tours and Activities in Doha

Here are a few actual costs in Doha for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • (Create Your Own Itinerary) Private Doha City Day Tour: $100
  • (Private Combo Tour)Desert safari, Camel ride, Quad Bike and Dune Bashing: $130
  • (Private Tour) Doha City Tour: $97
  • (Private Tour) Doha city tour and Dhow boat cruise: $110
  • (Private Tour) Night Desert Safari, Camel Ride, Dune Bashing.: $110
  • (Private Tour) Sheikh Faisal Museum And Camel Race Track: $115
  • (Private Tour)Sunrise Desert Safari Dune Bashing, Camel Ride, Sand Boarding .: $108
  • (Private) Combo Doha City And Half Day Desert Safari Tour (No Hidden cost): $198
  • (Private) Doha Night City Tours: $105
  • 4 Days Tour In Doha: $399
  • 4 Hour Qatar Museum Tour: $105
  • 4-Hour Cultural Doha Private Day Tour: $77

Tours and Activities in Dahab

For Dahab, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • St. Catherine Monastery & Mt. Sinai Sunrise Tour from Dahab: $30
  • Three Pools snorkeling and Quad Bike tour in Dahab: $30
  • 4x4 Jeep Adventure from Dahab: $44
  • Blue Hole - Abu Galum -Blue Lagoon Tour and Lunch From Dahab: $45
  • Mt Sinai Sunrise and St Catherine Monastery Tour from Dahab: $46
  • Camel Ride + Blue Hole Snorkel + Quad Bike Tour With Lunch From Dahab: $50
  • St. cathrine monastery tour from dahab: $51
  • Mount Moses & St. Catherine (Sunset) Tour from Dahab: $60
  • Nabq National Park Day Tour from Dahab: $92
  • Ras Mohammed by Car One Day Tour from Dahab: $100
  • St. Catherine Monastery /The White Canyon/Ain Khudra Oasis Tour from Dahab: $100
  • Private Tour Mt Sinai Sunrise and St Catherine Monastery from Dahab: $102

Alcohol

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Doha may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $12 per day on alcoholic beverages.

Typically, people visiting Dahab spend on average $6.35 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Doha $12
    Dahab $6.35


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Doha and Dahab, we can see that Doha is more expensive. And not only is Dahab much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Doha is in Middle East and Dahab is in Africa, this is one of the main reasons why the costs are so different, as different regions of the world tend to have overall different travel costs. So, traveling to Dahab would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Dahab and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Doha would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Doha than you might in Dahab.

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