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

Should you visit Doha or Eilat?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Doha and Eilat can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Doha or Eilat?


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.


Eilat serves as the gateway to Israel from Egypt. It's located at the southern tip of the country and sits on the Red Sea with views of the Gulf of Aqaba. It's location in the Negev Desert along the beautiful coast make it appealing to both domestic and international vacationers.

Eilat is a resort town with many dive shops and snorkeling opportunities. The population of about 50,000 can easily be overshadowed by vacationers. With no shortage of sun, entertainment, bars, and partying, you will find both Israeli and international tourists looking for an oasis of fun and relaxation.

Although the area's coral reefs were being damaged by overuse, the removal of contraversial fish cages in 2008 has led to a slow recovery and an improvement in the quality of diving and snorkeling in the area. There are also less crowds than you will find in Sharm el-Sheikh or Dahab, Egypt.

Eilat has a hot desert climate. The summers are hot and dry and the winters are warm and dry. Temperatures in the winter can range from 52 to 73 degrees Fahrenheit and summer temperatures are usually between 79 and 104 degrees Fahrenheit.

Which place is cheaper, Eilat or Doha?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Doha is $200, while the average daily cost in Eilat is $143. 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 destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Doha and Eilat in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Doha $119
    Eilat $95
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Doha $238
    Eilat $190
Compare Hotels in Doha and Eilat

Looking for a hotel in Doha or Eilat? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Doha

Hotels in Eilat

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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Doha Hotel Prices and Eilat Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Doha $23
    Eilat $14

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Doha

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Doha:

  • Sharing Arrival Transfer - West bay: $20
  • Sharing Arrival Transfer - West Bay: $20
  • Sharing Arrival Transfer - Pearl Qatar: $27
  • Sharing Arrival Transfer - Doha city: $14
  • Shared Departure Transfer in West Bay : $20
  • Shared Departure Transfer in West Bay: $20
  • Shared Departure Transfer from Doha: $14
  • Shared Departure Transfer from Doha: $14
  • Shared Departure Transfer - Pearl Qatar: $27
  • Shared Arrival Transfer - Doha City: $14
  • Qatar Doha Hamad Airport (DOH): Transfer to Doha city: $177
  • Qatar Doha Hamad Airport (DOH) to Doha - Arrival Private Transfer: $66

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Eilat

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Eilat:

  • Local Bus

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Eilat

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

  • From Jerusalem: One-Way Shuttle Transfer to Eilat: $90
  • Private Arrival Transfer from Eilat ETM Airport to Eilat City: $76
  • Private Departure Transfer from Eilat City to Eilat ETM Airport: $76
  • Private Eilat ETM Airport - Eilat City Round-Trip Transfer: $153
  • Private Transfer From Ramon airport Eilat to Eilat Hotels or Arava Border : $70

Is it cheaper to fly into Doha or Eilat?

Prices for flights to both Eilat 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.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Doha $61
    Eilat $36

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Doha

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

  • Private Dinner on Safliya Island: $72
  • Private Dinner on Al Safliya Island: $76
  • Private Souk Waqif with Lunch or Dinner Tour: $96
  • Food Tour in The Pearl Qatar Island: $119
  • The Pearl-Qatar Food Tour & Boat Ride: $119
  • Half Day Doha City Tour with Lunch or Dinner: $143
  • Embrace Doha's Local Food Tour | Sample Delicious Qatari Dishes: $145
  • Full-Day Desert Safari with Buffet Dinner || Inland Sea Visit: $194
  • Full Day Desert Safari with Camp Access, Buffet Dinner,Camel Ride: $195
  • Doha : Full Day Desert Safari | BBQ Dinner | Inland sea: $197
  • Private Desert Safari with BBQ Lunch/Dinner at Souk Al Wakra: $202
  • Private Desert Safari with BBQ Lunch/Dinner at Souk Al Wakra Tour: $202

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Doha $18
    Eilat $16

Tours and Activities in Doha

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

  • Doha City Tour And Dhow Boat Ride (Private Tour): $88
  • Doha:Night City Tour|Souq waqif| Katara| Pearl Qatar|Lusail City: $80
  • Premium Sunset Safari Tour from Sealine, Sand Dunes, and Beach: $180
  • Private Express Doha City Tour: $165
  • Private North of Qatar Tour: $84
  • Private-Combo Full Day Tour Doha City and Desert Safari : $150
  • Transit/Layover Tours from Doha Airport – Explore Doha City : $105
  • (Private Combo Tour) Sheikh Faisal Museum And Camel Race Track : $130
  • (Private) Quickie to the Desert Safari Experience - Inland Sea Visit: $100
  • 1 Hour Camel Ride Experience in Sealine Beach: $172
  • 10 Hour Desert Safari Tour at Qatar with BBQ: $150
  • 2 Hour Tour Doha by Sea: $69

Tours and Activities in Eilat

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

  • Glass Bottom Boat Cruise in Eilat: $30
  • Jeep tour adventure Eilat mountains: $55
  • From Timna Park Guided Jeep Tour: $66
  • Red canyon jeep tour in Eilat: $70
  • Timna park Jeep tour adventure: $70
  • Red Canyon Small-Group Photography Tour: $101
  • Park Timna: Small Group Photo Tour: $130
  • Red Canyon: Small Group Photo Tour: $130
  • Timna Park Tour from Eilat: $150
  • Private Jeep Tour in Eilat Red Canyon: $154
  • Saint Catherine Monastery Tour from Eilat(Sinai): $195
  • Petra 1-Day Tour from Eilat + FREE Traditional Lunch: $199

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Doha $15
    Eilat $27

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Doha and Eilat, we can see that Doha is more expensive. And not only is Eilat much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Eilat would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Eilat 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 Eilat.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Doha Expensive? and Is Eilat Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Doha or Eilat?

Doha has a larger population, and is about 8 times larger than the population of Eilat. When comparing the sizes of Doha and Eilat, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.