Al Thakira Mangroves - Qatar's hidden natural treasure
Far away from all the hustle and bustle of city life, Qatar is home to the Avicennia Marina, also known as the grey mangrove or white mangrove tree, communities of which form several forests around Qatar's shores. These mangrove swamps are home to a wealth of life, including a new species of sea slug that was found in 2007 by a member of the Qatar Natural History Group.
The largest area of mangroves - and the oldest - can be found around Al Thakira and Al Khor.
How to get there
Al Thakira Mangrove is located in the Al Thakira area, accessed by following Al Khor- Al Thakira Road until the last roundabout, then turning left (to the supermarket area) and left again to follow a road leading to the off road track. A few hundred meters later, you will arrive at the mangrove area. The off road track is smooth enough for sedans to make it through to the mangroves waterfront.
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I'll be there with my Kayak
PLS ADVISE THE WAY HOW TO GET THERE,IT IS AMAZING BEAUTIFUL!!
Its very Good Place for Photography I went their you can also check my pictures.. :)
how about sharing location on google map
check the link below
I think it's the same place - purple island
if there is a map-point for us, will better. i couldnt find in maps also.
Plz any one tell me the exact location???
payed a visit last month, although the water levels where dropped, but still the scenario was awesome !