Al Thakira Mangroves - Qatar's hidden natural treasure

Al Thakira Mangroves - Qatar's hidden natural treasure

mohdnoor
By mohdnoor

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. 

Photo Credit: Asergeev

By britexpat• 26 Apr 2017 10:02
britexpat

I'll be there with my Kayak

By vijith4u• 4 May 2014 11:52
vijith4u

http://arjunpuriinqatar.blogspot.com/2011/12/purple-island-in-qatar.html

By Translator• 10 Apr 2014 12:59
Translator

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=25.687867,51.555398&num=1&t=h&z=15

By qatardoha2014• 10 Apr 2014 09:00
Rating: 3/5
qatardoha2014

PLS ADVISE THE WAY HOW TO GET THERE,IT IS AMAZING BEAUTIFUL!!

By muhammad yasir siddiqui• 9 Apr 2014 17:27
muhammad yasir siddiqui

Its very Good Place for Photography I went their you can also check my pictures.. :)

https://www.facebook.com/engrmys/media_set?set=a.10202896203916842.1073741834.1554848086&type=3

By zaheer_sayyed• 9 Apr 2014 17:08
zaheer_sayyed

how about sharing location on google map

By vijith4u• 9 Apr 2014 16:54
vijith4u

check the link below

http://arjunpuriinqatar.blogspot.com/2011/12/purple-island-in-qatar.html

By mvshabeer2• 9 Apr 2014 16:41
Rating: 4/5
mvshabeer2

I think it's the same place - purple island

http://wahyuinqatar.com/2009/06/13/purple-island-a-k-a-al-khor-island/

By Sertach• 9 Apr 2014 15:30
Sertach

if there is a map-point for us, will better. i couldnt find in maps also.

By mohammad asif• 9 Apr 2014 15:00
mohammad asif

Plz any one tell me the exact location???

By nijam4u• 9 Apr 2014 11:27
nijam4u

payed a visit last month, although the water levels where dropped, but still the scenario was awesome !

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