Al Thakira Mangroves - Qatar's hidden natural treasure

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

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By britexpat• 1 year 9 months ago.

I'll be there with my Kayak

By vijith4u• 4 years 9 months ago.

By Translator• 4 years 10 months ago.

By qatardoha2014• 4 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 3/5


By muhammad yasir siddiqui• 4 years 10 months ago.
muhammad yasir siddiqui

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

By zaheer_sayyed• 4 years 10 months ago.

how about sharing location on google map

By vijith4u• 4 years 10 months ago.

check the link below

By mvshabeer2• 4 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 4/5

I think it's the same place - purple island

By Sertach• 4 years 10 months ago.

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

By mohammad asif• 4 years 10 months ago.
mohammad asif

Plz any one tell me the exact location???

By nijam4u• 4 years 10 months ago.

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

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