Al Thakira Mangroves - Qatar's hidden natural treasure

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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.
britexpat

I'll be there with my Kayak

By vijith4u• 4 years 9 months ago.
vijith4u

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

By Translator• 4 years 10 months ago.
Translator

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

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

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

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.. :)

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

By zaheer_sayyed• 4 years 10 months ago.
zaheer_sayyed

how about sharing location on google map

By vijith4u• 4 years 10 months ago.
vijith4u

check the link below

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

By mvshabeer2• 4 years 10 months ago.
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• 4 years 10 months ago.
Sertach

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.
nijam4u

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

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