Al Thakira Beach, Al Khor, Qatar 

A day at the beach, swimming in the sea and sunbathing on the sand can be the ideal remedy for the stresses of the city. Fortunately, for the Qataris they can enjoy these along with the pleasant view of mangroves in Al Thakhira beach.

Al Thakhira is a coastal stretch of land at the northern end of the Al Khor Corniche. The approximate length of the beach is 10 km. Much of the seashore is sabkha (salt flats) which becomes like quicksand and when it is wet it is really very treacherous as well as adventurous. This beach includes a number of sceneries: old shoreline, mangroves, outcrops, desert and much bird life. The beach is very popular for exploring the area’s mangroves and well liked by bird watchers.

Epic Qatar Culture & Adventure Route © Monika Newbound

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