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Posted On: 11 October 2022 07:00 pm
Updated On: 11 October 2022 09:36 pm

A guide to Al Thakira Mangroves in Qatar

Vrinda Abilash
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Want to explore Qatar and be one with nature? We have the perfect spot for you to relax, unwind, and take in this beautiful landscape. We are talking about the Al Thakira Mangroves!

The (ILQ) team is here with a guide for you to start exploring! Let's go!

Please note:

  • This area is protected.
  • Be responsible, do not litter, and carry your trash back. Let's keep Qatar clean!

What are the Al Thakira Mangroves?

Al Khor and Al Thakira Municipality Guide: what to see and do
Al Thakira Mangroves are an absolute treat!

The Arabic word 'Al Thakira' means 'ammunition' in English. The Al Thakira Mangroves is located 17 km northeast of the city of Al Khor.

This area is known for the grey and white mangrove trees that grow abundantly here and have adapted to the salt water. These protected forests are home to the species Avicennia Marina. It's naturally serene, and we are sure you will love exploring it.

What to see and do there?

Where to go kayaking in Qatar
Image Credit: AquaSports Qatar

If you are a nature-lover, this place is a treat for you as you will get to spot migratory birds like herons and flamingos, crabs, little fish and gastropods in the area.

Another great activity that people love doing here is kayaking and stand-up paddling to explore the mangroves through the surrounding waters.

If you are a photography lover, capture the sunrise or sunset pics which will make for great Instagram posts!

Al Thakira Mangroves
Isn't Al Thakira Mangroves Beach beautiful?!

You can also explore Al Thakira Beach and the beautiful coastline surrounded by mangroves on foot after you park your car.

What's prohibited at Al Thakira Beach?

  • Swimming
  • Marine sports
  • Loading and unloading of boat & scooter

    How to reach Al Thakira Mangroves?

    The mangroves are about 17 km from Al Khor city. You can easily drive up to the location using Google Maps. You do not need a 4x4 to reach the place.

    Al thakira mangroves
    Turn right into the fenced area to reach the mangroves.

    Once you reach the Al Khor Hospital roundabout, take the second exit until you reach the Al Thakira Mangroves Exit. You will see a fenced area with a gap for cars to turn right here. There is a bit of offroading involved till you reach the mangroves.


    • This area is protected.
    • Be responsible, do not litter, and carry your trash back. Let's keep Qatar clean!



    Have you explored the Al Thakira Mangroves before? What do you like about it? Do let us know in the comments below. Do share this article - it keeps us going!