Private North of Qatar: Zubara Fort | Jumail Village | Al-Thakhira Mangroves

3 to 4 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 6
Mobile ticket


This special tour will take you to the past of Qatar. From where it all began. The northern part of Qatar, which plays a great role in the country’s rich cultural history.
Starting the tour with Al Khor’s harbor, the country's center for pearl diving & fishing in the old times. And old ship repairing and renovating yard. After that you will visit Al-Thakira mangroves. Which is one of the hidden gem of Qatar.
AL THAKIRA MANGROVE FOREST IS among Qatar’s oldest and largest forests. And then you will visit Al Zubara Fort. A pristine example of a typical Arab fort.


This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Al Khor Park, Al Shamal Road Towards Al Khor City, Al Khor Qatar

Al Khor is a coastal city in northern Qatar, located 50 kilometeres north of the capital, Doha. Al Khor was ruled by the Al Muhannadi, a tribe which consists of several Bedouin families.
Al Khor’s harbor, the country's center for pearl diving & fishing in the old times.And old ship repairing and renovating yard.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Al Thakhira Beach, Al Khor Qatar

It is closely affiliated with Al Khor City, with both having been founded by the Al Muhannadi tribe. Like other coastal settlements in the area, its inhabitants historically relied solely on pearling and fishing for sustenance.
Together with Al Khor City, roughly 1, 392 hectares of mangroves are found just off the coast, making the coastline between Al Thakhira and Al Khor City the most densely populated mangrove habitat in Qatar.
AL THAKIRA MANGROVE FOREST is among Qatar’s oldest and largest forests.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Al Zubara Fort, Madinat Ash Shamal Qatar

Al Zubara Fort is a historic Qatari military fortress built under the oversight of Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani in 1938.
This 20th century fort is the youngest and most prominent feature of the Al Zubarah Archaeological Site, a UNESCO World Heritage site.A pristine example of a typical Arab fort, its one-meter-thick walls warded off invaders and helped keep rooms cool during the hot summer.
The fort, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in recognition for its preservation and as a unique example of a formative period, is the perfect place for fans of Middle Eastern history to learn more about military life in Qatar in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Duration: 30 minutes


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Bottled water


  • Dinner
  • Lunch

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

August 2022

Had a great time with Mehti He English and knowledge was excellent of the areas we visited. Very 😊.

August 2022

This tour is for those who wants to know the history of qatar. The tour guide (ahmed) was really good in explaining the history. Very nice tour and good tour company .

September 2022

My friend and I had a fun time seeing a different part of Qatar. Our driver and also our guide, Mehti, were both excellent and very knowledgeable.

September 2022

It was amazing tour … very well organized. Tour guide Mehti and my driver Masho were very helpfull. I strongly reccomend this tour. We took great pictures and they told me a lot about qatar history.

September 2022

Adnan picked us up ahead of time at our hotel. The car was immaculate and comfortable. He had plenty of water and added a ‘tea’ stop. He went above and beyond to show us the planned sights and several more. (Including getting close to one of the World Cup stadions) We learned a lot about the are...

October 2022

The Tour was great! The guide, Mehti, was very friendly, The car was clean and Nice. Very good option for a nice tour in Qatar!

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