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

3 to 4 hours
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.


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

What to expect

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

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

Ticket delivery

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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
July 2023

I did this tour with my friend during a short stopover in Doha. Mohammed was fantastic. He provided good information about the sites we passed and visited and allowed us plenty of time to stop and take photos, all in air-conditioned comfort. He supplied cold bottled water and stopped off and boug...

June 2023

Mohamed Is a very good guide. We enjoy our time a lot, visited khor harbor, Fort Al Zubra and abandoned city where people lived 100 years ago. Adventure Tour recommended:)

Jana M
May 2023

Hamad took me all around northern Qatar and it was absolutely phenomenal. Genuinely wonderful person who went above and beyond to make sure I saw everything I wanted, took beautiful photos of me, and had loads of info to share. A fantastic trip.

May 2023

Excellent tour! This was our 2nd day with Muhammed who gave us the 8 hour Doha city tour a couple of days prior. Amazing to see the difference between the desert, city and northern reaches of Qatar. Very professional organization with outstanding service!

April 2023

Very good tour with a knowledgeable guide. He really took good care of us all the way and back - it’s a tour I will recommend

March 2023

We have our tour with Ali. Nice to visit to Zubara fort and the nearby archeological site. Our driver also brought us to Al Khor's old mosque, mangroves and a brief tour through the fish market. Excellent service.

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