Sunday, February 20, 2011

Exploring Madinat Al Shamal: The Park

Today, the Turknoy explorers got lost and found themselves exploring Al -Shamal.

A relatively new town on the northern tip of the Qatar peninsula, Madinat Al-Shamal is about 107km north of Doha. The speed limit is 120km per hour so ideally will get there in 1 hour from Doha; however, due to road construction, we managed to get there in 1.5 hours.

Did you know that Al-Shamal serves as an administrative centre for a number of coastal villages. Administrative - no wonder! The city is very very quiet! Okay, we went there Saturday so all the people must be resting or chilling at home. The rest of the people we saw and met are so friendly.

The Al-Shamal Park is awesome! Definitely great for family picnics and burning out the kids' energy. We saw several families relaxing under the beautiful weather. The landscapes in the park is very well maintained.

Tada - we were armed with plastic bag of food! ;)
the turknoys loving the different color flowers
obviously the tree is very well maintained - the building not though

the arc of al shamal ;)



we like

perfect day for a stroll

OH LA LA - one of the playgrounds with the green scenery - wide and open!

awesome fun

hello up there! ;)

It's a big park perfect for lots and lots of family fun.

A little bit of trivia about Al Shamal: The historic rulers of the Madinat Al Shamal region were the Al Thani family. The Al Thani family forms the ruling emirate of Qatar. Bedouin tribes form the ethnic population of the region.

 Keep exploring!


  1. hi dear!

    i found you through the crazed fan weekend bloghop -- i'd love if you could stop by my blog and follow back :]


  2. This is what I love about weekend blog hops... finding blogs I would never have found otherwise. Very nice pictures... looks like a beautiful spot!

    Now following!

  3. hello april!heya charlene -- welcome to the turknoy blog! ;)

    hope to see you here again.. love your blogs! ;)


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