Al Jumail & Zubara

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Low tide on Al Jumail Beach, Qatar, November 2013

Made a short trip to Fort Zubara, a small heritage site; and Al Jumail, an abandoned fishing hamlet on the north west coast of Qatar last weekend. The weather was absolutely brilliant after the short rainy spells.

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Al Jumail, Qatar, November 2013

Al Jumail is a small hamlet, easily covered within 5 minutes on foot. For a moment one can image life here in the sixties and earlier when drinking water had to be stored from the scant rains. It is still a surprise that the lanes are wide enough for a SUV. Heritage or not, Qataris do drive their SUVs everywhere. It might have something to so with the rare sea snakes washed ashore when the tide goes out.

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Weekend, Fort Zubara, Qatar, November 2013

It is a pity that the Zubara fort is under renovation for over four years.

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All the way from Japan, Fort Zubara, Qatar, November 2013

The Japs (or is it Chinese?) are funny wherever they go. At least they don’t scribble on the walls of a pyramid.

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