Fuwairit Beach

PLEASE READ THE UPDATE POST

https://wahyuinqatar.wordpress.com/2011/04/07/french-beach-and-fuwairit-beach/

Al Shamal Road is now superhighway with 4-lane road beyond Fuwairit turn-off. A dedicated interchange to Fuwairit has been constructed providing easy access to Fuwairit and from Fuwairit to Doha.

Update 25 March 2010

Al Shamal Road shows improvements since I visited Fuwairit last year. Interchange to Al Khor finished. Southbound road to Doha is partially finished.

Coordinates:

–          Exit Road to Fuwairit (from Al Shamal Road): 26 00’20.12″N 51 20’15.09″E

–          Fuwairit Beach: 26 01’57.87″N 51 22’25.56″E

Direction:

Take Al Shamal (North) Road or a.k.a Road 1, past Al Khor turn off and continue for a further 44 km.  There is a small blue sign post indicating distance every km. It shows Km 6 at Al Shamal bridge. Exit road to Fuwairit is at Km  78.  End of diversions is at km 66. Turn right at the Fuwairit sign (white sign with black letter). You will pass by the following places prior to reaching Fuwairit turn off:

  • Umm Slal Mohammed
  • Umm Slal Ali
  • Umm Qarn (landmarked by Umm Qarn Farms)
  • Turn-off right to Al Khor
  • Rawdat al Faras
  • Madinat Al Ka’ban
  • Al Jethay
  • Al Ghashamiya
Fuwairit Turn Off at Al Shamal Road (turn right after a pile of sand next to Fuwairit sign)
Fuwairit Turn Off at Al Shamal Road (turn right after a pile of sand next to Fuwairit sign)

Then follow 3.7 km the rough asphalted road parallel to telegraph poles leading to a small village. Beware of potholes along the road. As you reach the outskirts of the village, (prior to a big building) turn left onto a short dirt track lined with palm tree, then take a rough track running parallel to the coast. Drive for about 1.5 km along the small dune edging the beach . Park behind the red plastic barrier separating the beach from car parking. Continuing driving parallel to the coast will lead you to the most unusual formations of eroded jebel (rock hill). 4WD vehicle might be able to reach the top of rock hill.

The beginning of 3.7 km rough asphalted road to Fuwairit (see telegraph poles)
The beginning of 3.7 km rough asphalted road to Fuwairit (see telegraph poles)
pproaching a small village; turn left before a big white building to Fuwairit
pproaching a small village; turn left before a big white building to Fuwairit
A view of dirt road lined with palm trees
A view of dirt road lined with palm trees
Fuwairit Beach (see kite surfing?)
Fuwairit Beach (see kite surfing?)

Safety Precautions:

Al Shamal Road is under major rebuild and reconstruction. The vision is to have a 3-lane road to each direction, similar to Al Khor Highway (Road 1A). Several overhead bridges are seen being built to accommodate future road crossing.

Road to Fuwairit is a 2-lane road with a lot of diversion. It is until Km 66 that you will need to exercise extra careful driving, meandering along diversion to diversion. Not to mention competition with large dump truck and heavy equipments. Road to Doha however is slightly better than that to Fuwairit. Speed limits vary from 60 km/h when entering construction site, 80km/h and 120 km/h. There is a “Road under Radar Surveillance” signboard but I failed to identify speed camera locations.

What to do:

Jabal Fuwairit is a great photo opportunity. Sunbathing, kite surfing, swimming, picnic or camping are kind of activities you can enjoy at Fuwairit. Fuwairit also has a mangrove area where you might  be interested in.

Jabal Al Fuwairit (Al Ghariya Resort at the background)
Jabal Al Fuwairit (Al Ghariya Resort at the background)
Jabal Al Fuwairit
Jabal Al Fuwairit

Further to the south of Fuwairit lies Jabal Al Jassasiya where you can find rock carvings from the ancient Qatar. Whereas 4-5 km to the North leads you to Al Ghariya Resort, another weekend destination, similar to Sealine Beach Resort at the south Qatar.

At Jabal Al Fuwairit
At Jabal Al Fuwairit
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15 thoughts on “Fuwairit Beach”

  1. mau tanya kalau dari doha ke fuwairit-beach menghabiskan waktu berapa lama?
    trimakasih sebelumnya..

    1. Ibu Oka, dari Al Shamal Bridge dekat Landmark Mall tidak sampai 1 jam sudah sampai di Fuwairit Beach….pulangnya lebih lancar jadi sekitar 50 menit sudah sampai di Landmark Mall

    2. Can you show me way to go to this place ..any sign on roads from where we have to take turn and exact where we have to go for these hills?
      thanks
      Mayur

  2. Thanks for the great information….we are going to see that beach today….hope we find it with ease Insh’Allah. May Allah Bless You….Aameen.

    Cheerz

  3. Please give me direction too in going to Fuwairit beach.. Think summer is approaching now.. its the best time to go now as it is not yet very hot nor cold.. thanks

  4. I am planning to go to fuwairiyath tomo with my family.. kindly send me the detailed instructions to go to this place.. since the contruction work has progressed much i dont want to get lost.. so please update me..

    1. Dear Shameel, sorry for late reply, I was out of the country and had no access to internet. If you have GPS, coordinates are provided in the post. Also, the fuwairit post (both new and old) has detailed information and how to get there. Enjoy Fuwairit.

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