Al Jemail Ghost Town

Al Jemail
Al Jemail

 

UPDATE: THE AREA IS NOW ACQUIRED BY ARCHAEOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF QATAR. A PERMISSION TO ENTER IS REQUIRED FROM QATAR MUSEUMS AUTHORITY (QMA)

It is not a ghost town per se, but rather an abandoned fishing village.

This fishing village might be abandoned in the 1970’s. No formal explanation, however,  for the migration away from the village. Probably villagers left the little village when natural gas boom swept Qatar.

Direction – Coordinate: N 26° 05′ 46.89″ E 51° 09′ 21.94″.

To get here, take Al Shamal Road (North Road ) all the way to Madinat Al Shamal at the northern tip of the peninsula, then take the road to the West and South leading to Zubarah. This ghost town is visible from the highway and there is a quite good dirt track to this village. From the first roundabout at Madinat Al Shamal, it’s 6.5 km to Al Jemail. The village is located 600m off the road.

Road to Zubarah
Road to Zubarah
Dirt track leading to Al Jemail
Dirt track leading to Al Jemail
Al Jemail ruins
Al Jemail ruins
Al Jemail ruins near the beach
Al Jemail ruins near the beach

Besides Al Jemail, there are two other most prominent settlements along the north coast of Qatar: Al Khuwair and Al Areesh. Both of them can be found down the road to Zubara from Al Jemail.

Al-Areesh N 26° 03′ 03.42″ E 51° 03′ 24.57″
Al-Khuwair N 26° 04′ 07.38″ E 51° 05′ 02.30″

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4 thoughts on “Al Jemail Ghost Town”

  1. i have been looking at your website for a project i am doing and would like to know how you got this imformation or where you got it from.
    please reply as soon as possible

  2. Thank you brother for the correct gps co-ordinates! I had gone there yesterday along with my friends and cousins, it was about 12.30am in the night! we wanted to explore the place with a horror kinda feel. we reached there at about 1am. but after reaching there, only then we realised that the place was acquired by Archaeology dept of qatar and was maintained by Qatar Museums Authority(QMA)! they have fenced the whole location and put up info boards saying that its prohibited to enter the area and if we want to enter then we need to take permission from QMA prior to the trip. We were so disappointed wondering what could we explore that night and then we remembered that there is one abandoned house near to that place. People call it the ghost house. So we all drove in to that place and stoked ourselves with some fear and returned home! 🙂 Thank you once again brother for helping us find the place!

    1. Jazzakallahu khair Jassim for the update. Glad that you enjoyed the “night” 🙂

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