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.
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″