7-8 October 2010. Our first offroad trip after a long summer and Eid leave. Travelling with 17 other cars (16 Indonesian, 1 Singaporean) to Zekreet beach, just 900m west of Mystery Village. Unlike two years ago, it’s now a night trip.
We mustered at Umm Alafai Petrol Station, 1 km west of Al Rayyan Sports Club on the Gharafat Al Rayyan – Dukhan Highway. This trip noticed a mind-shift: every participant came on time hence we could depart on time at 9.30 pm. My reminder to be on time wasn’t in vain. Thanks everyone!
We arrived at camping site at around 11 pm after driving 55km to Zekreet exit (Exit 72), 5.5km from exit to the village and 12 km offroad from Zekreet village. It’s not camping per se as most of us didn’t erect tents. Many just slept inside the car or on a sleeping mat under the sky.
It’s still summer-to-winter transition but the weather was just fine; not so hot, just temperate and didn’t make us sweating.
Our pick of camping site turned out to be good one. The beach is sandy; not muddy, not rocky. Clear sea water was so inviting.
After enjoying swimming and having breakfast, we drove to Mystery Village and Film City.
– Zekreet exit: 25 26’22.6″N 50 51’50.5″E
– Zekreet Mosque 25 29’07.41″N 50 50’48.22″E
– Our camping site: 25 35’13.1″N 50 49’45.5″E
– Film City: 25 34’41.61″N 50 50’46.65″E
– Mystery Village: 25 35’11.67″N 50 50’10.29″E