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Al Khor

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The Corniche at Al-Khor

Al-Khor (alternatively spelled Al Khawr) is a city in Qatar. The city is far older than Doha, but much smaller (the population is roughly 31,000). It used to be the center of the now non-existent pearl trading industry, so now the city is undergoing renovation.

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Al-Khor is about 50 kilometers north of Doha, reached by either the North Road to Al-Ruweis, or by the Coast Road that goes past the racing track that hosts the Doha Moto GP race.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

Near the Corniche is a museum (not always open) and a port containing many fishing boats.

The other major attractions of Al-Khor are its numerous watchtowers, which you will see near the Corniche and also on the road coming in if you have taken the North Road, and its laid-back atmosphere, especially when compared with the traffic of Doha.

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Al-Khor is a pleasant and quiet town, and though its Corniche cannot match Doha's in beauty, it does offer a nice enough place to relax and sunbathe, or play beach volleyball or cricket if you feel like being a little more active. There are plenty of shady places to sit near the sand, but you can't swim in the bay here as, like much of Qatar, the water is too shallow.

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Al Khor Mall, the first and only mall to open in Al Khor has more than 100 retail units covering Fashion, F&B, Lifestyle, Supermarket, Department Store, Gold & Jewellery, Electronics, Toys, Family Entertainment Centre Fun Ville, Coffee Shops, Cineco 3 etc

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There are several places to eat in Al-Khor. The cafeteria near the port offers decent burgers and a soft drink for a very cheap QR3.

  • Lulu Hypermarket, Al Khor. The first huge mall to open in Al Khor, followed by Ansar Gallery) has a food court inside upstairs as well as many shops like Mothercare, Claires, gold shops, bank, baskin robbins, chillis, KFC, shater abbas,and royal tandoor, which has great indian food. There are also early learning centers and more.  edit


Drink[edit][add listing]

No Licensed Hotels or Restaurants are there, but one can find many restaurants and coffee shops. There are many cafeterias famous for their Karak Tea and various mock tails.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Al Sultan Beach Resort, Al Khor. It is a lovely 5 star hotel on the beach that offers great shisha by the sea and light bites. The rooms are also lovely. Slightly conservative wear advised in Al Khor.  edit


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