One of Qatar’s most impressive natural wonders lies sixty kilometres from the city in the country’s south-eastern corner.
A sizeable tidal embayment, the ‘Inland Sea’ or Khor Al Adaid, is recognised by UNESCO as a natural reserve. Its ecosystem is one of the few places in the world where the sea encroaches deep into the heart of the desert. Inaccessible by road, this tranquil expanse of water can only be reached by crossing the rolling dunes.
Khor Al Adaid has unique fauna, including several rare and threatened species. Here you will see populations of certain species of birds that are of national and regional importance — for example, the long-distance migrant waterfowl winter. You may also see ospreys nesting on islets and Arabian gazelles.
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