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Al Safliya Island (Arabic: اَلْجَزِيرَة اَلسَّافِلِيَّة‎, romanizedJazīrat as Sāfliya) is an island located off the coast of Doha, the capital city of Qatar.[1]

Al Safliya Island

اَلْجَزِيرَة اَلسَّافِلِيَّة

Jazīrat as Sāfliya
Safliya Island near Doha Qatar.jpg
Al Safliya Island is located in Persian Gulf
Al Safliya Island
Al Safliya Island
Coordinates: 25°20′41″N 51°34′31″E / 25.34472°N 51.57528°E / 25.34472; 51.57528Coordinates: 25°20′41″N 51°34′31″E / 25.34472°N 51.57528°E / 25.34472; 51.57528[1]
Country Qatar
MunicipalityAd-Dawhah

The island is located 3 miles north of Ras Abu Aboud.[2] A popular tourist destination among locals, journey by boat from Doha takes roughly 30 to 40 minutes.[3]

DescriptionEdit

Al Safliya Island is about 2 miles long east to west, very narrow, and curves with the northern side of the Doha Port; it is low, sandy and has clusters of grass. The northern reef projects 1 ½ miles southeastward from the island; it is mainly sand, and outside the entrance trends northeastward and northward for some miles.[2]

ConservationEdit

In 2015, the Ministry of Municipality and Environment initiated a cleansing campaign for the island of Al Safliya which included cleaning the island of the waste and plastic cans that have been left on the island by the visitors. They have also installed 35 pergolas[4].

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Jazīrat as Sāfliya: Qatar". geographic.org. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Hydrographical Office (1920). "Persian Gulf Pilot: Comprising the Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Omán and the Makrán Coast". U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 113. Retrieved 31 December 2015. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  3. ^ "Looking for an adventure? Visit Al Safliya Island!". Doha Life. 16 September 2016. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  4. ^ "وزارة البلدية والبيئة". www.mme.gov.qa. Retrieved 2019-04-01.