Ras Abrouq peninsula – Film City and Zekreet Fort

Film City

On the weekend we decided to go on another excursion, this time to a place known as Film City. Film City is a mini Arabic town constructed for a television series, located on the Ras Abrouq peninsula, eighty kilometres from Doha.

It is recommended to take a four-wheel-drive vehicle, but we managed to get there in our tiny Suzuki Celerio, the tricky bit is finding the access road, as a new highway has fenced it off.

Film City mimics the traditional mud-brick houses with wooden doors, the town contains small houses, a mosque, plenty of gates and doors and a look-out.

Inside Film City looking at the lookoutTraditional wooden doorDwellings and a gate
View from the lookout of the MosqueView of Film City from the lookoutPalms
Traditional dwellingMosque with minaretFortification gate
Entrance to the MosqueBridge of the fortification gateInside Film City looking at the lookout
Our Suzuki CelerioFilm CityFilm City

Zekret Fort

Located on the west coast of the Ras Abrouq peninsula and slightly north of town of Zekreet is the Zekret Fort.  The fort is a traditional square design with circular towers in each corner, this design is visible in the restored ruins.

Eroded formations with manmade brick dwellingEroded formationsOld pick-up truck
Zekret Fort signRemains of the corner tower of Zekret FortRemains of the corner tower of Zekret Fort

  • bengz

    Amongst the blogs I searched for and read about the place, this is so far the best information I found – thank you! Lovely pics and best of all, you proved that a small car can make it there – I need to know that as I have a tiny Tiida Hatchback :) Cheers!