The island is home to the only archaeological site in the country dated to the 2nd millennium BC.
Qatar’s stunning Purple Island was named among the world’s top 50 islands according to global travel site Big 7 Travel’s recent annual list.
Rankings are based on a combination of scores from previous social media posts and editorial staff contributions from global travel websites.
Al Khor Island, also known as Jazirat Bin Ghanim or Purple Island, is located off the northeast coast of Qatar. It is a national historic site with the only archaeological site in the country dating back to the 2nd millennium BC.
Ranked 14th for its stunning scenery, the island is completely surrounded by mangroves, making it perfect for family picnics and nature kayaks.
You will also see flamingos, small beaches, crabs, natural salt ponds, fireflies, worms, flowers, shells, fossils and limestone rock formations.
“Everybody’s been talking about Qatar this year thanks to the FIFA World Cup, but if you’re looking for a respite from the crowds, you might want to consider hopping on one of the country’s islands,” the site said. ing.
“Unlike many of Qatar’s islands, Purple Island is not a man-made island and boasts a fascinating history…it has some fascinating archaeological sites and is home to a wide variety of birds and marine animals.”
Galapagos Islands of Ecuador. Kauai, Hawaii; Cebu, Philippines. Australia, Fraser Island. Mauritius and Jamaica are the number of islands included in the top ranking.
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