Qatar Natural History Group

People, Nature, Culture


April Ramble: Nature walk at Bin Ghannam Island

April 1st, 2022

Gathering Place and Time:  07:00am.  Meetup location will be shared with confirmed participants.  

Duration:   3 hours

Trip Leaders & Coordinator Omer Bin Abdul Aziz

Trip Registration

Registration is mandatory, the number of participants is limited.
Send an email as soon as possible to Omer our ramble coordinators : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Include your name, membership number and status, number of participants, and phone number (and Whatsapp number if different). Please confirm if you are going to camp or not.

COVID-19 restrictions being the new norm, we’ll have a limited number of participants. So please register as soon as possible, and honor your commitment. Masks and Etheraz app are mandatory.

Trip Summary:

In the nature walk, we will explore the habitat at the island for wildlife. We will also explore the historical aspect of shell collection that was presumably used for preparing purple dye, thus giving the informal name of “Purple Island” to the place. The island is an archeological site as well with areas where seashell remains and other archeological remains can be found. We will also explore the seashore for shells.

This event is open to all present and past members as our registration process is still on. However priority will be given to present members. Members can take this opportunity to renew their membership by bringing cash payments (Single membership is QAR 75 and family membership is QAR 150 per annum). Assembly point details will be provided to members that register for the ramble.


Trip leader: Omar Bin Abdul Aziz Bio

A birding enthusiast by day, an astronomer by night and an engineer in between. Behind me are hundreds of pinhole projections of the eclipsed sun from Doha earlier in 2020. I'm proud to live with my 8 inch telescope, a bunch of cameras, a bicycle and three daughters!

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What to Bring

  • Plenty of water & Snacks.
  • Sun Protection: sun glasses, hat & sunscreen
  • Camera, Binoculars
  • 4x4 is not required.
  • Please wear full shoes.


Notice:  Please remember that every person attending the Ramble is responsible for their well-being and safety. Make sure to carry you QID and Ehtaraz App.  As Covid restrictions are in place, we do not encourage potluck.

Children are welcome to join our activities, but should remain under parents supervision



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