The story has it that a film setting was made in the middle of desert to mock up an ancient Arabian village. I couldn’t find any information on what the film is (do you know?). We visited this setting, called Film City, during Christmas holiday. This was our second attempt, now with a real GPS-man. Of course there was no detour and no lost. On the way to Film City we stopped by at Mystery Village – still don’t know what does make it mysterious. We ended our trip by having a barbeque party on the Zikreet beach. What a trip!
Film city can be reached from Doha by following a Doha – Dukhan road (about 90 km) then turn right when you see Zikreet route sign. Pass the intersection until you find out a small village (see picture below). Turn right then left, or go straight will bring you pass a small camel area. Follow the track. It is safer to bring along a GPS-man (somebody who has visited the area, at least for two or more). I might be lost if I were to find out by myself. Total trip may take 1-2 hours from the last village depending upon how many photo stops you make along the way. Although a sedan type car can pass the route but an SUV is recommended. There is a softer path of the route you need to be careful with. Have a safe and nice trip!
- Zekreet exit from Dukhan Highway: 25 26’22.6″N 50 51’50.5″E
- Zekreet Mosque 25 29’07.41″N 50 50’48.22″E
- Film City: 25 34’41.61″N 50 50’46.65″E
- Mystery Village: 25 35’11.67″N 50 50’10.29″E