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Film City

Zekreet, Doha, Qatar
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Ranked #20 of 28 attractions in Doha
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Wiltshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Film city is located next to a spoilt oasis more or less in the middle of nowhere. It is a small group of buildings rumoured to have been used for a scene in Star Wars - I don't think so the place wasn't built when Star Wars was filmed! Apparently it is/was used for local filming. One of the caretakers... More

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Doha, Qatar
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

it just a place where they shoot their films and series, not much for a matures but very attractive for those who love to write/script a small films. i like to call it" a place where you can see your writing a live" your not gonna lose if you checked it.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Not an easy place to find.... Need a 4x4, a GPS or Google maps app, the right coordinates and time on your hands! Some of the scenery is interesting, particularly the so called "Mystery Village" which looks a bit like a scene from Star Wars. Challenging drive out of there though, recommend caution. The little fort dubbed Film City is... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Make sure you have a good 4 wheel drive to this area.. and also a very good compass.. love the dessert layout!!!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Although getting out to Film City is an experience in itself, the actual "city" is very small and unremarkable. Living in Qatar, I was already familiar with the roads and general area and we still struggled to find it. Luckily, plugging the coordinates into Google Maps (on the phone) did the trick. In true local style, the buildings look very... More

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Vienna, Austria
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

25'34.11"N 50'46.65"E Is the correct GPS address. It is west of Doha, some 80km but part of it is rough terrain

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Doha, Qatar
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92 reviews 92 reviews
15 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

It is definitely an experience to visit Film City! It is in the middle of no where, quite tricky to find! Once we are there, we are just amazed! You got to see it to believe it. A watchman stays on site to look after the building. He offered us a cup of tea on entry and chatted about the... More

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Taking photos was quite nice...overall, I enjoyed being there. It was just really dull and lacking activity, I expected much more from a film city. It definitely has the potential to be much more than what it is now.

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Doha, Qatar
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Film City is for those who seek a light adventure and a little bit of exploring. I think it is best for photograph afficionados and Doha outdoor lovers. Rough roads all the way to the Film City and should be for off road cars only. The journey from the main road takes a while so pack some liquids, food and... More

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Richmond, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Zekreet peninsula officially called Ras Albruq is an amazing place about an hour West of Doha. Once you get to the village of Zekreet head N-NW through the beautiful jebels, cliffs and valleys until you find the Desert city film set on the horizon. Exploring the set is a fun hour and having shai with the care takers and learning... More

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