Umm Salal Mohammed

Umm Salal Mohammed Fort

Umm Salal Muhammad is a town in Qatar, located in the Umm Salal municipality, about 15 km north of Doha. An easy and pleasant morning or afternoon trip out of Doha, it is a short drive from the northern outskirts of Doha on the North Road to Al-Ruweis.

Get in

The Route 102 bus (timetable) towards Al Thakhira passes through the town, leaving Al Ghanim Bus Station in Doha. The bus has a frequency of about half an hour and will reach the town in 50 minutes. There are different timetables for Saturday-Thursday and Fridays. Be aware that buses can be affected by service changes and disruptions, so it is recommended you call Mowasalat to confirm first on +974 4458 8888.

To get to Umm Salal Mohammed by car, take the Doha Expressway, named the D-Ring Road in the city, towards the north for about 15 minutes until a sign will indicate the turn off to Umm Salal Mohammed. Once you reach the town, take a right at the main intersection to reach the fort, which you are likely to have already spotted by this time. The tower is west of the fort and you should be able to see it by climbing to the top of the mosque or either of the two towers within the fort. The distance from central Doha is about 20km, equating to 25 minutes on the road.


One of the towers of the fort at Umm Salal Mohammed


There is no accommodation available in Umm Salal Mohammed, so it is best to visit as a side trip from Doha.

Stay healthy

HMC operates an emergency department at its local clinic.

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