Maroona (Beach) (80 km. north of Doha) — This beach is also known as ‘42 km Beach’ or ‘French Beach’. To get there, take the turnoff from Al Shamal (North) Road 42km north of the Al Khor turnoff. There is a small signpost marked ‘Maroona’, leading to a narrow tarmac road. Follow for 6km before turning right onto the dirt track heading towards two large palaces (driving parallel to the telegraph poles). Approach the beach between these two buildings, but beware, the sand is very soft for the last 100 meters.