Welcome to Abu Samra

Abu Samra (Arabic: أبو سمرة‎, romanized: Abū Samrah) is a settlement in Qatar, located in the municipality of Al Rayyan (90 km away from Doha). It used to be part of the Jariyan al Batnah municipality before the municipality was incorporated into Al Rayyan.

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Abu Samra:
Notable features of the area are a border post separating the southern part of the municipality from Saudi Arabia, and a well. It was Qatar's only land border crossing to Saudi Arabia. The settlement derived its name from a local Samr tree. Because the area contained one of the few Samr trees in the entire region, it was named Abu Samra, meaning 'father of the Samr tree'. The tree has local significance as it is used as fodder for camels.