The Dahl Al Misfir Cave site, one of the most significant eco-tourism destinations for the State of Qatar, was officially opened on Thursday by H.E. Sheikh Dr. Faleh bin Nasser bin Ahmed bin Ali Al-Thani, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, following the completion of a thorough geological study that is thought to be the first of its kind for the site, in collaboration with Qatar Museums (QM) and ExxonMobil Research.
Located 40 kilometres from the capital Doha, south of the Rawdat Rashid district, is the 35-meter-deep Dahl Al Misfir cave. The cave’s exact age is uncertain, but based on the sediments found inside, scientists assume that it was built at a younger time than the rocks around it, which are thought to have formed between 40 and 50 million years ago.
On this occasion, H.E. Sheikh Dr. Faleh bin Nasser bin Ahmed bin Ali Al-Thani stated that he is pleased to announce the opening of Dahl Al Misfir after completing the findings of the study carried out by the ExxonMobil Research Qatar in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, which showed the distinctive geological nature of the cave. This announcement was made as part of the implementation of the Ministry’s strategy and within the State of Qatar‘s eco-tourism initiative.