Qurayn Abu al Bawl
Tuwayyir al Hamir
Al-Qalail Range depuis la Route Qatar-EAU.jpg
Far view of the hill from Qatar-UAE Road
Highest point
Elevation103 m (338 ft)
ListingCountry high point
Coordinates24°43′04″N 51°02′51″E / 24.71778°N 51.04750°E / 24.71778; 51.04750Coordinates: 24°43′04″N 51°02′51″E / 24.71778°N 51.04750°E / 24.71778; 51.04750[1]
Native nameقرين أبو البول  (Arabic)
Qurayn Abu al Bawl is located in Qatar
Qurayn Abu al Bawl
Qurayn Abu al Bawl
Location in Qatar
Qurayn Abu al Bawl is located in Persian Gulf
Qurayn Abu al Bawl
Qurayn Abu al Bawl
Location in the Persian Gulf
Mountain typeHill

Qurain Abu al-Bawl (also Gurain al Balbul, Gurain al Bâlbûl, Qurain Abul Bul, Qurayn Aba al Bawl, Qurayn Abā al Bawl, Tuwayyir al Hamir[2]) is the highest point of Qatar, with an altitude of 103 metres (338 ft). It is located south of the peninsula near the border to Saudi Arabia.[3]


"Qurain" is interchangeable with "Qarn", the Arabic word which roughly corresponds to sandy, flat hillock. The second part of the name, romanized either as "Abu al-Bawl" or "Balboul", was chosen as the hill is thought to represent the shape of a traditional flat-shaped toy known as balboul.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Peakbagger
  2. ^ travelingluck.com, Qurayn Abū al Bawl last viewed 10. März 2012
  3. ^ qatartourism.gov.qa Archived 2012-06-21 at the Wayback Machine A Key Geographical Location, last viewed 10. März 2012
  4. ^ Jacques LeBlanc (March 2008). "A fossil hunting guide to the tertiary formations of Qatar, Middle East" (PDF) (1st ed.). p. 71. Retrieved 14 January 2016.