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 Important Cities

 
C
ities and urban centres in Qatar cover the country's landscape from south to north. Since nearly all urban centres embrace the sea, sea heritage is still indelibly imprinted on them, despite the profound changes that have almost transformed every aspect of life in the country.

Doha

Doha, capital of Qatar,  the seat of government and the main commercial and financial institutions, is situated halfway along the east coast of the Qatar peninsula.

Doha  has a large commercial seaport and an international airport which link the country to the rest of the world. About 80% of Qatar's population live in Doha.

Modern life facilities such as public gardens and parks, luxurious hotels and shopping centers make a short visit to the city an unforgettable experience.

Cultural life in Doha has undergone a notable boost in the last few years.
Doha Cultural Festival, Qatar Summer Wonders and Doha Book Fair, to name just a few cultural events, are regionally recgonized as annual events. Qatar Masters and other international sports events are being hosted on a regular basis in Doha as well.  

Several public libraries have flourished in recent years in addition to the  
Qatar National Library.

Among Doha's outstanding landmarks are the
Qatar National Museum, the Corniche as well as the popular Souqs which still maintain with their old traditional features.

Doha's largest suburbs are Khalifa Town and Al Rayyan. The latter has a population of 100,000 people. It is distinguished by its old palaces with Arabesque and unique architectural designs. 
   
Mesaieed

Mesaieed, the major industrial city in the county, whose existence has been associated with the discovery of oil, lies approximately 45 km south of Doha on the east coast.

The city accommodates many large industries such as NODCO's Oil Refinery, QAFCO's Fertiliser Complex, QAPCO's Petrochemical Complex, QGPC's NGL Plant, QASCO's Steel Mill, QALCO's Lubricating Oils Facility, and the QAFAC Plant. Mesaieed has a  fully serviced deep-water harbour which is the main terminal for oil and LNG exportation.

The various industries in Messaieed have developed recreation clubs for their employees and families. The nearby Messaieed Golf Club, with its oil-on-sand course was among the first in the country.

 

Sealine Beach Resort

Mesaieed borders an area of spectacular natural beauty, Khor Al Udeid, and is surrounded by crescent-shaped barchan sand dunes. Sealine Beach Resort lies between Messaieed and Khor Al Udeid on a magnificent stretch of coastline.


Al-Wakrah

This booming town is located half way between the capital and Mesaieed, about 15 km south of Doha. It contains several traditional houses and mosques which reflect traditional architecture. Its local museum includes antique and enviormental artifacts. Al-Wakrah has also a harbor for fishing boats.

Al-Zubarah

 
Al-Zubara is one of the most important historical towns. Located about 105 km to the north of Doha, it houses the historical Al-Zubara fort.
Al-Zubara is a "must" for tourists visting Qatar.

Al-Thani family had settled down in Al-Zubara at the beginning of 18th century before moving to Doha in mid 19th century.  

Ras Laffan

The second largest industrial center in the country. Ras Laffan is the purpose-built industrial harbour for gas exportation and gas liquefaction. It is located 85 km to the north of Doha; it is considered one of the biggest industrial cities worldwide.

Madinat Ash-Shamal

A modern town functioning as an administrative center for a number of coastal villages in the northern part of the country. It is 107 km away from Doha.

Al-Khor

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A former pearling port, Al Khor (meaning harbour in Arabic) is a coastal town located 57 km to the north of Doha. It is famous for its fine beaches, mosques and old tower.

It has a local museum that houses its valuable historical artifacts and makes Al-khor a tourist attraction.

Dukhan

Located on the west coast about 85 km away to the north of  Doha; it has come a long way following the discovery of oil in the surrounding fields. Dukhan has a beautiful beach which attracts locals and guests.

Information Source: www.qatarinfo.net
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Events of December 2014
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1 World Telecommunication Exhibition (Telecom International Telecommunication Union) ICT QATAR 2014 / 12 / 00 2014 / 12 / 00
2 Hospitality Exhibition International Exhibition Company 2014 / 12 / 01 2014 / 12 / 03
3 1st Qatar Chess Master Open Qatar Chess Association 2014 / 12 / 01 2014 / 12 / 09
4 Qatar 14th International Bowling Championship Qatar Bowling Federation 2014 / 12 / 01 2014 / 12 / 08
5 Hot Topics in Obstetrics and Gynecology Sidra Midical and Reserch Center 2014 / 12 / 01 2014 / 12 / 02
6 Ajysl Cinema Festival Ajyal 2014 / 12 / 01 2014 / 12 / 06
7 12th FINA World Swimming Champoinship (25m) Qatar Swimming Association 2014 / 12 / 03 2014 / 12 / 07
8 Twenty-fifth session of the book Exhibition Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage 2014 / 12 / 04 2014 / 12 / 14
9 Gulf Championship for Karate Qatar Karate Federation 2014 / 12 / 05 2014 / 11 / 06
10 11th Grand Prix Qatar (2014) and World Cup Women Qatar (2014) - Fencing Qatar Fencing Federation 2014 / 12 / 05 2014 / 12 / 08
11 Telecom Events Ooredoo 2014 / 12 / 07 2014 / 12 / 11
12 ITU Telecom World 2014 ICT QATAR & OOREDOO 2014 / 12 / 07 2014 / 12 / 10
13 Tour of GCC - cycling Qatar Cycling Federation 2014 / 12 / 08 2014 / 12 / 09
14 2nd G.C.C. 3X3 Clubs Championship for Basketball Qatar Basketball Federation 2014 / 12 / 08 2014 / 12 / 09
15 Qatar Match Racing Cup Qatar Sailing and Rowing Federation 2014 / 12 / 09 2014 / 12 / 13
16 GCC 35th Summit Meeting Ministry of Foreign Affairs (PCOC) 2014 / 12 / 09 2014 / 12 / 10
17 6th Match Racing International Regatta Qatar Sailing Federation 2014 / 12 / 09 2014 / 12 / 13
18 Investment and Governance of Africa’s Resources for Economic Diversification and Development Public Policy in Islam Program ,in Collaboration with University of Massachusetts, Boston, and University of Ottawa. 2014 / 12 / 10 2014 / 12 / 11
19 International Olympic day Qatar Olympic Committee 2014 / 12 / 11 2014 / 12 / 11
20 The 3rd Qatar Dental International conference Qatar Medical Association - Dental Society 2014 / 12 / 11 2014 / 12 / 12
21 Charity Dinner ROTA ROTA 2014 / 12 / 12 2014 / 12 / 12
22 2nd FIBA 3X3 All Stars (2/3) Qatar Basketball Federation 2014 / 12 / 12 2014 / 12 / 12
23 GCC Snooker & Billiard Championship Qatar Biliard &. Snooker Federation 2014 / 12 / 13 2014 / 12 / 21
24 GCC Marathon Relay - Athletics Qatar Associtation of Athletics Federation 2014 / 12 / 14 2014 / 12 / 14
25 Joint Workshop for applications and capacity building of financial working group for the Middle East and North Africa (MENAFATF) and the Eurasian Group (AEG) National Anti Money Laundering & Terrorism Financing Committee 2014 / 12 / 14 2014 / 12 / 17
26 Fifth Qatar International Businesswomen Forum Interactive Business Network 2014 / 12 / 16 2014 / 12 / 17
27 Tour of Al Zubarah - cycling Qatar Cycling Federation 2014 / 12 / 17 2014 / 12 / 20
28 7th Qatar International Handball Tournament for Men Qatar Handball Federation 2014 / 12 / 17 2014 / 12 / 21
29 Arab Police Day Ministry of the Interior 2014 / 12 / 18 2014 / 12 / 18
30 National Day of the State Ministry of the Interior 2014 / 12 / 18 2014 / 12 / 18
31 Qatar International Show Jumping Championship, Qualifying To World Cup- Arab Tour Qatar Equestrian Federation 2014 / 12 / 19 2014 / 12 / 22
32 Qatar Asian Junior for Tennis Qatar Tennis Federation 2014 / 12 / 22 2014 / 12 / 26
33 2nd Qatar Optimist Cup for Sailing Qatar Sailing Federation 2014 / 12 / 27 2015 / 01 / 02
34 Rayyan International Show Jumping Championships-Equestrian Qatar Equestrian Federation 2014 / 12 / 27 2014 / 12 / 29
35 2nd Wieghtlifting Qatar Cup Qatar Wieghtlifting Federation 2014 / 12 / 28 2014 / 12 / 31