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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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1 Chocolate World Expo Regal company for events 2014 / 11 / 00 2014 / 11 / 00
2 Lifestyle Gallery Smart Edge Business Solutions 2014 / 11 / 00 2014 / 11 / 00
3 Made in Switzerland Exhibition Professional Creators 2014 / 11 / 00 2014 / 11 / 00
4 The regular meeting of the Eighth Excellencies Heads shuras and the House of Representatives and the national and nation Gulf Cooperation Council for GCC Shura Council 2014 / 11 / 00 2014 / 11 / 00
5 Meeting of the Coordinating Committee and the Parliamentary Foreign Relations Shura Council 2014 / 11 / 00 2014 / 11 / 00
6 Made in China Exhibition Qatar Chamber 2014 / 11 / 01 2014 / 11 / 07
7 First World Conference on the "Center of pain in the groin to sports" ASPETAR 2014 / 11 / 01 2014 / 11 / 03
8 18th Aljazeera Day Aljazeera Media Network 2014 / 11 / 01 2014 / 11 / 01
9 Forum Conference health and safety in the tenth annual energy Grand Hyatt Hotel 2014 / 11 / 02 2014 / 11 / 05
10 Perfume Gallery Maraya Public Relations 2014 / 11 / 03 2014 / 11 / 09
11 Qatar FIVB Beach Volleyball Open Tour Qatar Volleyball Federation 2014 / 11 / 03 2014 / 11 / 08
12 Doha Goals Aspire Zone 2014 / 11 / 03 2014 / 11 / 05
13 WISE Conference Qatar Foundation 2014 / 11 / 04 2014 / 11 / 06
14 Conference Techshare Middle East Qatar Center for Assistive Technology - ICT Qatar 2014 / 11 / 04 2014 / 11 / 05
15 Qatar International Exhibition of Electricity and lighting Ebhar for exhibitions and conferences 2014 / 11 / 05 2014 / 11 / 08
16 International Conference on Security and Human Rights Challenges in the Arab Region The National Commission for Human Rights 2014 / 11 / 05 2014 / 11 / 06
17 First Doha International Exhibition of lighting techniques, sound and image Al Ahmad Group 2014 / 11 / 06 2014 / 11 / 08
18 Qatar Classic Squash Championship Qatar Squash Federation 2014 / 11 / 07 2014 / 11 / 14
19 Unified GCC guest week Punishment and reform institutions 2014 / 11 / 08 2014 / 11 / 11
20 11th Arab Shooting Championship Qatar Shooting and Archery Federation 2014 / 11 / 08 2014 / 11 / 17
21 Arab Shooting Championship 2014 Qatar Shooting & Archery Associationn 2014 / 11 / 08 2014 / 11 / 17
22 Milipol Qatar Ministry of Interior - Milipol Qatar Committee 2014 / 11 / 10 2014 / 11 / 12
23 WAHO Conference Qatar 2014 Racing & Equestrian Club 2014 / 11 / 10 2014 / 11 / 18
24 Asian & Middle East Continental Race Championship 2014 Qatar Sailing Federation 2014 / 11 / 10 2014 / 11 / 15
25 The 11th ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications AICCA 2014 Qatar University 2014 / 11 / 10 2014 / 11 / 13
26 Qatar International Boat Show Al Mannai Events ( Snowcomms ) 2014 / 11 / 11 2014 / 11 / 15
27 Aspire for Sport Aspire 2014 / 11 / 12 2014 / 11 / 15
28 Fourth festival Gulf of Social Work Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs 2014 / 11 / 12 2014 / 11 / 23
29 Global Champions Tour Final 2014 - Equestrian Al Shaqab 2014 / 11 / 13 2014 / 11 / 15
30 World Championship for Powerboat Formula 1 Union Qatar Marine Sports 2014 / 11 / 13 2014 / 11 / 15
31 Qatar PSA World Open 2014 Qatar Squash Federation 2014 / 11 / 14 2014 / 11 / 21
32 ASPIRE4SPORT Congress and Expo. Aspire Zone 2014 / 11 / 16 2014 / 11 / 19
33 Gcc Under 10,12 and 16 year forTennis Qatar Tennis Federation 2014 / 11 / 17 2014 / 11 / 23
34 International Conference of the Association of Academic Advising World - NKADA - in the Middle East Qatar University 2014 / 11 / 19 2014 / 11 / 20
35 Powerboat World Championship Unlimited Hyderoblin Qatar Marine Sports 2014 / 11 / 20 2014 / 11 / 22
36 47th World Military Sailing Championship Military Sports Federation 2014 / 11 / 21 2014 / 11 / 30
37 Expo Conference and Exhibition Middle East Al Ahmad Group 2014 / 11 / 22 2014 / 11 / 24
38 QF Annual Research Forum Qatar Foundation 2014 / 11 / 23 2014 / 11 / 23
39 Qatar/Asian Junior Tennis Championship Qatar Tennis Federation 2014 / 11 / 24 2014 / 11 / 29
40 Joint conference between Qatar Central Bank and Euromoney Qatar Central Bank 2014 / 11 / 24 2014 / 11 / 25
41 The First Qatari Business Exhibition and Conference Gulf Marketing & Exhibitions 2014 / 11 / 25 2014 / 11 / 27
42 Money and Investment Exhibition Maraya Public Relations 2014 / 11 / 26 2014 / 11 / 29
43 14th Qatar Open Bowling Qatar Bowling Federation 2014 / 11 / 26 2014 / 12 / 02
44 Cosmoprof Gallery Art and Art Co. 2014 / 11 / 27 2014 / 11 / 30
45 Al Jazeera's Innovation Development Event Al Jazeera Network 2014 / 11 / 27 2014 / 11 / 29
46 3rd FINA World Aquatics Convention Qatar Swimming Association 2014 / 11 / 29 2014 / 12 / 01