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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 October 2014
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1 Eleventh Conference of the tax authorities for Islamic Countries Ministry of Economy & Finance - Public Revenue and Tax Department 2014 / 10 / 00 2014 / 10 / 00
2 4th Sail Qatar Regatta Qatar Sailing and Rowing Federation 2014 / 10 / 01 2014 / 10 / 05
3 Doha International Exhibition for Hunting and Equestrian Ahmad Group 2014 / 10 / 02 2014 / 10 / 04
4 AFC-U16 Women's championship Qatar Woman's Sport Committee 2014 / 10 / 06 2014 / 10 / 12
5 31st IASP World Conference on Science & Technology Parks 2014 Qatar Science & Technology Park 2014 / 10 / 19 2014 / 10 / 22
6 Conference on prevention of sudden death in elite athletes Aspetar 2014 / 10 / 20 2014 / 10 / 21
7 Arab Juniors U17 Cup for football Qatar Football Association 2014 / 10 / 20 2014 / 11 / 10
8 Asian Cricket Council Under - 16 Tournament Qatar Cricket Association 2014 / 10 / 20 2014 / 10 / 31
9 2nd GCC Beach Game Qatar Olympic Committee 2014 / 10 / 20 2014 / 10 / 26
10 Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival Aljazeera Net 2014 / 10 / 23 2014 / 10 / 26
11 GCC Sport and Environment Conference (3) Qatar Olympic Committee 2014 / 10 / 23 2014 / 10 / 24
12 The second seminar of Emergency Medicine Hamad Medical Corporation 2014 / 10 / 25 2014 / 10 / 25
13 Second Conference of the anti-shisha Hamad Medical Corporation 2014 / 10 / 25 2014 / 10 / 27
14 Conference of Breast Cancer Hamad Midical Corporation 2014 / 10 / 25 2014 / 10 / 25
15 Fourth International Conference on gas processing Research Qatar University 2014 / 10 / 26 2014 / 10 / 27
16 Arab 26th Squash Championship (Juniors u13, u17 & Open) Qatar Squash Federation 2014 / 10 / 27 2014 / 11 / 02
17 A joint conference in the Islamic Financial Services Board and the Financial Stability Institute and the Bank for International Settlements Qatar Central Bank 2014 / 10 / 28 2014 / 10 / 28
18 Qatar Charity Humanitarian Forum Qatar Charity 2014 / 10 / 29 2014 / 10 / 31
19 Internal Medicine Conference Hamd Medical Corporation 2014 / 10 / 30 2014 / 11 / 01