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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 Aspire for Sport Aspire Zone 2015 / 03 / 00 2015 / 03 / 00
2 10th Qatar Junior Open Squash Championship 2014 Qatar Squash Federation 2015 / 03 / 01 2015 / 03 / 05
3 2nd Qatar Asian Junior Tournament U/14 for Tennis Qatar Tennis Federation 2015 / 03 / 02 2015 / 03 / 06
4 CHI Al Shaqab (Equestrian) Al Shaqab 2015 / 03 / 02 2015 / 03 / 07
5 Entrepreneurship in Economic Development Qatar University - Interactive business network 2015 / 03 / 02 2015 / 03 / 03
6 Arab Archery Championship Qatar Shooting & Archery Association 2015 / 03 / 04 2015 / 03 / 09
7 GCC Under 10 years forTennis Qatar Tennis Federation 2015 / 03 / 05 2015 / 03 / 07
8 World Championship for Jet Ski Qatar Marine Sports 2015 / 03 / 05 2015 / 03 / 07
9 10th Doha Junior Open Squash Championship 2014 Qatar Squash Federation 2015 / 03 / 06 2015 / 03 / 10
10 1st Qatar International Taekwondo Open Qatar Taekwondo & Judo Federation 2015 / 03 / 06 2015 / 03 / 10
11 World Schools Championship Tennis Qatar 2015 Qatar School Sport Association 2015 / 03 / 08 2015 / 03 / 15
12 Tasmeem Design Festival VCUQatar 2015 / 03 / 08 2015 / 03 / 12
13 World Cup Formula 1 Qatar Marine Sports 2015 / 03 / 09 2015 / 03 / 11
14 Gulf cast conference Aluminum Qatar 2015 / 03 / 09 2015 / 03 / 11
15 Ear, nose and throat Hamad Medical Corporation 2015 / 03 / 09 2015 / 03 / 11
16 Small and Medium Enterprises Conference Qatar Chamber 2015 / 03 / 10 2015 / 03 / 11
17 Meed Projects Grand Hayatt Hotel 2015 / 03 / 10 2015 / 03 / 09
18 World Championship for Powerboat Formula 1 Qatar Marine Sports 2015 / 03 / 12 2015 / 03 / 14
19 Empower Youth Conferemce ROTA 2015 / 03 / 12 2015 / 03 / 14
20 Qatar International Islamic Triathlon 2015 Qatar Olympic Committee 2015 / 03 / 13 2015 / 03 / 13
21 Instetute of International Finance Qatar National Bank 2015 / 03 / 14 2015 / 03 / 16
22 Ismaeel Azzam Exhibition Opening Qatar Museums Authority 2015 / 03 / 14 2015 / 03 / 14
23 International Friendly Tournament U22 for Football Qatar Football Association 2015 / 03 / 15 2015 / 03 / 25
24 Fourth International Conference on Scientific Research Katara 2015 / 03 / 15 2015 / 03 / 17
25 Wael Shaeki Exhibition Opening Qatar Museums Authority 2015 / 03 / 15 2015 / 03 / 15
26 International New Yourk Times Conference Qatar Museums Authority 2015 / 03 / 15 2015 / 03 / 15
27 Preparatory Meeting for the agents of the Ministry of Awqaf Ministry of Awqaf 2015 / 03 / 15 2015 / 03 / 16
28 1st Qatar ITF Open Qatar Tennis Federation 2015 / 03 / 16 2015 / 03 / 21
29 Seminar on "freedom of opinion and expression in the Arab world - reality and ambition" on the occasion of today's Arab Human Rights National Humen Rights Committes 2015 / 03 / 16 2015 / 03 / 17
30 Sixth Conference of the Gulf of Nuclear Medicine Hamd Medical Corporation 2015 / 03 / 17 2015 / 03 / 19
31 Final Schools Olympic Program - Girle Qatar Olympic Committee Qatar School Sports Federation 2015 / 03 / 19 2015 / 03 / 19
32 Final Schools Olympic Program - Boy Qatar Olympic Committee Qatar School Sports Federation 2015 / 03 / 20 2015 / 03 / 20
33 Geriatrics Conference Hamad Medical Corporation 2015 / 03 / 21 2015 / 03 / 23
34 Honoring the winners in the field (Prize martyr Ali Hassan al-Jaber) National Humen Rights Committes 2015 / 03 / 22 2015 / 03 / 22
35 2nd Qatar ITF Open Qatar Tennis Federation 2015 / 03 / 23 2015 / 03 / 27
36 The 10th International conference Center for Islamic Economics and Finance 2015 / 03 / 23 2015 / 03 / 25
37 Beach Soccer World Cup Championship Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy 2015 / 03 / 23 2015 / 03 / 28
38 Qatar International Food Festival Qatar Museums Authority 2015 / 03 / 24 2015 / 03 / 28
39 Qatar Food Festival Qatar Tourism Authority 2015 / 03 / 24 2015 / 03 / 28
40 Fourth Meeting of the Committee of the Ministry of e-government ICT QATAR 2015 / 03 / 24 2015 / 03 / 24
41 8th FIG ART Gymnastics World Challenge Cup Qatar Gymnastics Federation 2015 / 03 / 25 2015 / 03 / 27
42 The 2nd GCC women handball Tournament Qatar Woman's Sport Committee 2015 / 03 / 26 2015 / 04 / 01
43 Twelfth Meeting of the Committee of Heads of financial markets for GCC Qatar Financial Markets 2015 / 03 / 26 2015 / 03 / 26
44 Meeting (46) of the Commission Agents Ministries of Finance and Economy of the (GCC) Ministry of Finance 2015 / 03 / 30 2015 / 03 / 31