Major Cities in Qatar

  • Doha:

    The capital city, is situated on a calm bay halfway along the East Coast of the Qatar peninsula. It is inhabited by 83% of the population in both Doha and Rayan suburb. Doha is the commercial and cultural center of the country.

    

  • Al Wakrah:
    A coastal small town situated half way between Doha and Mesaieed, A Wakrah is a thriving commercial and fishing centre. It is famous for its picturesque mosques, its booming fishing harbor and its traditional houses that reflect the old Islamic architectural style. 

    

  • Alkhor:
    Lies north of Qatar, 57km north of Doha. Until the early 1940s of the past century the town used to be a thriving port and pearl fishing center. Despite that other trades have started to replace those trades, the town teems with relics that testify to the town's venerable history. Its fine mosques, its museum that houses valuable archeological pieces and acquisitions and its historical towers are some examples of those relics. 

    

  • Ras Laffan:
    This 40 sq. km estate, which lies 85 km north of Doha, is the other purpose-built industrial city in the country. With the largest gas exportation seaport and gas liquefaction plants in the Gulf region, it is considered one of the biggest industrial cities in the world. 

    


  • Mesaieed:

    It's situated south east of the country. It is the center for heavy industry with a major seaport for oil explortation and a commercial seaport. 


    



  • Dukhan:

    It was developed following the discovery of oil in the surrounding fields.

    

  • Madinat Al-Shamal:
    It's a modern town functioning as an administrative center for a number of coastal villages north of the country.

    

  • Shahaniya:
    It's situated 60km west of Doha and has a purpose-built camel racetrack. It is famous for camel races. 
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