Qatar is a peninsular Arab country whose terrain comprises arid desert and a long Persian (Arab) Gulf shoreline of beaches and dunes.

Also on the coast is the capital, Doha, known for its futuristic skyscrapers and other ultramodern architecture inspired by ancient Islamic design.

Such as the limestone Museum of Islamic Art. The museum sits on the city’s Corniche waterfront promenade.

1. Al Khor

Al Khor

Al Khor is a coastal city in northern Qatar, located 50 kilometres north of the capital, Doha.

It is the capital city of the municipality of Al Khor.

The name of the city means creek in Arabic as the town is located on a creek.

Al Khor is home to many employees of the oil industry due to its proximity to Qatar’s northern oil and natural gas fields, and due to its proximity to the Ras Laffan Industrial City.

2. Al Rayyan

Al Rayyan

Al-Rayyan – also known as Ar Rayyan – is the largest municipality in the state of Qatar.

Al Rayyan means the source of irrigation and as per Islam, it also means a door in heaven or one of the gates of Paradise.

Its primary settlement is the town of the same name, which largely hugs Doha city and functions as a suburb, with vast expanse of undeveloped lands administered by the municipality.

Al-Rayyan is bordered by the following municipalities: Al Khor – north Umm Salal – northeast Doha – east wl Walkrah – southeast.

3. Al Wakrah

Al Wakrah

Al-Wakrah is the capital city of th eWl Wakrah Municipality in Qatar.

Al Wakrah’s eastern edge is the shores of the Persian Gulf.

Governed by Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, it was originally a small fishing and pearing village.

Over the years, it evolved inot a big town with a population of more than 30,000 and is considered to be one of the major cities in Qatar.

4. Doha


Doha, capital of the peninsular Persian Gulf country Qatar – is a modern city on Doha Bay.

Ringing its downtown waterfront are numerous parks and the Corniche Promenade.

On a man-made island, the I.M. Pei-designed Museum of Islamic Art houses an extensive collection from across the Muslim world.

At Souq Waqif, a traditional market, vendors offer goods like clothing, crafts and spices.

5. Dukhan


Dukhan is a city in the western municipality of Al Rayyan in the State of Qatar.

It is approximately 60 kilometres west of the capital, Doha.

Dukhan is administered by Qatar’s state oil regency Qatar Petroleum and is the site of the first oil discovery in Qatar.

All the industrial operations inside the city are administered by the Dukhan Operations Department.

A special permit from Qatar Petroleum, in the form of a Dukhan entry gate pass, is required for entry to the city.

A four-lane motorway connects Doha with Dukhan.

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