Qatar Captial City
Doha is the capital of Qatar. It is the Qatar's largest city and the economic center of the country. The city of Doha founded in 1850 under the name Al-Bida, is considered as the most beautiful city in Qatar. The city became the capital of the British protectorate of Qatar in 1916. Even after its independence in 1971, the capital remained the same.
Oil export, which began in 1949, is the main source of income of the city. Being the economical center of Qatar, Doha holds much of the nation's oil and natural gas wealth. As a whole, the nation produces over 800,000 barrels of oil daily. Doha is also home to the headquarters of the country's largest oil and gas companies.
Area & Location :
Lies in the Ad Dawhah municipality, Doha is located at 25.3º Latitude North and 51.5333º Longitude East on the Persian Gulf. The city, which covers a total area of 132 sq. km.
Tourist Attractions :
Being a developed city, tourists often visit here. Getting ready to host the Asian Games, it is expecting more tourists in the coming days.
Doha International Airport serves the city and is the main medium available for the tourists to access the city. Doha port is mainly used to conduct trade. Buses and taxis are the other means of transport in the city.
Doha, being the economic center of the country, is frequently visited by many business people from various parts of the world. They most often refresh themselves in the hotels in Doha, which provides neat and tidy environment and lip smacking dishes. These hotels also avail them with all amenities according to their demands. Al Bustan Hotel, Four Seasons Hotel, Grand Regency Hotel, Intercontinental Hotel, Mariott Hotel, Mercure Grand Hotel, Merweb Hotel, Movenpick Hotel, Hotel Oasis, Ramada Hotel, Regency Hotel and Ritz Carlton are the hotels that offer tailor made reception to its guests.
Places of Attraction :
The city known for number of stadiums has been chosen as the right place to hold the 2006 Asian Games. Al Ahli stadiums, Al Gharrafah Stadium, Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Grand Hamad Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium - main venue for the 2006 Asian Games, Khalifa Tennis stadiums and Qatar Sports Club Stadium are the main stadiums that the city possesses. It also has many clubs like Rugby Club, Sailing club etc that hold special events such as games and sailing through the sea. Al Bida Park that houses various shops, food joints and sports enclosures is a known picnic spot in the city. The Ethnographic Museum that tells the history of both the city and the country and Qatar National Museum that preserve numerous national treasures and artifacts are the places visited by tourists while on their visit to the city. Doha Fort where traditional paintings and other artworks of Qatar are kept, Palm Tree Island, the Entertainment City, Doha Zoo, Al-Rumaila Park and the Dahl El-Hamam Public Park lure the visitors.