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Placed between the municipalities of Ad Dawhah and Mesaieed is the city and municipality of Al Wakrah. Located just south of Doha, Al Wakrah has always maintained its own charm and soul. However, lately Al Wakrah has become the bedroom community of Doha. ...more

Waqra, Qatar

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Placed between the municipalities of Ad Dawhah and Mesaieed is the city and municipality of Al Wakrah. Located just south of Doha, Al Wakrah has always maintained its own charm and soul. However, lately Al Wakrah has become the bedroom community of Doha. There are a plethora of halal restaurants and mosques in Al Wakrah making it a suitable destination for enjoying halal holidays. Al Wakrah is undergoing a lot of renovation to become a favorable travel destination in Qatar. Several new developments have been planned in the city and several of them are already functional.

Al Wakrah is a beautiful and serene city located just a few kilometers south of Doha. The corniche area of Al Wakrah is quite picturesque and also features a few parks that give visitors a nice place to relax and enjoy the beautiful views. The dhow harbor in Al Wakrah is a good place to visit and walk around. The Al Wakrah Family Beach is also a good destination to enjoy some family time.

Those who wish to know more about the history of Al Wakrah should visit the Al Wakrah Museum. The museum is located inside an old fort and has several items relating to local history and the marine life. The House of Sheikh Ghanim Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani is a majestic house dating to early 20th century and is quite good to visit. The Manaratain Mosque is a mosque dating to the mid-20th century. The mosque has been built using traditional items like coral, sun-baked mud and rocks.

The Al Wakrah Mall is the best place for shopping in Al Wakrah. It is a multi-level mall with several shops and a food court. The mall also features a children’s theme park. There are a number of small shops, markets and boutiques around the city where visitosr can find a variety of items.

Nearby Airports

The nearest airport to Al Wakrah is the Doha International Airport. From the airport visitors can take taxis to reach Al Wakrah. There are also regular buses available from the Al Ghanim Bus Station in Doha to Al Wakrah.

Halal Restaurants

There are several halal restaurants in Al Wakrah. Visitors to Al Wakrah can dine without any worry as all the restaurants in the area serve halal food. Some of the best restauarnts to dine in Al Wakrah include Biryani Hut, Hardees, Al Mandarine, Royal Palace, Zaman Al Khair Restaurant, Hot Chicken, etc.

Mosques

There are numerous mosques in Al Wakrah. The Manaratain Mosque is one of the prominent mosques in the city. Other mosques include the Al Wakra Grand Mosque, Al Wakrah Port Mosque, etc.

Things to Do and See in Waqra

  • Al Wakrah Museum
  • Al Wakrah Family Beach
  • House of Sheikh Ghanim Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani
  • Dhow harbor
  • Manaratain Mosque
  • Al Wakra corniche
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