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Al Wakrah

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Al Wakrah is a city and municipality of Qatar located halfway between Ad Dawhah and Mesaieed municipalities. Al Wakrah's eastern edge is the shores of the Persian Gulf. Originally al wakra was a tiny fishing and pearling village. Now it has evolved into a small town with a population of more than 30,000 and it is considered to be one of the major cities in Qatar. Hassan Abbas Hassan Abdurahim is the current al wakra represantator and member in the Central Municipal Council who was elected in 2011 for the second time where al Wakra is known as the 9th area of the council.

The city of Al Wakra, Qatar was Founded by Al Khater family, and that by the Islamic Group Ali Bin Nasser Al Nasser Al Buainin which Malbut he led his tribe in a mass exodus from Al Wakra to Abu Dhabi in 1254 AH / 1838, of this city is abandoned entirely until they return to it in 1258 AH / in 1842 from the island of Kish . Still lives in Al Wakra a lot of tribal members.

In 17/7/1972, Resolution No.11/1972 AD on the creation of the municipalities of Ar Rayyan, Al-Wakrah, Al Khawr and Dhekra, Madinat ash Shamal, and Umm Salal issued. This law identified Al-Wakrah Municipality as having legal personality, working and using best means to ensure the urban development of Al-Wakrah city and its suburbs. The Municipal board has a president and four members. The current president of the Municipal board is Hamdan Ben Khalifa Busherbal al-Mansouri. The municipality is four section and they are: Financial and Administrative Affairs Section, Health Affairs Section, General Affairs Section and the Technical Affairs Section.

How to reach

About five miles south of the outskirts of Doha.

Fishing and former pearl centre Al Wakra is just ten minutes from Doha, and is fast becoming a repository for Doha workers fleeing the outrageous rental prices that exist in the capital city. This leads to some vicious traffic jams, with commuters competing with Qatar's never ending stream of trucks and lorries.

Places to visit

Al Wakra Museum:
The Al Wakra Museum, is situated in Al Wakra city which is around 17km from Doha. This is one of the most popular Qatar attraction highlights country's spectacular architecture.

Al Wakra Museum, Qatar is located in the middle of Doha and Umm Said. The city was originally a small fishing town. Today it is one of the most famous tourists spot in the region. The museum is in town's old forts.

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