Al-Wakrah is a city in eastern Qatar, just south of Doha. The town has a history independent from that of the capital, but it has developed into a bedroom community of Doha.
By private car, you should follow the Al-Wakrah highway signs out of Doha to the south-east, past the airport. The journey is just under 20 km, equating to 25 minutes in good traffic.
The newly opened Doha Metro Red Line connects Doha to the northern edge of the city.
Al Wakrah Museumphone: +974 4464 3201address: Al Wakair RdHoused in an old fort built in the early 20th century, this small museum displays artifacts of marine life and local history. The museum is closed for refurbishment.
House of Sheikh Ghanim Bin Abdulrahman Al Thaniphone: +974 4429 1711 (Restoration Dept)It was built by a prominent local pearl trader in the early 20th century, and was fully restored in 2004. Open to visitors, just ask the security who will allow you to explore on your own.
Manaratain MosqueThe mosque was built in the 1940s on the site of earlier mosques, and while not particularly old was built with traditional construction of coral and rock with a baked mud roof. Non-Muslim visitors should refrain from entering, but can appreciate the building from the outside.
Dhow harborMuch of Qatar's fishing fleet is based here, and the harbor makes for a pleasant backdrop for walking.
Al Wakrah Family BeachHas toilets and showers, some shade and barbeque pits, and is completely surrounded by fencing. The water is shallow with sharp rocks; water shoes recommended.
Fishingaddress: Al Wakra HarbourWhile one gets to see the old harbor of the Al Wakra, which has been renovated to accommodate a huge number of traditional dhows and fishing dhows, fishing is one of the favorite past times of many enthusiasts here. The area is mostly filled with fishing enthusiasts who spend hours behind this, and if you are one, you too can join in the line and wait for your bite!
Ezdan Mall Wakraaddress: Al Wukair RdA multi-level shopping mall, with food court and children's theme park.
Grand Hypermarketaddress: Al WukairA hypermarket with almost all the required general amenities, including grocery, bakery, deli and hot food section. They also have a mini department store upstairs.
Fish marketA good place to pick up fish from the latest catch, which can be cooked for you on the spot.
phone: +974 4463 3737address: Mesaieed RdServiced apartments with free Wi-Fi and breakfast and onsite coffee shop.
- Al Wakra Hospital, Al Wukair Street, Al Wakra, managed by Hamad Medical Coporation
phone: +974 4464 4450address: Al Wakair StPrimary health center within Al Wakrah City.
Al Wakrah Park