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Al Waab

Al Waab

Aerial view of Al Waab in 2018.
Aerial view of Al Waab in 2018.
Al Waab is located in Qatar
Al Waab
Al Waab
Al Waab
Coordinates: 25°15′32″N 51°28′3″E / 25.25889°N 51.46750°E / 25.25889; 51.46750
Country Qatar
MunicipalityAl Rayyan
ZoneZone 55
District no.83
 • Total4.6 km2 (1.8 sq mi)
Elevation23 m (75 ft)

Al Waab (Arabic: الوعب‎, romanizedAl Wa‘b) is a district situated between the municipalities of Doha and Al Rayyan in Qatar. The district has witnessed tremendous growth beginning in the mid-1990s, resulting in the construction of numerous residential compounds to house expatriates, villas, and commercial and medical developments. It is a district of Al Rayyan City, which, in turn, is a part of Metropolitan Doha.[3]


The Arabic word waab translates to "vast area that accommodates things". It was given this name for its greenery, level topography and fertile soil.[4]


Key locations in the district include the Doha Sports City, home to many of the venues of the 2006 Asian Games, Qatar's tallest structure, Aspire Tower and Qatar's largest stadium, Khalifa Stadium, as well as one of Qatar's most popular malls, Villagio Mall, themed after the Italian city of Venice.


The district features a number of schools, including the Doha College, American School of Doha, and Doha Academy.[5][6] Other schools include:

Name of School Curriculum Grade Genders Official Website Ref
Al Noor Language Kindergarten International Kindergarten Both N/A [7]
Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire - Al Waab branch International Primary – Secondary Both Official website [8]
Newton International School - Al Waab branch International Kindergarten – Secondary Male-only Official website [9]


Al Waab (in green) vs Khyber in Qatar's amateur football league.

Currently, the district is represented by the Al Waab FC, a football club competing in the QFA-sanctioned Qatar Amateur League. The club won the inaugural league title in 2014, having dominated the competition since the early stages.[10] Their colors are green and white.


Currently, the underground Al Waab Station is under construction, having been launched during Phase 1. Once completed, it will be part of Doha Metro's Gold Line.[11]


Al Waab City, a real estate development currently being constructed in the district, is set to add 639 villas, 1,293 apartments, and 425 hotel rooms to the district. It is planned to accommodate over 8,000 people.[12] Furthermore, a number of roadside retail centres have been constructed parallel to Salwa Road, the highway linking Doha to the south of the country and Saudi Arabia.


  1. ^ "District Area Map". Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Al Waab, Zone 55, Qatar on the Elevation Map". Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Al Rayyan Municipality: Vision and Development Strategy" (PDF). Ministry of Municipality and Environment. December 2017. p. 15. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  4. ^ Heba Fahmy (4 April 2015). "What's in a name? The meanings of Qatar districts, explained". Doha News. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Horrible Histories will perform at the Doha College Al Waab campus on 27th November". Events Doha. Archived from the original on 21 January 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Contact us". American School of Doha. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Al Noor Language Kindergarten". Supreme Education Council. Archived from the original on 22 July 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire - Al Waab". Supreme Education Council. Archived from the original on 21 July 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Newton British School". Supreme Education Council. Archived from the original on 21 July 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  10. ^ "Al Waab clinch amateur league title". Qatar Football Association. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  11. ^ "QAR Metro". Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  12. ^ "About Al Waab City". Al Waab City. Archived from the original on 4 July 2015. Retrieved 13 March 2015.