Al Shahaniyah

Al Shahaniyah (alternatively Al Sheehaniya) is a town in central Qatar, out to the west of Doha, in the Al Rayyan municipality.

Understand

Get in

By bus

The Route 104 and 104A bus (timetable) towards Dukhan passes through the town. There are departures approximately every hour from the Doha Al Ghanim Bus Station, with the journey taking just under an hour. Be aware that there a different timetables for Saturday-Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and that service changes and disruptions can occur. It is recommended you call Mowasalat on +974 4458 8888 to confirm timetables.

By car

Located on the Dukhan Highway (Q3), about a half-hour drive west of Doha.

Get around

To follow the camel races or to explore the area, it's best to have your own vehicle.

See

Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum
The magnificent private collection was acceded to Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani by his father, Sheikh Qassim bin Faisal. The 5,000-sqm building contains more than 3,000 unique pieces, including ancient Islamic manuscripts, major archaeological findings, metal objects, textiles, carpets, embroidery and antique furniture. There is also a comprehensive and fascinating collection of historic cars, including a 19th century steam vehicle. Plan on spending about 2.5-3 hours, and bring snacks and water as there is no café. Free.

Do

Camel race track

Eat

Sleep

There is no accommodation available in Al Shahaniyah, so it is best to visit as a day-trip from Doha.

Stay healthy

HMC operates an emergency department at its local clinic here.

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