Al Wakrah

Shell Roundabout in Al-Wakrah

Al-Wakrah is a city in eastern Qatar, just south of Doha. The town has a history independent from that of the capital, but in recent times has developed into a bedroom community of Doha.

Get in

The Route 109 and 119 buses (timetable) pass through the Al Wakrah. Both leave from Al Ghanim Bus Station in Doha, with the 109 heading towards Mesaieed or Al-Wukair, and the 119 terminating in Al-Wakra. The frequency of both routes combined is about 5-20 minutes, with the journey time to the town centre being half an hour. There are different timetables for Saturday-Thursday and Fridays. Be warned that buses can be affected by service changes and disruptions, so it is recommended you call Mowasalat to confirm first on +974 4458 8888.

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 20km, equating to 25 minutes in good traffic.


Abdulrahman bin Jassim Fort, home of the Al Wakrah Museum
Dhow on Al Wakrah beach





Stay healthy

HMC operates an emergency department at its local medical clinic here.


Free Wi-Fi is available outdoors in   Al Wakrah Park.

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