Mesaieed

Mesaieed, also known as Umm Sa'id, is a major town and port on the Qatar peninsula. Similar to many cities across the country, Mesaieed was founded in 1949 as a tanker terminal, to help grow Qatar's oil industry. It was the only deep-sea port for over 20 years, which helped it grow as a centre of trade. Nearly the entire population of 15,000 works for Qatar Petroleum, who also have a monopoly over local services and schools.

Get in

Mesaieed mosque

The Route 109 bus (timetable) runs from Al Ghanim Bus Station in Doha to Mesaieed and back, with approximately half an hour frequency and one hour journey time to the town centre. There are different timetables for Saturday-Thursday and Fridays. Be aware that some 109 buses will terminate at the town of Al Wukair and will not reach Mesaieed. Also 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 Mesaieed highway signs out of Doha to the south-east, past the airport, and head towards the city on Mesaieed Road. The journey is about 40km, totalling 40 minutes.

Get around

See

There is little of interest in the town itself, apart from the fairly new Mesaieed Mosque; the attractions are the recreational opportunities nearby, particularly at Sealine Beach Resort (see listing below).

Do

Khor Al Udeid
Shoreline near Sealine Beach Resort

Buy

Sleep

Sealine Beach Resort

Go next

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