Al Rayyan

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Welcome to Al Rayyan

Al Rayyan ( الريان; Ar Rayyan) is the third-largest municipality in the state of Qatar. It occupies the entire eastern section, largely covering Metropolitan Doha, and functions as a suburb. The vast expanse of mostly undeveloped lands in the southwest falls under the municipality's administration.

The city stems its name from the Arabic term "ray," which means "irrigation." Due to its low height, this name was vested upon it, allowing it to act as a flood plain and provide an upheld water supply to the numerous plants that grew within its boundaries.

Municipality    Al Rayyan

Five Municipalities Border Al Rayyan:

The west includes rural territories, farms, and open desert, and the east comprises the city of Al Rayyan, an urban offshoot of Metropolitan Doha's westward growth.Al Gharrafa is a district of Al Rayyan City. Also, a part of metropolitan Doha is being developed as a large-scale commercial hub for residents of northwest Doha, northern Al Rayyan, and southern Umm Salal.

Districts of Al Rayyan

Two main areas represent the city's historical center:

Old Al Rayyan الريان القديم

New Al Rayyan الريان الجديد

Other Districts of Al Rayyan City

Famous LandMarks in Al Rayyan

Oxygen Park

Oxygen Park was constructed over 1,30,000 sq meters, presenting a pleasant atmosphere to all its tourists. It is one of the ideal spots where people can jog, walk or even enjoy playing games like volleyball. Moreover, the architecture has been uplifted by nature to enlighten people about the value of healthy living. This park is one of the most suitable and pleasing places to spend time with friends and family. Additionally, people can even spend a day at the beaches in Doha.

Aspire Park

It is one of the biggest parks of Qatar and has an area of around 88 hectares. It is the best place to do many recreational activities and fanfare with your friends and family. There are artificial lakes that intensify the beauty to view the towering skyscrapers. You observe greenery all around that enhances the beauty of the park. It is in Doha, Qatar. It is open 24 hours with an entry fee of 498 QAR. You can go walking, jogging, and barbecuing.

Villaggio Mall

Villaggio Mall is a shopping mall in the Aspire Zone in the west end of Doha. It is located on Al Waab Street between the Hyatt Plaza and Sports City. To the surprise, the mall has over 200 stores, including many famous brands in the U.S., U.K., Italian and German markets. Inside, the interiors are Italianate-themed, both as an Italian hill town and a 150-meter long indoor canal with gondolas.

Gondolania Theme Park

The mall contains the Gondolania Theme Park, an indoor theme park that includes the Gondolania Ice Rink, one of two ice hockey rinks in Qatar, the home of the Qatar Ice Hockey League, and the regional Desert Cup tournament. It is the only Olympic-size rink in Qatar. Also included are a ten-pin bowling center and a roller coaster.

Aspire Zone has Doha's tallest structure; the Aspire Tower, bordering Villaggio Mall, is the most popular mall in Qatar. The complex is a significant feature of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Aspire Zone, also called Doha Sports City, is a 250-hectare (2.5 km2) sporting complex located in the Baaya district of Doha, Qatar, owned by the Aspire Zone Foundation.


Khalifa International Stadium

It is also known as National Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Doha,

Education City. Developed by the Qatar Foundation, the 12 square kilometers property houses various educational facilities, including satellite campuses of eight international universities.

Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP)

It supports international technology companies and technology businesses.

Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development

According to the Qatar Foundation, its ambitions are training in education, science and research, and community development. It promotes international universities to establish campuses in Qatar to maintain a knowledge economy.

2022 FIFA World Cup Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar

Education City Stadium - capacity of 45,350

Ahmad bin Ali Stadium - capacity 44,740

Khalifa International Stadium - capacity 40,000

Ahmad bin Ali Stadium - capacity 44,740

Al Rayyan is famous for its love of traditions and local culture and its hugely popular football team, Al Rayyan Sports Club. The close-knit community is dedicated to the team, whose new stadium will host up to 44,470 fans at FIFA World Cup 2022 football. Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium is built on the site of a forum with the same name and includes symbols of Qatari culture in its stunning undulating façade. The stadium's structures also reflect the country, with sand dune-shaped designs reflecting the beautiful wildlands to the west. Further, Al Rayyan welcomes football fans from around the world with happiness, keen to show them the rich culture of Qatar.

Quick Facts About Ar Rayyan

Ar Rayyan city is located on the east coast of the Qatar Peninsula in the Persian Gulf. Ar Rayyan's latitude and longitude are 25.2862° N and 51.4204° E. The estimated population of Ar Rayyan city is 6.06 lakhs residents as of 2018, in an area of more than 11.9 square kilometers (4.6 square miles).

Al Gharrafa, Al Maqran, Mebaireek

Places to Visit in Ar Rayyan

Top Attractions in Ar Rayyan are

  1. Museum of Islamic Art
  2. Doha Corniche
  3. The Pearl Qatar
  4. Imam Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab Mosque
  5. Katara Cultural Village
  6. National Museum of Qatar
  7. Oxygen Park
  8. Aqua Park Qatar
  9. Snowy Dunes
  10. Education City Mosque.

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