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Al Dafna (Arabic: الدفنة) is a seaside district of the Qatari capital Doha located on the Persian Gulf. The district is currently rapidly developing into a central business district, and since the late 1990s dozens of skyscrapers have risen in the district, with over fifty more planned. The district is also home to the City Center mall, one of the Middle East's largest malls.
The district was literally created in the mid-1980s following a massive land reclamation project along Doha's coastline, and started to develop in the mid-1990s. Today, Al Dafna is rapidly becoming Doha's new downtown district, and with the massive amount of recent development towards the north of Doha, it is also rapidly becoming the new centre of the city.
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