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|• Total||176 km2 (68 sq mi)|
|• Density||56/km2 (150/sq mi)|
|Time zone||East Africa Time (UTC+03)|
|ISO 3166 code||QA|
Mesaieed (Arabic: مسيعيد, also transliterated as Musay'id and Umm Sa'id) is a municipality in the State of Qatar, approximately 50 kilometres (31 mi) south of Doha. Its capital is also called Mesaieed.
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Mesaieed is located approximately 50 kilometres (31 mi) south of Qatar's capital, Doha. To the east and south, Mesaieed borders the Persian Gulf. On land, to the north and west, Mesaieed borders Al Wakrah Municipality. It is a part of the area marked in red in the attached map. The population of Mesaieed is approximately 5,769.
Mesaieed was established in 1949 as a tanker terminal by Qatar Petroleum on a previously uninhabited site along the coast. It was the only deepwater port in Qatar for more than 20 years. As a municipality it was created in 1997 and is not assigned an ISO 3166-2 code.
Mesaieed is an industrial city and is managed by Mesaieed Industrial City, a subsidiary of Qatar Petroleum. All the industry concentrated in the city constitutes the core of Qatar's industry. The city houses the main plants and the family accommodations of the following companies:
- Qatar Petroleum
- QP Refinery
- Qatar Lubricants Co.
- Qatar Fertiliser Co. (QAFCO)
- Qatar Fuel Additives Co. (QAFAC)
- Qatar Petrochemical Co. (QAPCO)
- Qatar Steel Co. (Qatar Steel)
- Qatar Vinyl Co. (QVC)
- Qatar Chemicals Co. (Q-Chem)
- Qatar Aluminium (Qatalum)
- Mesaieed port authority
- Container terminal CT7
Sports and tourism
There is a beach and a resort south of Mesaieed. It has windy sand dunes - however, intense heat during portions of the year mean that, during the summer for example, it can be rare to observe the actual use of ATV entertainment provided nearby.
The desert played host to the Endurance competition in the 2006 Asian Games.
There are also some recreation centres in Mesaieed to cater for the company workers.
A 18000 seater stadium will be built for the World Cup 2022 2 km North of the settlement.
Al Banush Club
It is owned by QAFCO, and is mainly used by the senior staff of QAFCO. It is the largest club in the city and has many facilities including a main hall, a football ground, tennis and basketball courts, a swimming pool and restaurants. The annual QAFCO flower and vegetable show is held here. A cricket field is located near the club.
It is owned by QAPCO. It is one of the largest clubs in the city. Its facilities include: a football ground, basketball, tennis, badminton and table tennis facilities, a swimming pool and a restaurant.
QP Golf Club
Shopping and services
Mesaieed city has a shopping centre which houses a department store, an electronics store, optical stores, a Q-Tel centre, a branch of the Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), two ATMs, some offices and an ICT shop which also houses an internet café. The shopping centre was completed in 2004 and officially opened by the Minister of Energy and Chairman of Qatar Petroleum, Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah in March 2006.
Besides QIB, there are four other banks: Doha Bank, Qatar National Bank (QNB), Commercial Bank Qatar (CBQ) and The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corp. (HSBC). HSBC is located inside a state-of-the-art post office (the second largest in Qatar).
Adjacent to the shopping centre is a large souq or market. There are all sorts of shops in it like textile shops, supermarkets, groceries, hair-cutting saloons, laundry shops, restaurants, cafés and ICT shops. Most notable, there is a Shoprite.
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|Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Mesaieed.|