Al Waab

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Al Waab
Al Waab is located in Qatar
Al Waab
Al Waab
Al Waab
Coordinates: 25°15′32″N 51°28′3″E / 25.25889°N 51.46750°E / 25.25889; 51.46750Coordinates: 25°15′32″N 51°28′3″E / 25.25889°N 51.46750°E / 25.25889; 51.46750
Country Qatar
Municipality Doha

Al Waab is a settlement situated between the municipalities of Doha and Al Rayyan in Qatar. The settlement has witnessed tremendous growth beginning in the mid-1990s, resulting in the construction of numerous residential compounds to house expatriates, villas, and commercial and medical developments.


The Arabic word waab translates to "vast area that accommodates things". It was given this name for its greenery, level topography and fertile soil.[1]


Key locations in the settlement include the Doha Sports City, home to many of the venues of the 2006 Asian Games, Qatar's largest structure, Aspire Tower and Qatar's largest stadium, Khalifa Stadium, as well as Qatar's largest and most famous mall, Villagio Mall, themed after the Italian city of Venice.


The settlement features a number of schools, including the Doha College, American School of Doha, and Doha Academy.[2][3] Other schools include:

Name of School Curriculum Grade Genders Official Website Ref
Al Noor Language Kindergarten International Kindergarten Both N/A [4]
Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire - Al Waab branch International Primary – Secondary Both Official website [5]
Newton International School - Al Waab branch International Kindergarten – Secondary Male-only Official website [6]


Al Waab (in green) vs Khyber in Qatar's amateur football league.

Currently, the settlement is represented by the Al Waab FC, a football club competing in the QFA-sanctioned Qatar Amateur League. The club won the inaugural league title in 2014, having dominated the competition since the early stages.[7] Their colors are green and white.


Al Waab City, a real estate development currently being constructed in the settlement, is set to add 639 villas, 1,293 apartments, and 425 hotel rooms to the settlement. It is planned to accommodate over 8,000 people.[8] Furthermore, a number of roadside retail centres have been constructed parallel to Salwa Road, the highway linking Doha to the south of the country and Saudi Arabia.


  1. ^ Heba Fahmy (4 April 2015). "What's in a name? The meanings of Qatar districts, explained". Doha News. Retrieved 17 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Horrible Histories will perform at the Doha College Al Waab campus on 27th November". Events Doha. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Contact us". American School of Doha. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Al Noor Language Kindergarten". Supreme Education Council. Retrieved 18 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire - Al Waab". Supreme Education Council. Retrieved 18 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Newton British School". Supreme Education Council. Retrieved 18 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "Al Waab clinch amateur league title". Qatar Football Association. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "About Al Waab City". Al Waab City. Archived from the original on 4 July 2015. Retrieved 13 March 2015.