Industrial Area (Doha)

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Industrial Area

الدوحة المنطقة الصناعية
Street 41 in the Doha Industrial Area
Street 41 in the Doha Industrial Area
Industrial Area is located in Qatar
Industrial Area
Industrial Area
Coordinates: 25°10′3″N 51°26′22″E / 25.16750°N 51.43944°E / 25.16750; 51.43944Coordinates: 25°10′3″N 51°26′22″E / 25.16750°N 51.43944°E / 25.16750; 51.43944
CountryQatar Qatar
MunicipalityAd-Dawhah
Area
 • Total32.1 km2 (12.4 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total261,401
 • Density8,100/km2 (21,000/sq mi)
Street 1 serves as the main bus terminus of the Industrial Area
A gas station in the Industrial Area

The Doha Industrial Area (Arabic: الدوحة المنطقة الصناعية‎, romanizedAd-Dawḥah al-Minṭaqat aṣ-Ṣinā'yah) is a district of Doha Municipality, Qatar.[1] It was previously a part of the Al Rayyan Municipality, which now geographically separates it from rest of Doha Municipality.[2] The majority of the area's workers reside in adjacent Labour City.

A municipal office for Doha Municipality is found in the district.[3]

Asian Town[edit]

Asian Town is a major commercial complex in the Industrial Area. Formerly known as West End Park, it contains many amenities for the district, such as West End Park International Cricket Stadium, an amphitheater, a large shopping mall and three cinema halls.[4] It was built to cater towards the large Asian expatriate population from South Asia and Southeast Asia in Qatar, particularly the Indian,Bangladeshi Pakistani, Nepali and Filipino communities.[5][6]

Healthcare[edit]

Hazm Mebaireek General Hospital, centrally located in the district, received its first outpatients in September 2018.[7] In December 2018, the hospital was officially opened to the public.[8]

Public Transport[edit]

Barwa Commercial Ave. in the Industrial Area. Barwa Commercial Ave. is an 8 km-long commercial hub located along East Industrial Road.[9]

Bus[edit]

Mowasalat is the official transport company in Qatar and serves the community through its operation of public bus routes. As the most populous area located outside of downtown Doha, the Industrial Area is served by six bus lines, four of which depart from Al Ghanim Bus Station and two of which depart at the Karwa Bus Station. Furthermore, there is a bus station in Asian Town which serves as the station of departure for six daily routes.[10]

  • Al Ghanim Bus Station departures (all routes from this station terminate at Street 1 in the Industrial Area)
    • Route 32
    • Route 33
      • Stops at Salwa Road
      • Runs every 20 minutes
    • Route 33A
      • Stops at Salwa Road and Ain Khaled
      • Runs every 30 minutes
    • Route 33C
      • Stops at Salwa Road and the Criminal Evidences and Information Department (CEID)
      • Runs every 30 minutes[10][11]
  • Karwa Bus Station departures (circular routes)
    • Routes 61 and 81 are identical
      • Stop in the Industrial Area on Street 52
      • Run every 30 minutes[10]

Rail[edit]

The elevated Industrial Area Metro Station is under construction, having been launched during Phase 1A. Once completed, it will be part of Doha Metro's Green Line.[12]

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2010 census, the district comprised 29,001 housing units[13] and 4,395 establishments.[14] There were 261,401 people living in the district, of which 99.9% were male and 0.1% were female. Out of the 261,401 inhabitants, 99% were 20 years of age or older and 1% were under the age of 20.[15]

Employed persons made up 99.8% of the total population. Females accounted for 0% of the working population.[15]

Year Population
2004[2] 62,555
2010[1] 261,401
2015[16] 364,710

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2010 population census" (PDF). Qatar Statistics Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b "2004 population census". Qatar Statistics Authority. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Development of Doha Municipality office building at Industrial Area". Ashghal. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  4. ^ Santhosh Chandran (4 June 2015). "5,600 rooms ready for single workers at Asian Town". Qatar Tribune. Archived from the original on 24 January 2016.
  5. ^ Peter Kovessy (4 May 2015). "More shops and cinemas coming to renamed 'Asian Town' in Qatar". Doha News. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  6. ^ "West End Park renamed Asian Town". The Peninsula. 3 May 2015. Archived from the original on 15 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Healthcare comes closer to Industrial Area residents". Qatar Tribune. 19 September 2018. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Prime Minister opens Hazm Mebaireek General Hospital". The Peninsula. 6 December 2018. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Barwa Commercial Avenue, Qatar". PERI Group. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  10. ^ a b c "Route Maps". Qatar Transit Guide. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  11. ^ "Qatar Public Transport Program (QPTP)". Ministry of Transport and Communications. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  12. ^ "QAR Metro". arcgis.com. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  13. ^ "Housing units, by type of unit and zone (April 2010)" (PDF). Qatar Statistics Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 July 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  14. ^ "Establishments by status of establishment and zone (April 2010)" (PDF). Qatar Statistics Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 July 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  15. ^ a b "Geo Statistics Application". Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics. Archived from the original on 11 September 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  16. ^ "Qatar Population Statistics". citypopulation.de. Retrieved 27 December 2018.