Al Markhiya (Arabic: المرخية, romanized: Al Markhīyah) is a neighborhood of Doha, Qatar. It is one of the later-developed areas of northern Doha. The district hosts three awsaq al-furjan complexes, which are part of a development project by the government to host all commercial establishments in centralized areas.
Doha Compound off Markhiya Street
|• Total||2.7 km2 (1.0 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,900/km2 (5,000/sq mi)|
In J.G. Lorimer's 1908 geography section of the Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Al Markhiya was described as a camping ground with a masonry well and a garden. The garden, which was established by former emir Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani, was enclosed by a wall and was used for date palm cultivation. Lorimer noted that it appeared to be one of the only seven sizable date palm plantations in Qatar.
Al Hazm MallEdit
Partially opened in May 2017 by Al Emady Enterprise, Al Hazm Mall is a luxurious shopping complex bearing Italian-style architecture. At a cost of QR 3 billion, the marble was imported from Italy, the stone from Palestine, and its architects were flown in from Rajasthan, India. It is accessible through Al Markhiya Street.
Al Markhiya Sports ClubEdit
Major roads that run through the district are Abdul Aziz Bin Jassim Street, Al Markhiya Street and Khalifa Street.
As of the 2010 census, the district comprised 1009 housing units and 200 establishments. There were 5,197 people living in the district, of which 56% were male and 44% were female. Out of the 5,179 inhabitants, 69% were 20 years of age or older and 31% were under the age of 20. The literacy rate stood at 97.2%.
Employed persons made up 53% of the total population. Females accounted for 30% of the working population, while males accounted for 70% of the working population.
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