Al Mirqab (Arabic: المرقاب‎; also referred to as Fereej Al Mirqab) is a district in Qatar, located in the municipality of Ad Dawhah.[2][3]

Al Mirqab

المرقاب
District
Al Aaliya Street in Al Mirqab
Al Aaliya Street in Al Mirqab
Al Mirqab is located in Doha
Al Mirqab
Al Mirqab
Al Mirqab is located in Qatar
Al Mirqab
Al Mirqab
Coordinates: 25°17′19″N 51°32′31″E / 25.288642°N 51.541858°E / 25.288642; 51.541858Coordinates: 25°17′19″N 51°32′31″E / 25.288642°N 51.541858°E / 25.288642; 51.541858
CountryQatar Qatar
MunicipalityAd-Dawhah
ZoneZone 18
District no.17
Area
 • Total0.25 km2 (0.10 sq mi)
Elevation
13 m (43 ft)

Together with As Salatah, it makes up Zone 18 which has 692 people in it.[2]

EtymologyEdit

An Arabic word, mirqab is derived from "muraqabah", which in English translates to "watching". This name was given in reference to a large hill in the area on which people would gather to spot ships out on sea.[3]

GeographyEdit

Al Mirqab borders the following districts:[3]

  • Al Souq to the west, separated by Jabr Bin Mohammed Street.
  • Doha Port to the north, separated by Corniche Street.
  • As Salatah to the east, separated by Ali Bin Amur Al Attiyah Street.
  • Al Rufaa to the south, separated by Al Mathaf (Museum) Street.

TransportEdit

Currently, the underground Al Mirqab Metro Station is under construction, having been launched during Phase 2C. Once completed, it will be part of Doha Metro's Gold Line.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "District Area Map". Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b "2015 population census" (PDF). Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "District map". The Centre for Geographic Information Systems of Qatar. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  4. ^ "QAR Metro". arcgis.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.