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Al Sadd (Arabic: اَلسَّدّ‎, romanizedAs Sadd) is a neighborhood of Doha, the capital city of the state of Qatar. As one of the country's oldest surviving mixed-use districts, the neighborhood is home to hundreds of families and residences, and several malls are also found in this vast neighborhood such as the Centrepoint Mall, Lulu Centre and Royal Plaza.[citation needed] The football team Al-Sadd and the Al-Sadd Sports Complex are located here. Rumeilah Hospital and The Children's Hospital are also based in the district.[1]

Al Sadd

اَلسَّدّ
District
Al Fardan Plaza (left) and Al Sadd Plaza (right)
Al Fardan Plaza (left) and Al Sadd Plaza (right)
Al Sadd is located in Doha
Al Sadd
Al Sadd
Al Sadd is located in Qatar
Al Sadd
Al Sadd
Coordinates: 25°17′10″N 51°30′17″E / 25.28611°N 51.50472°E / 25.28611; 51.50472Coordinates: 25°17′10″N 51°30′17″E / 25.28611°N 51.50472°E / 25.28611; 51.50472
CountryQatar Qatar
MunicipalityAd Dawhah
ZoneZone 38, Zone 39
District no.38
Area
 • Total3.5 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total14,113
 • Density4,000/km2 (10,000/sq mi)

Since the 21st century, the district has witnessed massive development, resulting in the addition of thousands of residential units and a skyline dominated by Western-style high rises.[1]

EtymologyEdit

A plant known locally as sadd which is noted for thriving in Qatar's eastern section, particularly on the coast, gave the district its name.[2]

TransportEdit

Major roads that run through the district are Al Sadd Street, Suhaim Bin Hamad, Al Amir Street and Al Rayyan Road.[3]

Doha Metro's Gold Line runs through Al Sadd in an east-to-west direction. Al Sadd Metro Station is in between the Joaan and Bin Mahmoud metro stations.[4]

Mowasalat is the official transport company in Qatar and serves the community through its operation of public bus routes. Al Sadd is served by one bus line which departs from Al Ghanim Bus Station. Route 32 has stops at Al Sadd and Villaggio Mall and a terminus on Street 1 in the Industrial Area, running at a frequency of every 20 minutes on all days of the week.[5][6]

SportsEdit

The neighborhood is represented by Al Sadd SC, a multisports club.[7]

EducationEdit

The following schools are located in Al Sadd:

Name of School Curriculum Grade Genders Official Website Ref
Al Bayan Second Primary Independent Girls Independent Kindergarten – Primary Female-only N/A [8]
Al Farida Kindergarten International Kindergarten Both N/A [9]
New Generation Kindergarten Independent Kindergarten Both N/A [10]

LandmarksEdit

 
Sports Roundabout in Al Sadd.
 
Centrepoint Mall in Al Sadd.

DemographicsEdit

Similar to the rest of Doha, most of Al Sadd's population is composed mainly of migrant workers.[1]

As of the 2010 census, the district comprised 6,089 housing units[14] and 805 establishments.[15] There were 14,113 people living in the district, of which 61% were male and 39% were female. Out of the 14,113 inhabitants, 76% were 20 years of age or older and 24% were under the age of 20. The literacy rate stood at 97.9%.[16]

Employed persons made up 60% of the total population. Females accounted for 25% of the working population, while males accounted for 75% of the working population.[16]

Year Population
1986[17] 3,962
1997[18] 5,447
2004[19] 5,323
2010[20] 14,113

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Maryam Al Suwaidi, Raffaello Furlan (30 October 2018). "Doha Metro System in the State of Qatar: The Metamorphosis of Al Sadd District" (PDF). Saudi Journal of Civil Engineering. 2 (2). ISSN 2523-2231. Retrieved 31 December 2018.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ Heba Fahmy (4 April 2015). "What's in a name? The meanings of Qatar districts, explained". Doha News. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Index map of Qatar". ArcGIS.com. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Gold Line". Qatar Rail. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Route Maps". Qatar Transit Guide. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Qatar Public Transport Program (QPTP)". Ministry of Transport and Communications. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  7. ^ a b "FC Barcelona's Xavi Hernández Arrives in Qatar". Marhaba. 9 June 2015. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Qatari Schools". Supreme Education Council. Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Al Farida Kindergarten". Supreme Education Council. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  10. ^ "New Generation Kindergarten". Supreme Education Council. Archived from the original on 21 July 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  11. ^ "ABHA Arena". Qatar Tourism Authority. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  12. ^ a b "Wyndham Grand Regency Doha Hotel". Qatar Tourism Authority. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Al Asmakh Mall". Explorer. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  14. ^ "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.
  15. ^ "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.
  16. ^ a b "Geo Statistics Application". Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics. Archived from the original on 2012-09-11. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  17. ^ "1986 population census" (PDF). Qatar Statistics Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 July 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  18. ^ "1997 population census" (PDF). Qatar Statistics Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 May 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  19. ^ "2004 population census". Qatar Statistics Authority. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  20. ^ "2010 population census" (PDF). Qatar Statistics Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015.