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As Salatah (Arabic: اسلطة‎; also known as Old Al Salata) is a district in Qatar, located in the municipality of Ad Dawhah.[2] It is primarily a commercial district and is situated near Hamad International Airport.[3]

As Salatah

اسلطة
District
Roundabout linking Museum Park Street and Al Corniche Street in Old Salata
Roundabout linking Museum Park Street and Al Corniche Street in Old Salata
As Salatah is located in Doha
As Salatah
As Salatah
As Salatah is located in Qatar
As Salatah
As Salatah
Coordinates: 25°17′05″N 51°32′47″E / 25.2846°N 51.5463°E / 25.2846; 51.5463Coordinates: 25°17′05″N 51°32′47″E / 25.2846°N 51.5463°E / 25.2846; 51.5463
CountryQatar Qatar
MunicipalityAd-Dawhah
ZoneZone 18
District no.16
Area
 • Total0.4 km2 (0.2 sq mi)

HistoryEdit

The district was named after the Sulaiti tribe, who owned large plots of land in the area.[4] Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani selected the area as the seat of government in the early 1900s due to its close proximity to the sea and ease of access for vessels. The seat was later transferred to central Doha in 1923.[5]

Historic landmarksEdit

Al Sulaiti HouseEdit

Constructed around the mid-20th century, it was one of the most sizable buildings in the district at the time it was inaugurated. It was later renovated in order to house the Qatar Folkoric Troupe. The building is rectangular in shape and encloses a large courtyard. After its renovation, the traditional roof was replaced with a concrete one.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "District Area Map". Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  2. ^ "2010 population census" (PDF). Qatar Statistics Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  3. ^ "GTG completes 14-storey Muraikh Tower in Doha". Construction Week Online. 15 November 2011. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  4. ^ a b Jaidah, Ibrahim; Bourennane, Malika (2010). The History of Qatari Architecture 1800-1950. Skira. p. 194. ISBN 978-8861307933.
  5. ^ Jaidah, Ibrahim; Bourennane, Malika (2010). The History of Qatari Architecture 1800-1950. Skira. p. 66. ISBN 978-8861307933.