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West Bay (Arabic: الخليج الغربي‎) is an area in Doha, Qatar that encompasses the city's east coast districts, namely, Al Qassar, Al Dafna, West Bay Lagoon and Onaiza. West Bay includes many modern buildings unlike other, older districts of Doha. Some of the tallest skyscrapers in Qatar are found in this area.

West Bay
Area
View from a boat of West Bay skyline.jpg
Dark clouds over West Bay Skyline in Doha.jpg
Doha's West Bay near Sheraton Hotel.jpg
Top to bottom, left to right: View from a boat of West Bay's skyline, Dark clouds over the West Bay skyline, Overlooking skyscrapers in the Al Dafna district of West Bay
West Bay is located in Doha
West Bay
West Bay
West Bay is located in Qatar
West Bay
West Bay
Coordinates: 25°19′29″N 51°31′51″E / 25.3246°N 51.5307°E / 25.3246; 51.5307Coordinates: 25°19′29″N 51°31′51″E / 25.3246°N 51.5307°E / 25.3246; 51.5307
CountryQatar Qatar
MunicipalityAd-Dawhah

HistoryEdit

In Qatar's first census conducted in 1986, West Bay was the tentative name for seven newly established zones of Doha along the coastline: Zone 60 and Zone 62 to Zone 67.[1] Contemporary usage of the term refers to all the districts currently occupying these zones, which currently includes Al Qassar, Al Dafna, West Bay Lagoon (official name Leqtaifiya), Onaiza, and Hazm Al Markhiya.

TransportEdit

Mowasalat manages a shuttle service for the West Bay Area under the auspices of the Ministry of Transport and Communication. The sole route is circular, running through 36 stops at 12-minute intervals from 6 AM to 9 PM on all days of the week. It passes through most of the hotel and business districts in West Bay.[2]

Currently, the underground West Bay Metro Station is under construction, having been launched during Phase 1. Once completed, it will be part of Doha Metro's Red Line North.[3]

EducationEdit

One of Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire's branches, Qatar's French international school, is located in West Bay.[4] Schools in West Bay include:

Name of School Curriculum Grade Genders Official Website Ref
International School of Choueifat International Kindergarten – Secondary Both N/A [5]
Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire - West Bay branch International Kindergarten – Secondary Both Official website [6]
Newton International School - West Bay branch International Secondary Both Official website [7]
Qatar International School International Kindergarten – Secondary Both N/A [8]

GalleryEdit

Skyline of West Bay

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fahd Abdul Rahmn Hamad Al-Thani (1992). "The Spatial Impact of the Hydrocarbon Industry on Land and Sea Use in Qatar" (PDF). University of Durham; Durham e-Thesis. p. 317.
  2. ^ "West Bay Shuttle Bus". Ministry of Transport and Communication. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  3. ^ "QAR Metro". arcgis.com. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Plan d'accès"/"خريطة الوصول." Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire. Retrieved on 25 April 2015. "WEST BAY - DOHA - QATAR"
  5. ^ "International School of Choueifat". Supreme Education Council. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire - West Bay". Supreme Education Council. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Newton International School - West Bay". Supreme Education Council. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Qatar International School". Supreme Education Council. Retrieved 18 July 2015.