Ad-Dawhah is the one of the eight municipalities of Qatar. It is the most populous municipality with a population of 956,457,all of whom live in Qatar’s capital city, Doha.According to the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, the name “Doha” originated from the Arabic term “dohat”, which means “roundness”. This name is derived from the rounded bays surrounding the area’s coastline.
Doha municipality is in the central east region of Qatar; it is bordered by Al Wakrah municipality to the south, Al Rayyan municipality to the west, Al Daayen municipality to the north and Umm Salal municipality to the northwest.Comprising the majority of Qatar’s residential, financial and administrative centers, the Doha Metropolitan area hosts over 80% of the country’s inhabitants. The core of Doha, which is the easternmost area of the municipality, is the administrative and financial hub of the country and the municipality, with districts such as Al Dafna and West Bay being located here. Moreover, this area also accommodates critical infrastructure such as Hamad Medical City and Hamad International Airport.