Al Dafna

Al Dafna
الدفنة

District

Al Dafna

Al Dafna

Coordinates: 25°19′26″N 51°31′50″E / 25.32389°N 51.53056°E / 25.32389; 51.53056Coordinates: 25°19′26″N 51°31′50″E / 25.32389°N 51.53056°E / 25.32389; 51.53056

Country
Qatar

Municipality
Doha

Tall skyscrapers at Al Dafna

Al Dafna (Arabic: الدفنة) is a seaside district of the Qatari capital Doha located on the Persian Gulf.[1] The district is currently rapidly developing into a central business district, and since the late 1990s dozens of skyscrapers have risen in the district, with over fifty more planned. The district is also home to the City Center mall, one of the Middle East’s largest malls.

Note that Qatar Qas HQ can be seen on the left corner of the picture.

The district was physically created in the mid-1980s following a massive land reclamation project along Doha’s coastline, and started to develop in the mid-1990s. Currently, Al Dafna is rapidly becoming Doha’s new downtown district, and with the massive amount of recent development towards the north of Doha; it is also rapidly becoming the new centre of the city.[2]

Al Dafna skycrapers located at the Petroleum District

Attractions[edit]
Al Dafna features some of the most upscale hotels, restaurants and shopping avenues in the country. Additionally, it lies close to Hamad International Airport.[3] In addition, the Katara Cultural Village is situated in Al Dafna, which harbors theaters, concert halls, exhibition galleries and other facilities for multicultural activities and entertainment.[4] One of its attractions is an amphitheater, the Katara Amphitheatre built in an ancient style.
Education[edit]
The follows school(s) are located in Al Dafna:

Name of School
Curriculum
Grade
Genders
Official Website
Ref

Al Hekma International School
International
Kindergarten – Secondary
Both
Official website
[5]

Cardiff International Primary School
International
Primary
Both
N/A
[6]

SEK International School
International
Primary
Both
Official website
[7]

References[edit]

^ “2010 population census” (PDF). Qatar Statistics Authority. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
^ “Planning in Qatar”. catnaps.org. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
^ “Real estate demand to rise as infrastructure investment soars”. The Peninsula Qatar. 22 January 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
^ “About us – Katara”. Katara. Retrieved 2015-12-11. 
^ “Al Hekma International School”. Supreme