Al Wakrah is the capital town of the Al Wakrah Municipality in Qatar. Al Wakrah's eastern edge is the beaches of the Persian Gulf and Qatar's capital Doha is located to the city's immediately north. Governed with the aid of Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, it turned into at first a small fishing and pearling village. Over the years, it evolved into a small metropolis with a population of greater than 80,000 and is presently taken into consideration to be the second one-biggest city in Qatar.
It has undergone significant development and increase since the flip of the twenty first century even as additionally being gradually encroached on by way of unexpectedly expanding Doha from the north. Notable milestones within the metropolis's modern history include the May 2019 inauguration of Al Janoub Stadium, a venue for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, the hole of Al Wakrah Heritage Village in 2016, the Al Wakrah Main Road Project which is ready to be completed in 2020, and the metropolis's integration into the Doha Metro's Red Line.