Al Rayyan is the third-biggest municipality inside the state of Qatar. Its primary settlement is the city of the identical name, which occupies the whole japanese segment and largely surrounds Metropolitan Doha and features as a suburb. The considerable expanse of normally undeveloped lands in the south-west additionally falls under the municipality's management. In March 1893, the Battle of Al Wajbah was fought among the Qataris and Ottomans at the recently constructed Al Wajbah Fort, positioned 10 miles west of Old Doha. Although Qatar did not benefit full independence from the Ottoman Empire, the result of the warfare is seen with the aid of Qataris as a defining moment within the established order of Qatar as a modern state.
Al Rayyan Municipality became created as an unbiased municipal management with the aid of the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning in 1972. Since 2004, Al Jemailiya Municipality turned into merged with Al Rayyan, and Jariyan Al Batnah Municipality turned into split among Al Rayyan and Al Wakrah Municipality. Doha Industrial Area, also called Zone 58, became cut up off from Al Rayyan and included into Doha Municipality, turning into an exclave of Doha.