Doha Port Area
Doha Port is a census-designated port district in Doha, the capital city of Qatar. Doha Port is centrally located in Doha, and is adjacent to some of the country's most popular tourist destinations such as Doha Corniche and Souq Waqif.
To comply with the growing cruise tourism industry, the Old Doha Port will be redeveloped. It will serve as a cruise terminal and will accommodate the largest cruise ships of the last generation.
The new area will include cruise ships terminals, restaurants, parks, diving center and other tourist attractions.
The project is set to be opend in mid December 2020.
In 1971, a wharf with 2,407 feet of frontage capable of handling four ships at once was constructed at the behest of the government. The total cost was valued at £10 million and required a massive-scale dredging of approaches. This included an outer approach channel with a bottom depth of 27 feet and a bottom width of 350 feet running for 3.5 miles. A 1.5 mile-long inner approach channel, with a bottom depth of 30 feet and a bottom width of 400 feet, broadened into a maneuvering basin. The wharf was connected to the port through a 3,600 feet-long and 40-feet wide causeway.