Madinat Al Kaaban

Madinat Al Kaaban (Arabic: مدينة الكعبان, romanized: Madīnat al Ka‘bān) is a village in Qatar, located in the municipality of Ash Shamal.[2][3] It is near the border with Al Khor Municipality.

Village in Ash Shamal, Qatar
Madinat Al Kaaban
مدينة الكعبان

Turn off to Madinat Al Kaaban on Al Shamal Road

Madinat Al Kaaban
Location in Qatar


Country  Qatar
Municipality Ash Shamal
Zone no. 77
District no. 361

  Total 2.2 sq mi (5.6 km2)

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The ‘madinat’ portion translates to ‘city’ in English. ‘Kaaban’ refers to the Al-Kaabi tribe, who founded the village.[3]

Old garden in Waab Al Mashrab, near Madinat Al Kaaban.

Madinat Al Kaaban has historically been inhabited by the Al-Kaabi tribe. To the north-east of the village is Waab Al Mashrab, a now-abandoned village. Waab Al Mashrab was likely built around the 1950s and was also mainly inhabited by the Al-Kaabi tribe, but the village was abandoned in 1976 amidst the government’s efforts to resettle rural Qataris to urban areas. Some of its inhabitants moved to Madinat Al Kaaban. Now in ruins, Waab Al Mashrab has approximately 50 houses, a mosque, a school and several farms.[4]

Qatar’s capital city, Doha, is about 65 km south from the village while Madinat ash Shamal is roughly 35 km to the north-west.[5]

After Qatar started to receive substantial profits from its oil extraction activities in the 1960s and 1970s, the government launched several housing projects for its citizens. As part of this initiative, 50 houses were built in Madinat Al Kaaban by 1976.[6]

Madinat Al Kaaban has a youth center which was officially inaugurated in November 2008. Nearby communities are also served by the center. Activities that take place at the center include charity festivals, children’s festivals, girls’ art workshops, and religious lectures.[7]

Madinat Al Kaaban Park was built in 2001 and is spread over 12,000 square meters. Many varieties of trees and shrubs can be observed at the park, including palm trees, Tecomas, and Cassias.[5]

The following school is located in Madinat Al Kaaban:

Name of School Curriculum Grade Genders Official Website Ref
Al Kaaban Boys School Independent Primary – Secondary Male-only N/A [8]
  1. “District Area Map”. Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  2. “2013 population census”(PDF). Qatar Statistics Authority. Archived from the original(PDF) on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  3. “GIS Portal”. Ministry of Municipality and Environment. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  4. “وعب المشرب.. تاريخ مهمل !” (in Arabic). Al Watan. 2 December 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  5. “حديقة مدينة الكعبان” (in Arabic). Ministry of Municipality and Environment. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  6. Qatar Year Book: 1976. Doha: Press and Publications Department, Ministry of Information. 1976. p. 64.
  7. “Youth Centers in Qatar”. Ministry of Culture and Sports (Qatar). Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  8. “Qatari Schools”. Supreme Education Council. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
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