Al Wakrah (also spelled Al Wakra) () is a city and municipality of Qatar located halfway between Ad Dawhah and Mesaieed municipalities. Al Wakrah’s eastern edge is the shores of the Persian Gulf. Ruled by the Al Khater family and the Al-Buainain tribe, it was originally a small fishing and pearling village. Over the years, it evolved into a small town with a population of more than 30,000 and it is considered to be one of the major cities in Qatar. Al Wakra is known as the 9th area of the council. On land, it borders the following municipalities: Ad Dawhah – north Ar Rayyan – northwest Jariyan al Batnah – west and south Mesaieed – southeast The area marked red in the map includes both Al Wakrah and Mesaieed; the latter municipality includes almost all of the seacoast.