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Mesaieed also called as Musay'id and Umm Sa'id is a municipality in the State of Qatar, approximately 50 kilometres (31 mi) south of Doha. Its capital is also called Mesaieed.
Mesaieed is located approximately 50 kilometres (31 mi) south of Doha. To the east and south, Mesaieed borders the Persian Gulf. On land, to the north and west, Mesaieed borders Al Wakrah Municipality. It is a part of the area marked in red in the attached map.
HistoryMesaieed was established in 1949 as a tanker terminal by Qatar Petroleum on a previously uninhabited site along the coast. It was the only deepwater port in Qatar for more than 20 years. As a municipality it was created in 1997 and i not assigned an ISO 3166-2 code.
Industrial cityMesaieed is an industrial city and is managed by Mesaieed Industrial City, a subsidiary of Qatar Petroleum. The city houses the main plants and the family accommodations of the following companies:
Qatar Lubricants Company
Qatar Fertiliser Company (QAFCO)
[http://www.qafac.com.qa/ *Qatar Fuel Additives]] Company (QAFAC)
Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO)
Qatar Steel Company (Qatar Steel)
Qatar Fuel Additives Company (QAFAC)
Qatar Vinyl Company (QVC)
Qatar Chemicals Company (Q-Chem)
Qatar Aluminium (Qatalum)
Mesaieed port authority
Container terminal CT7
Sports and tourism
There is a beach and a resort south of Mesaieed. It has windy sand dunes - however, due to the intense heat, it is rare to observe the actual use of ATV entertainment provided nearby.
The desert played host to the Endurance competition in the 2006 Asian Games.
There are also some recreation centres in Mesaieed to cater for the company workers.
A 18000 seater stadium will be built for the World Cup 2022 2 km North of the settlement.
Al Banush ClubIt is owned by QAFCO, and is mainly used by the senior staff of QAFCO. It is the largest club in the city and has many facilities including a main hall, a football ground, tennis and basketball courts,a swimming pool and restaurants. The annual QAFCO flower and vegetable show is held here. A cricket field is located near the club.
Dana ClubIt is owned by QAPCO and the Qatar Police. It is the second largest club in the city. Its facilities include: a football ground, basketball, tennis, badminton and table tennis facilities, a swimming pool and a restaurant.
QP Golf ClubIt is owned by QP. It has a golf course and a swimming pool. The golf course is one of the oldest in Qatar, dating back to at least 1955.
Shopping and servicesMesaieed city has a shopping centre which houses a department store, an electronics store, optical stores, a Q-Tel centre, a branch of the Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), two ATMs, some offices and an ICT shop which also houses an internet café. The shopping centre was completed in 2004 and officially opened by the Minister of Energy and Chairman of Qatar Petroleum, Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Attiyah in March 2006.
Besides QIB, there are four other banks: Doha Bank, Qatar National Bank (QNB), Commercial Bank Qatar (CBQ) and The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC). HSBC is located inside a state-of-the-art post office (the second largest in Qatar).
Adjacent to the shopping centre is a large souq or market. There are all sorts of shops in it like textile shops, supermarkets, groceries, hair-cutting saloons, laundry shops, restaurants, cafés and ICT shops. Most notable, there is a Shoprite.
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