Ar Rayyan
Al-Rayyan is a municipality
Municipalities of Qatar
||Before 2004, Qatar was divided into 10 municipalities :#Doha الدوحة#Al Ghuwariyah الغويرية#Al Jumaliyah الجميلية#Al Khawr الخور#Al Wakrah الوكرة#Ar Rayyan الريان#Jariyan al Batnah جريان الباطنة#Madinat ash Shamal الشمال...

 in the state of Qatar
Qatar , also known as the State of Qatar or locally Dawlat Qaṭar, is a sovereign Arab state, located in the Middle East, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeasterly coast of the much larger Arabian Peninsula. Its sole land border is with Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its...

. Al Rayyan means 'the source of irrigation' and as per Islam it also means 'a door in heaven' or 'one of the Gates of Paradise' . Al-Rayyan is the only landlocked municipality of Qatar. It borders the following municipalities:
  • Umm Salal
    Umm Salal
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     - northeast
  • Doha
    Doha is the capital city of the state of Qatar. Located on the Persian Gulf, it had a population of 998,651 in 2008, and is also one of the municipalities of Qatar...

     - east
  • Al Wakrah
    Al Wakrah
    Al Wakrah 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. Originally al wakra was a tiny fishing and pearling village. Now it has evolved into a small town with a population of more than...

     - southeast
  • Jariyan al Batnah
    Jariyan al Batnah
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     - southwest
  • Al Jumaliyah
    Al Jumaliyah
    Al Jumaliyah is a municipality in the state Qatar.Al Jumaliyah's western edge is the shores of the Persian Gulf. On land, it borders the following municipalities:*Al Ghuwariyah - north*Al Khawr - northeast*Umm Salal - east*Ar Rayyan - southeast...

     - northwest


Al Rayyan Municipality has been created as an independent municipal administration, under the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning by virtue of law No.19/1972 issued in 1979 AD, stating, in his first article, the creation of municipalities in Qatar under the Ministry of Municipal Affairs.
In its second article, the law stated that each of these municipalities shall have a council headed by one person and comprising at least four members nominated by decree.

Among the most important regions and districts of Al Rayyan Municipality:
Al-Wajba, al-Shakab, al-Rayyan, Maeedher, al-Ghorafa, Ein Khaled, Marrikh, al-Shahaniya, al-Khurayb, al-Nasraniya, al-Outouriya, al-Jamilya, aldoha


The following table shows the population of Ar Rayyan.
Ar Rayyan population
March 2004March 1997March 1986
272,860 169,774 91,996

The following table shows the registered live births by nationality and sex for this municipality. Place of births is based on home municipality of mother at birth.
Registered live births by nationality and sex
Year Qatari Male Qatari Female Totoal Qatari Non Qatari Male Non Qatari Female Total Non Qatar Total Male Total Female Grand Total
2001 1409 1377 2786 926 931 1857 2335 2308 4643
2002 1472 1357 2829 942 932 1874 2414 2289 4703
2003 1468 1421 2889 945 876 1821 2413 2297 4710
2004 1681 1567 3248 1063 1006 2069 2744 2573 5317
2005 1662 1616 3278 1233 1135 2368 2895 2751 5646
2006 1738 1654 3392 1290 1216 2506 3028 2870 5898
2007 1865 1838 3703 1457 1357 2814 3322 3195 6517
2008 1975 1990 3965 1735 1635 3370 3710 3625 7335
2009 1774 1629 3403 1948 1777 3725 3722 3406 7128


As in all the cities in Qatar, Al Rayyan have a nice average temperature in the months January, February, March, November and December. However, the Hot season or summer is in April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November. Al Rayyan has dry periods in January, February, March, April, May, June, July and August. On average, the warmest month is July and the coolest month is January. The below table shows the Records and Averages of Al Rayyan temperature.
Records and Averages of Al Rayyan
Month Avg. High MAvg. Low Avg. Precip
Jan 22°C 13°C 13.4 mm
Feb 23°C 13°C 17.8 mm
Mar 27°C 17°C 15.2 mm
Apr 32°C 21°C 7.6 mm
May 38°C 25°C 2.5 mm
Jun 41°C 27°C 0.0 mm
Jul 41°C 29°C 0.0 mm
Aug 41°C 29°C 0.0 mm
Sep 38°C 26°C 0.0 mm
Oct 35°C 23°C 0.0 mm
Nov 29°C 19°C 2.5 mm
Dec 24°C 15°C 12.7 mm


Al Rayyan boasts of the Al-Rayyan Sports Club which fields teams in a number of sports such as football (soccer)
Football (soccer)
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, basket ball, volley ball, hand ball, and table tennis. The club, which was founded in 1967, is based at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium. The club has won numerous titles in all sports. The stadium is a a multi-purpose stadium and has a capacity of 21,282 people and has plans of expanding to 44,740 for 2022 FIFA World Cup
2022 FIFA World Cup
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Al-Shaqab Stable

Al-Shaqab Stable It is located in Al-Rayyan 10kms away from Doha. It dates back to the 20th C. It was owned by Sheikh Abdulla Bin Jassim. The stable contains a number of rooms including stables, stores and a manger for horses. This stable was restored by Qatar Museums Authority
Qatar Museums Authority
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Al Rayyan Horses Farm

Al Rayyan farm, which is located in AL Rayyan and owned by Shaikh Abdulaziz bin Khaled bin Hamad Al Thani, was started in 1987 with just one horse. Now it is considered to be one of the world's finest straight Egyptian horse breeding programs. The farm also includes the first Embryo Transfer Clinic in Qatar.
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