Barwa Al Baraha
Barwa Al Baraha, also called Workers City, will be a residential area for laborers in 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...

. The project was launched after a scandal in Dubai
Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates . The emirate is located south of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula and has the largest population with the second-largest land territory by area of all the emirates, after Abu Dhabi...

's labor camps. The project aims to provide a reasonable standard of living as defined by the new Human Rights Legislation.


The Barwa Al Baraha is built by Qatari contracting agency Barwa. It will cost around $1.1 billion and will be a completely integrated city in the industrial area in 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...

. Phase one of the project (truck park) was set to be completed at the end of 2008, and the project itself was initially set to be completed by the middle of 2010.

The Project is now complete.

Phase 1: Truck park

Able to contain 4,200 trucks, the Barwa Al Baraha truck park is the largest in the world, with advanced security equipment.

Phase 2: Residential area

Along with 4.25 square meters of living space per person, the residential project will provide parks, recreational areas, malls, and shops for labourers. It is set to host up to 50,000 labourers on 1.8 square kilometres. There will be 64 four floors buildings, each having around 130 rooms able to host up to 6 labourers.

Phase 2 construction is complete.
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