Culture and history info
Al Daayen (Arabic: الضعاين) is a municipality in the state of Qatar. Most of the urban landscape can be found in the southern zone of the municipality, particularly in the city of Lusail, while the northern and central sections are primarily rural. It is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Qatar due to its close proximity to the capital Doha.
Umm Qarn hosts the municipal office and serves as the municipality's administrative seat.
With the demographic and urban growth of the country over the last years, there was the need to create Al Daayen Municipality. The Emir of Qatar ratified the government's resolution 13 in 2004 on the creation of the municipality.
Initial development centered on the southern sector of Al Daayen, close to Metropolitan Doha. Early construction was scattered, often leaving developed and undeveloped sections adjacent to eachother.