Doha Port (Arabic: ميناء الدوحة, romanized: Mīnā’ ad Dawḩah) is a census-designated port district in Doha, the capital city of Qatar.
Doha Port is centrally located in Doha, and is adjacent to some of the country’s most popular tourist destinations such as Doha Corniche and Souq Waqif. Milaha Port Services gained control of the port in February 2011. Until the inauguration of Hamad Port in December 2016, Doha Port was the country’s sole commercial port, capable of processing most types of cargo. Immediately after Hamad Port was commissioned in December 2016 near Al Wakrah, Doha Port suspended all commercial operations.
Promoting Qatar’s Cruise Industry
Since 2015, Qatar has proven to be one of the most sought after luxury cruise destinations in the Arabian Gulf’s winter cruise season. To support the tremendous growth of the industry, Mwani Qatar plays key role in the redevelopment of the port and its facilities port facilities.
Located in the heart of the Doha city, with close connectivity to the city’s most prominent Souq waqif, museums and tourist attractions, Doha Port’s cruise terminal can currently accommodate mega cruise liners and luxury yachts.
Doha port provides wide range of passenger facilities, including seamless immigration, customs, foreign exchange, taxi and bus stands, city bus tours as well as Qatar Duty Free, cafe, waiting areas for cruise passengers and staff. It also features various tourist information services offered by Qatar Tourism Authority.
Relevant Mwani Qatar marine services within the port are offered to the vessels calling at Doha Port ensuring safe and efficient arrival and departure.
Mwani Qatar works closely with Qatar Tourism Authority and Ministry of Interior to develop the cruise industry which has seen a remarkable increase in the passenger arrivals over the years.
In 1971, a wharf with 2,407 feet of frontage capable of handling four ships at once was constructed at the behest of the government. The total cost was valued at £10 million and required a massive-scale dredging of approaches. This included an outer approach channel with a bottom depth of 27 feet and a bottom width of 350 feet running for 3.5 miles. A 1.5 mile-long inner approach channel, with a bottom depth of 30 feet and a bottom width of 400 feet, broadened into a maneuvering basin. The wharf was connected to the port through a 3,600 feet-long and 40-feet wide causeway. The government started work on another 757-long wharf valued at £250,000 in 1973
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