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Doha: Capital and largest city of Qatar
Doha is the capital city and main financial hub of Qatar. Located on the Persian Gulf coast in the east of the country, north of Al Wakrah and south of Al Khor, it is home to most of the country's population. It is also Qatar's fastest growing city, with over 80% of the nation's population living in Doha or its surrounding suburbs, known collectively as the Doha Metropolitan Area.

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The reign of racket sports in Qatar, from tennis to padel [Video]

The reign of racket sports in Qatar, from tennis to padel

Racket sports are very popular in Qatar, starting with tennis that draws to Doha the top players like Tunisian champion Ons Jabeur. The popularity of Padel is also on the rise with a growing number of..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 12:00Published

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Raducanu 'struggled with everything' in Doha defeat

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