Al-Khor is one of the biggest Qatari city, which is far older than Doha but much smaller in population. It used to be the center of the pearl trading industry in the past. Al-Khor is located in the northern part of Qatar, about 50 km away from Doha (which is about a 30 minutes drive), easily reached by North Road or by the Coast Road.
Al-Khor is a pleasant and quiet town for living with the one of the largest bay in Qatar, filled with fishing boats and small crafts.
City has all modern services such as schools, clubs, hospital, mall, supermarkets and groceries, restaurants and coffee shops. There are many local cafeterias famous for their Karak Tea and various mock tails.
Ras Laffan, the biggest oil and gas extracting factories in the world are based in Al-Khor industrial city.
Al-Khor beaches offer a plenty of nice places to relax and sunbathe, or play beach sports if you feel like being a little more active. There are shady places as well where you can sit near the sand. The water is too shallow so you cannot swim.
In the city you can find several monuments including large concentration of modern and historical mosques, archeological sites, museum with antiques, and historical towers.
Al-Khor offers new and modern budget friendly properties for rent and buy, including villas and apartments. Independent or within compound villas with lovely garden or back yard, might be considered as a best option for families to stay.
There are as well several buildings, offering two bedrooms to four bedroom apartments preferable by couples.