About 60 km from the west capital Doha, lies the modern city of Dukhan which requires a special permit from Qatar Petroleum in the form of a Dukhan entry gate pass, to enter the city. It is connected to Doha by a four-lane motorway. Traveling by car from Dukhan, you can get to Doha by approximately 3 hours.
There are numerous amenities and facilities here such as the Dukhan Souq , a 25,6 m2 marketplace, housing various shops and restaurants, a pharmacy, a bank and a Q-post office. It is located near the Khaitya area. Dukhan Learning center with its different training programs for employees of the Qatar Petroleum and a library is located just outside the city. There are also the Dukhan English School with international curriculum, the Al Khotba Mosque (from 1942), of the oldest in Dukhan, The Dukhan Recreational Club (DRC), with a garden, a swimming center, library, sports lounge and an indoor stadium. It houses numerous community functions such as the school and sports events. A fitness club is situated in the city, reserved for Qatar Petroleum employees only. There are even more sporting facilities such as the Water Sports (water sports club) offering services like powerboat sports, jet skiing and windsurfing, Dukhan Cinema, with its 620-seating capacity and four weekly multilingual shows, a Jinan Recreational Club which serves as a multi-recreational facility (it has a library, various sports facilities, a cinema and a party hall). Dukhan Medical Centre provides healthcare services, offering primary healthcare, dental services and occupational healthcare. The primary occupational safety agency in Dukhan, The Directorate Industrial Security is a subsidiary of Qatar Petroleum.