Approximately 50 km south of Doha lies the industrial city of Mesaieed, one of the Qatar’s most important cities throughout the 20th century, recognized as a primary industrial zone and tanking center, administered by the "Mesaieed Industry City Management", a subdivision of Qatar Petroleum.
There are numerous different facilities and amenities in the Mesaieed City such as the large shopping center with various stores like the electronics store, a Q-Tel center, optical stores, two ATMs a branch of the Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), several offices and an ICT shop housing an internet café. Banks such as the Qatar National Bank, Doha Bank, HongKong and Shanghai Banking Corp are also situated there. HSBC is located in the second largest in Qatar post office.
Neighboring the shopping center, the large souq or market provides a wide variety of shops like supermarkets, restaurants and cafés, textile shops, groceries, hair saloons, laundry shops, and ICT shops. Sporting facilities are no exception, there are the Mesaieed Endurance Track located in the desert, Mesaieed Hockey Club, Al Banush Club and a sports complex that hosts national sports tournaments organized by Qatar Petroleum. Among the most significant tourist areas in the country, there are Beach resorts located on Mesaieed's coast, the main one being the Beach Resort, housing a hotel, villas and water sports facilities. Tourism, in general, is bound to desert areas, primarily to the southeast of the city. The sand dunes situated on the eastern coast are known as 'singing sands' because of unique the sounds they produce and, alongside Mesaieed’s calm beaches, they are one of the reasons Mesaieed is one of the Qatar’s most desired tourist destinations. Ranging from non to fully furnished and varying in shapes and sizes, the apartments for rent in Mesaieed will satisfy everyone’s needs. Villas for rent offer 3 or more bedrooms, making them ideal for families and everyone searching for additional home space. They offer numerous facilities such as community rooms and swimming pools. There is also a Mesaieed International School located in the city providing primary and secondary education. City’s industrial zone includes the Qatar PetroleumQP Refinery, Qatar Fertiliser Co. (QAFCO), Qatar Lubricants Co., Qatar Fuel Additives Co., Qatar Chemicals Co., Qatar Vinyl Co, Container terminal CT7 and Qatar Aluminium (Qatalum) facilities.