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Posted On: 10 August 2009 10:31 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

Buildings being razed in historic Doha locality

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The rumble of heavy earth moving equipment can be heard around the historic Abdullah bin Thani Street in the Musheireb area as the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Urban Planning launched another demolition drive to pave way for the “Heart of Doha” project. The first phase of the demolition drive in the area had already razed a large number of buildings, including the iconic ones. The area is historically important for Qatar as it houses the city’s oldest shops and landmark buildings. In the nearby Share-e-Kahraba area, an estimated five hundred buildings face demolition in the next phase. Many of these business establishments have started clearing off their belongings. Many a shop window can be seen displaying the “buy one, get one free” sign. Those evicted are happy satisfied with the compensation. “I am happy that I received a good compensation package,” an expat said yesterday.