Doha is the capital and most populous city of the State of Qatar.
The city is located on the coast of the Persian Gulf in the east of the country. Doha was founded in the 1820s as an offshoot of Al Bidda. It was officially declared as the country's capital in 1971, when Qatar gained independence from being a British Protectorate.
In May 2015, Doha was officially recognized as one of the "New 7 Wonders" Cities.