Al Najada is one of the oldest districts of in the municipality of Doha. After the independence of Qatar in the 1970s following the rapid growth and urbanisation that took place, Al Najada went through gradual decline and this sadly resulted in several of its historical buildings being demolished.
However, the Qatar Museums Authority through the introduction of its "Al Turath al Hayy", the "Living Heritage" initiative has taken steps to preserve its cultural and architectural heritage found in this historical district.
Some landmarks and sites of historic interest such as Sikkat Al Ihsan, a road that dates back to the early 20th century with examples of old residential units mostly undisturbed can be found in Al Najada. The last surviving Windtower house (structures built to direct airflow in buildings) in Doha can also be found here in the Najada Souq complex. The Najada Souq has recently been redeveloped into a gold market containing 50 shops complete with underground parking. The area has many commercial and some residential buildings where apartments can be rented. There are also hotel apartments for rent in Al Najada for people looking for extra comfort and convenience in a central location in Doha.