Old Al Rayyan also known as "Al Rayyan Al Qadeem" is a district in the municipality of Al Rayyan and part of Al Rayyan City, the largest city after Doha. The district's name is derived from the Arabic word "ray" which means irrigation due to its low elevation allowing it to act as a flood plain during the rainy season and provide a prolonged supply of water to the numerous wild plants and crops that grew in the area.
The has good road links with the Al Rayyan Road (Q3) running along the north edge of the district, Al Furousiya Street which runs along the east edge of the district separating it from Baaya and the Asprire Zone and Al Waab Street which runs along the south edge. The area is served by eleven buses that run every day of the week. There are over 15 local and international schools in the district for all ages. There is a good supply of apartments and villas to rent in New Al Rayyan to suit all budgets.