Umm Al Amad is a district in the municipality of Umm Salal. Together with 8 other districts it makes up zone 71 of Qatar. The Al Shamal Road (Q1) also known as the Doha Expressway runs along the eastern edge of the district. The area has seen rapid development and construction with many residential compounds being built to meet the need for housing outside of the capital and densely populated areas of Qatar.
However due to its distance from Metropolitan Doha and the lack of schools, especially international schools, it is not an area currently in demand with the expatriate population and instead serves the local residents more. There is a small selection of homes available to rent in the district, mainly compound and large standalone villas and the prices are more reasonable than one would find in areas closer to Doha or in areas with international schools.