Umm Lekhba is a district in the municipality of Doha and zone 31 of Qatar. Previously it was known as South Duhail or Duhail South. In Arabic, "umm" literally means mother, but in this context is used as a prefix for specific geographic features. The second portion of the name, "lekhba", originates from the Arabic word "khabaa", which is translated as "to hide". This name was given in reference to the fact that the area is relatively discreet since it lies in a depression.
The area has good road links with the Al Shamal Road (Q1) also known as the Doha Expressway running along the west edge of the district, the Al Khafji Street runs through the district, the Arab League Street runs along the west edge and Al Markhiya Street runs along the south edge of the district whereby two major malls that serve the area and surrounding areas can be found. Tawar Mall, a large mall spanning approximately 90,000 square metres sits on the intersection of Arab League Street and Al Markhiya Street. The Landmark Mall can be found at the intersection of Al Markhiya Street and Al Shamal Road (Q1). The area also has public transport services with 5 bus routes that serve the area daily.
There are over 10 local and international schools serving the local residents from kindergarten level to secondary level. There are a good selection of properties available for rent in Umm Lekhba and one can find both apartments and villas in the district.