|Qatar QBL||12/09 16:00||-||Al Shamal vs Al Rayyan||-||View|
|West Asia Super League||12/19 17:00||-||Al Shamal vs Kazma||-||View|
|West Asia Super League||01/16 16:00||-||Al Shabab UAE vs Al Shamal||-||View|
|West Asia Super League||02/05 17:00||-||Al Shamal vs Al Manama||-||View|
|West Asia Super League||02/13 18:00||-||Kazma vs Al Shamal||-||View|
|West Asia Super League||12/04 17:00||-||Al Manama v Al Shamal||L||108-71|
|Qatar QBL||11/29 16:00||-||Qatar Club v Al Shamal||L||83-77|
|Qatar QBL||11/26 15:00||-||Al Arabi Qatar v Al Shamal||L||70-60|
|West Asia Super League||11/21 17:00||-||Al Shamal v Shabab Al Ahli Dubai||L||63-96|
|Qatar QBL||11/18 16:00||-||Al Shamal v Al Wakrah||L||69-99|
|Qatar QBL||11/18 14:00||-||Al Shamal v Al Wakrah||-||View|
|Qatar QBL||11/14 14:00||-||Al Sadd v Al Shamal||L||60-59|
|Qatar QBL||11/08 14:00||-||Al Shamal v Al Ahli Qatar||L||65-82|
|Qatar QBL||10/28 14:00||-||Al Shamal v Al Khor||W||82-67|
|Qatar Emir Cup||06/10 16:00||-||Al Sadd v Al Shamal||L||121-87|
|Qatar Emir Cup||06/07 14:00||-||Al Shamal v Al Gharafa||L||75-80|
|Qatar Emir Cup||06/02 16:00||-||Al Ahli Qatar v Al Shamal||L||83-80|
Al Shamal (Arabic: ٱلشَّمَال, romanized: Ash Shamāl) is a municipality in the state of Qatar. Its seat is called Madinat ash Shamal and it is considered to be one of the major cities in Qatar, although the population is barely over 8,000. The seat's name translates to "city of the north".
Ras Rakan, the Qatar Peninsula's northernmost point, is included in the municipality, and as such is surrounded by the Persian Gulf in all directions except for the south. It borders the municipality of Al Khor. The municipality is divided into three primary zones.
Al Shamal Municipality was established in July, 1972 alongside Qatar's four other initial municipalities.
Accommodating less than 9,000 inhabitants, Al Shamal is the least populous municipality in the country. As it comprises the northernmost portion of the country, its historic importance is attributed to its more moderate weather and close proximity to Bahrain.
The traditional mainstay of its inhabitants was fishing and pearling. As early as the 16th century, Al Huwailah, located on the east coast of Al Shamal, served as Qatar's chief town. It was eventually overtaken by Al Zubarah, a town located in the western section of the municipality, which grew to be the largest and most important settlement in Qatar during the 18th century. A survey conducted by the British Hydrographic Office in 1890 reflects on the subsequent abandonment of Al Zubarah as well providing details of the surrounding area's geography:
"Ras Ashiraj [Ras Ushayriq] is a low rocky point, 16 miles S.W. of Ras Rakkin, to the eastward of which is a bay 1½ miles deep, but shallow. On the east side of this bay stands the once important town of Zubara, of which extensive ruins are still to be seen; it is now abandoned, and the inhabitants have removed to Moreyr [Murair]. Vessels from Bahrain to Zubara generally sight Ras Rakkin, and then skirt the shore reef in 4 or 5 fathoms, till Khor Hassan tower is sighted. The large fort at Moreyr should then be seen; it is situated on slightly rising ground, about 1½ miles inland, between Zubara and Fariha."
A unique system of partnership between coastal and inland villages was historically prevalent. Groundwater would be very difficult to obtain from settlements located directly on the coast due to the intrusion of seawater. Thus, coastal villages would trade prized marine resources such as fish in exchange for resources obtainable only from inland areas such as freshwater and crops. Examples of these historical partnerships include the Fuwayrit–Zarqa partnership and the Al Ghariyah–Al `Adhbah partnership. Another way settlements obtained freshwater was by excavating rawdas to create small reservoirs that would fill during rainy season.
Proceeding the discovery of oil, most of Al Shamal's population migrated to the capital Doha. In the mid-20th century, the region once again experienced significant population outflow due to upper aquifer salinization resulting from the overuse of diesel-powered water pumps. Nonetheless, once Qatar had begun reaping profits from its oil extraction activities, many northern settlements became repopulated as it had become feasible to transport water over longer distances.