Located in the small Arab Galilee town of Sakhnin, it was built with public funds largely from the State of Israel and the Qatar National Olympic Committee, and was named after the Qatari city of Doha. The decision by the Qataris to build the stadium in Israel came after a meeting between Member of Knesset, Ahmed Tibi, and Secretary-General of the Qatar National Olympic Committee Sheikh Saoud Abdulrahman Al-Thani after Tibi expressed his concern of the conditions for sport in Sakhnin. The involvement of Qatar was to show that relations between the two nations is peaceful and with a similar interest.
Despite rules set in place by the Israel Football Association that Premier League venues must have a minimum capacity of 6,000, Sakhnin have been allowed to play home matches at the ground. There are plans to expand the stadium's capacity to 15,000.