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Welcome to Doral

The City of Doral’s name comes from a combination of the first names of Doris and Alfred Kaskel, the original 1960’s landowners who built a hotel and golf course they named the Doral Hotel and Country Club. The Kaskels owned two beachfront hotels as well and shuttled the guests between properties so that they could enjoy a day at the beach or a game of golf in Doral. The Kaskels hosted a major PGA event called the Doral Open Invitational at the Country Club and attracted the best professional golfers with top prize money. The tournament is still held every year on the TPC Blue Monster at the Doral Resort and Spa.

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Doral experienced significant growth in the 1980’s -90’s when Lennar Homes and the Kaskel’s son began building residential communities. With new housing opportunities, businesses sprang up given Doral’s close proximity to the Miami International Airport. The Airport continues to attract corporations to Doral seeking to do business with Latin America today.

In 2009, Forbes Magazine listed the City of Doral as the second best town in the top twenty-five towns in the U.S. to live in based on its access to great golf courses, warm weather, and the numerous small businesses established here.

Doral is a family-oriented, predominantly Latino community with great public schools and universities that offers a pro-business environment in which to work. In addition to the many small businesses, numerous multinational corporations as well as The Miami Free Zone are located in Doral.

Doral’s diverse cultural makeup including a vibrant Venezuelan and Cuban community is reflected in the cuisine of its many restaurants, hotels, shops and in the International Mall. Dolphin Mall, a stone’s throw away, is an outlet mall attracting residents and visitors.

Doral is served by the fare-free City of Doral Trolley which connects to Metrorail.

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