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[Al] Jazira means [the] island or [the] peninsula in Arabic
Arabic language
Arabic is a name applied to the descendants of the Classical Arabic language of the 6th century AD, used most prominently in the Quran, the Islamic Holy Book...


Other possible transcriptions include Jazeera, Jazira, Jazeerah, Gezirah, Gazirah, Gazira, Gazeera, Gazeerah, Gezeerah. The Arabic definite article al is not always included, but if it is included, it may then be perceived as incorrect to say "the al Jazira" (two definite articles), except where the al is treated as part of the brand name: "the Al Jazeera TV channel".

Jazira and its variants, with or without the article "al", may refer to:


  • Arabian peninsula
    Arabian Peninsula
    The Arabian Peninsula is a land mass situated north-east of Africa. Also known as Arabia or the Arabian subcontinent, it is the world's largest peninsula and covers 3,237,500 km2...

    , also called Al Jazeera
  • Al Jazira, Mesopotamia, the river plain of Mesopotamia, which encompasses northwestern Iraq and northeastern Syria
  • Al Jazirah, Sharjah, a settlement in Sharjah
  • Al Jazirah (state)
    Al Jazirah (state)
    Al Jazirah , also spelled Gezira, is one of the 15 states of Sudan. The state lies between the Blue Nile and the White Nile in the east-central region of the country. It has an area of 27,549 km². The name comes from the Arabic word for peninsula. Wad Madani is the capital of the state.It is...

     in Sudan
  • Gezira Island
    Gezira Island
    Gezira Island is located in the Nile River, in central Cairo, Egypt. The southern portion of the island contains the Gezira District, and the northern third contains the affluent Zamalek District....

    , is an island on the river Nile in central Cairo, best known for its up-market residential district Zamalek
  • Algeciras
    Algeciras is a port city in the south of Spain, and is the largest city on the Bay of Gibraltar . Port of Algeciras is one of the largest ports in Europe and in the world in three categories: container,...

    , a city in Cádiz province, southern Spain, near Gibraltar
  • Madina al Jazira, the Arabic name of the town of Ciutadella
  • Jaziira, a small village in Somalia.


  • Al Jazeera
    Al Jazeera
    Al Jazeera is an independent broadcaster owned by the state of Qatar through the Qatar Media Corporation and headquartered in Doha, Qatar...

    , a major Arabic television network and channel, based in Qatar
    • Al Jazeera English, the Al Jazeera network's English 24-hour news channel, based in Qatar, Malaysia, the UK, and the US
  • Aljazeera Magazine, a London-based magazine published by Aljazeera Publishing
    • Aljazeera.com
      Aljazeera.com is, since March 2011, an alternate address for the Al Jazeera English website. The domain name was acquried by Al Jazeera in March 2011 from Aljazeera Publishing, a Dubai-based media company which owned the separate Al Jazeera Magazine, after a long-running domain name dispute between...

      , the website of Aljazeera Magazine


  • Aljazeera Publishing
    Aljazeera Publishing
    Aljazeera Publishing was formed in 1992 in London to produce content for expatriate Persian Gulf residents living in the United Kingdom...

    , publisher of Aljazeera Magazine
  • Al-Jazeera Club
    Al-Jazeera Club
    Al-Jazira Sports & Culture Club is an football club from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates...

    , a sports team in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Al-Jazeera Club Amman
    Al-Jazeera Club Amman
    Al-Jazeera is a Jordanian club based in Amman. It was founded in 1947. They play at the Petra Stadium.In the early forties of the last century, the collection consisted of the boys brought them many traits in common, including...

    , a football club in Amman, Jordan
  • Al-Jazeera Hasakah
    Al-Jazeera Hasakah
    Al-Jazeera is a Syrian football professional club playing in Syria's football league, Syrian Premier League. The club is based in the city of Al-Hasakah, Syria and was founded in 1941.-Current squad:...

    , a football club in Syria
  • Aljazeera Sports Club, a football club in Libya
  • Jazeera Airways
    Jazeera Airways
    Jazeera Airways K.S.C is a low-fare airline with its head office on the grounds of Kuwait International Airport in Al Farwaniyah Governorate, Kuwait. It operates scheduled services to the Middle East and Europe. Its main base is Kuwait International Airport...

    , an airlines company based in Kuwait
  • Al Jazira Supermarket, a supermarket chain in Bahrain