Doral is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. One of 34 municipalities in the county, it is one mile (1.6 km) from Miami International Airport and 13 miles (21 km) from Downtown Miami. The city regularly hosts more than 100,000 people who work in Miami. Doral occupies 15 square miles (39 km2) bordered on the west by the Ronald Reagan Turnpike, on the north by the Town of Medley, on the east by the Palmetto Expressway and on the south by the City of Sweetwater. It is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to 6,012,331 people in a 2015 estimate.
Doral has operated under the mayor-council-manager form of government since incorporation. Policymaking and legislative authority are vested in a governing council consisting of the mayor and four other councilmembers. The council, which is elected at large, is responsible for passing ordinances and resolutions, adopting the annual budget, and appointing the city manager, city clerk and city attorney. The city manager is responsible for carrying out the council's policies and ordinances, overseeing the government's daily operations, and appointing the heads of various departments.
For a city of its size, Doral has many shops, financial institutions and businesses, especially importers and exporters, primarily because of its proximity to the airport.