Located on the Arabian Gulf coast, the State of Qatar is a gateway between East and West, welcoming visitors from around the world. At the cross roads of contrasting economies, cultures and natural environments, the strategic location of the country has attracted visitors to the region for thousands of years.
With a predominantly young population, Qatar is currently experiencing high rates of population growth due to massive urban development, large-scale investment projects and generous government expenditure.
The positive economic expansion that Qatar has experienced has brought visitors from a variety of sectors and markets, including oil and gas, real estate, finance, education, research and science and sport and leisure.
With the advent of economic prosperity in the last century came the development of a modern infrastructure, transport and telecommunication links, educational facilities, science and technology research, hospitals and health care.
Having built a reputation for quality and excellence, Qatar is recognized as a leading destination in the Gulf region for meetings, exhibitions and conferences, offering travellers a business-oriented destination combined with leisure activities. Qatar is a bridge between tradition and global innovation. it is a luxury destination that attracts premier leisure, business, medical, sport and education tourism, while properly preserving, maintaining and highlighting its authentic heritage and rich past.
Qatar is a place where people see things differently, where citizens embrace new ideas and visitors are welcomed as honoured guests and dear friends.
Land area :
The total land area of Qatar is approximately 11.521 km2.
The population of Qatar amounts to 1.679110 inhabitants .83% of inhabitants reside in Doha and its main suburb Al-Rayyan
Arabic is the official language in Qatar, and English is widely spoken.
Islam is the official religion of the country, and the Shariah (Islamic law) is a main source of its legislation.
Doha, Al Wakra, Al Khor, Dukhan, Al Shamal, Mesaieed, Ras Lafan and others.
The official currency is the Qatari Riyals (QR), which is divided into 100 dirhams. The exchange parity has been set at the fixed rate of USD 1 = QR 3.64.
The 18th of December in commemoration of Sheikh Jasim Bin Mohamed Al Thani, the founder of the State of Qatar.
National Day : 18 December.
Eid Al-Fitr Holiday : Starts from the 28th of Ramadan until 4th of Shawal (Higri calendar).
Eid Al Adha Holiday : Starts from 9th of Zillhijjah until the 13th of Zillhijjah (Hijjri Calendar).
Government Offices : 7 am to 2 pm.
Private establishments : 8am to noon, and 4 pm to 8 pm.
Friday and Saturday are the weekend holidays.
Greenwich Mean Time + 3 hours (GTM+3).
240 Volts +6% with frequency 50hertz.