Qatar Guide

Qatar Guide

Qatar – information about the country

Country name Catarrh
Official name State of Qatar
Capital Doha
Continent Asia
Area 11,000 km2
Population 2,045,239 (2013)
Foundation of a state 9/3/1971
State system monarchy
The biggest cities Doha (capital) 325,000, Rajjan 110,000
Official language Arabic
Ethnicity/National Composition Qatari Arabs 20%, other Arabs 25%, Iranians 25%, other Asians 34%, other 5%
Religious affiliation Muslim 93%, Christian 5%, Hindu 1.5%, other 0.5%
Currency 1 Qatari riyal (QAR) = 1000 dirhams
gross domestic product (GDP) US$100,889 (2012)
Average life expectancy of the population 73.90 years (2006)
Structure of GDP agriculture and fishing 0.8%, mining and industry 15%, construction 4%, services 47%

Qatar – Neighboring States

State Capital Area Population
Saudi Arabia Riyadh 2,149,690 km2 29,994,272

Country overview

The small emirate of Qatar is located on the peninsula of the same name on the southwestern coast of the Persian Gulf. It borders Saudi Arabia to the southwest and the United Arab Emirates to the southeast.

According to Abbreviationfinder, Qatar is an emirate in southwestern Asia, on the Qatari Peninsula. Shared borders with Saudi Arabia. The capital is Doha.

The territory of Qatar is occupied by a desert. There are underground sources of fresh water and oases. The climate is continental tropical, dry. The temperature in summer is +50*С. The animal world is poor.

The main source of income is oil and gas production. The average per capita income is $89,000 per year.

Qatar is the host nation of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Just yesterday, Qatar was considered a country that is visited only on business trips and was not at all mastered by tourists. And today this small country is allocating an unprecedented amount of 20 billion US dollars to the development of tourism.

The investments are long-term and it is expected that new luxury hotels will appear here, and the already excellent entertainment infrastructure will be updated.

Resorts and attractions in Qatar

The East has always attracted travel lovers with its mystery. The warm climate, rich diversity of peoples and cultures are of great interest to tourists. The state of Qatar is comfortably located on a small peninsula in the Persian Gulf. Almost the entire territory of the country is a desert, where only camel thorns grow. But the desert also attracts many lovers of a hot climate.

Since the government of Qatar opened the country’s borders to foreigners in 1089, the tourism business has been developing quite intensively here. Qatar is exotic with great service. Qatar is the richest country and provides its guests with first-class service and first-class service.

Qatar positions itself as a country whose citizens are in a hurry to share their traditions and culture. A country that offers luxury as the ultimate destination in the 21st century.
Magnificent architecture, silks, carpets, antiques, spices, gold, authentic Arabic flavors and musical instruments.

Qatar is known for its combination of unique nature, natural wealth and interesting entertainment. Aladdin’s Kingdom Amusement Park in Doha is especially popular.

Interesting Facts

Qatar is the host nation of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Qatar is the richest country in the world according to Forbes magazine.

Country data

Location: Middle East

Time zone: CET + 2 (during summer time: CET + 1)

Total area: 11,586 km²

Land area: 11,586 km²

Water area: 0 km²

Length of the state border: 60 km

Bordering countries: Saudi Arabia: 60 km

Coastline: 563 km

Capital: Doha

Regions: 7
Ad Dawhah, Al Khawr wa adh Dhakhirah, Al Wakrah, Ar Rayyan, Ash Shamal, Az Za’ayin, Umm Salal

Telephone code: 00 974 (Source: Allcitycodes)

Highest point: Tuwayyir al Hamir 103 m


Population: approx. 2.1 million residents (Countryaah, 2021)

Population growth: 3.6% per year

Population density (residents per km²): 181

Life expectancy: 76 (male), 80 (female)

Official language: Arabic


  • 77% Muslim
  • 8% Christians
  • 15% other


In the summer months from June to September it is always very hot and there is hardly any precipitation. Temperatures between 40-45 ° C are very common.


It’s not particularly cold in winter either. Isolated rain falls.

Currency / finance

Currency unit: Qatar Riyal (QAR)

Classification: 1 riyal = 100 dirhams

ATMs: Available in major shopping centers and banks.

International credit cards: These are accepted by many larger hotels and shops.

Regulations: Foreign and national currencies can be imported and exported in unlimited amounts. The import of Israeli currency is prohibited.

Customs regulations

The following may be carried duty-free:

  • Tobacco products for personal use
  • small amounts of perfume

(Information applies to people aged 18 and over)

There is an import ban for alcohol and for all kinds of pornographic articles.

If you carry medication with you for your own needs, it is advisable to have a copy of the prescription and an English-language description or explanation from the doctor with you.

Travel advice

The danger of terrorist attacks is very high in the entire Middle East. You should therefore be constantly alert.

Behavioral advice

You should stay away from demonstrations and large crowds.

Trips into the desert should only be undertaken with someone who is familiar with the area. Also take generous amounts of gasoline and drinking water with you.


Qatar has become a very rich country due to the large deposits of oil. Most of the economy is geared towards its extraction and processing.

Industries: chemistry, oil and gas extraction

Natural resources: natural gas, ed oil, fish

Land use:

  • Usable land: 1%
  • Grain cultivation: 0%
  • Pasture area: 0%
  • Forests: 0%
  • other: 99%
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