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The State of Qatar is a sovereign and independent state in the Middle East, occupying a peninsula that juts into the Arabian Gulf. Qatar has emerged as one of the world's most important producers of oil and gas. It is an Islamic State whose laws and customs follow the Islamic tradition. Since 2013, the country has been governed by HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani.

Location and geography

The State of Qatar is a peninsula located amid the western coast of the Arabian Gulf. The peninsular is approximately 100km across and extends 200km into the Gulf. Qatar includes several islands the largest of which are, Halul, Shraouh and Al-Asshat, Shares its southern border with Saudi Arabia and a maritime border Bahrain, the United Arab

Capital City

Qatar’s capital city is Doha (in Arabic, Ad-Dawha. Which means “The Big Tree”

Major Cities

Doha (capital), Al-Wakrah, Al-Khor, Dukhan, Al-Shamal, Msaieed, Ras Lafan and others

Religion

Islam is the official religion of the State of Qatar, and the Islamic Law (Sharia) shall be the principal source of its legislation.

Currency

Qatari Riyal (1 Riyal = 100 Dirhams)
The Riyal is pegged to the US Dollar ($US 1 = QAR 3.65).

National Day

Qatar National Day is held on 18th December every year in celebration and commemoration of Sheikh Jassim Bin Mohammad Al-Thani, the founder of the State of Qatar.

Local Time

GMT +3 hours

Electric Current

220 – 240 + 6V/50Hz. A mix of plugs: 3-pin square and 2-pin round designs.

 
Attractions in Doha
attractions in Doha
For a short stop over or few days of business or leisure? Well, there’s plenty of stuff to keep you up on your toes during your stay in Doha. Our concierge located at main lobby of Tower 4 will be more than happy to assist your with directions as well as arranging trips to discover the rich culture of qatar.
  • Museum of Islamic Art
  • Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum
  • State Grand Mosque
  • The Corniche
  • Khor Al Udeid
  • Katara Cultural Village
  • Aspire Park
  • Al Shahaniya Racetrack
  • Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art
  • Khalifa Tennis and Squash Complex
  • Khalifa International Stadium
  • Islamic Culture Centre
  • Zekreet Beach
  • Aqua Park Qatar
  • Qatar Racing Club
  • Msheireb Enrichment Centre
  • Doha Fort
  • Qatar Divers
  • The Pearl Qatar
  • Souq Waquif
attractions in Doha
attractions in Doha