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
Qatar’s capital city is Doha (in Arabic, Ad-Dawha. Which means “The Big Tree”
Islam is the official religion of the State of Qatar, and the Islamic Law (Sharia) shall be the principal source of its legislation.
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.
Qatari Riyal (1 Riyal = 100 Dirhams)
The Riyal is pegged to the US Dollar ($US 1 = QAR 3.65).
220 – 240 + 6V/50Hz. A mix of plugs: 3-pin square and 2-pin round designs.
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
- Al Shahaniya Racetrack
- Qatar Racing Club
- Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum
- Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art
- Msheireb Enrichment Centre
- State Grand Mosque
- Khalifa Tennis and Squash Complex
- Doha Fort
- The Corniche
- Khalifa International Stadium
- Qatar Divers
- Khor Al Udeid
- Islamic Culture Centre
- The Pearl Qatar
- Katara Cultural Village
- Zekreet Beach
- Souq Waquif
- Aspire Park
- Aqua Park Qatar