Overview: Qatar is a small, oil and gas-rich country located midway along the western coast of the Arabian Gulf. Its sole land border is with Saudi Arabia to the south. Qatar has a coastline covering 563 kilometers and a land mass of 11,571 square kilometers. The climate is hot and dry, with summer temperatures regularly exceeding 40°C.
Qatar possesses an impressive 14 percent of the world’s total gas reserves. This abundance of oil and natural gas has enabled Qatar’s economy to become one of the fastest growing in the world. Qatar’s per capita income is amongst the highest in the world. In addition to the continued growth of its oil and gas industry, Qatar is strongly committed to the development of many other sectors including health, education, sport and tourism.
Qatar is a friendly, safe and crime free country, In Qatar you find top- class hotels, superb facilities for a number of sports and leisure activities, and a variety of mall for an excellent shopping experience.
At a glance:
- Population: Approximately 2.7 million
- Capital city: Doha (population 800 thousand)
- Area: 11,571 square kilometers
- Currency: Qatari Riyal (QAR)
- Time zone: UTC + 3 (summer daylight saving not observed)
- Religion: Islam / Muslim.