Qatar

Qatar

The State of Qatar is considered one of the Arab countries located in the Arabian Peninsula. It is a peninsula overlooking the waters of the Arabian Gulf, located on the eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula.

The area of the State of Qatar is approximately 11,586 square kilometers, while its
population is estimated at about 2.6 million inhabitants (end 2016).

Qatar is an independent state with a high level of safety, as it is ranked twenty among the
most peaceful countries in the world, and the United Nations has classified it as the most
advanced country in the field of human development at the level of the Arab world, and on
the economic level it is considered a high-income country, Because it has the third largest
natural gas and oil reserves in the world

Capital of Qatar

Doha  is the capital and most populous city of the State of Qatar. It has a population of 956,460 (2015). The city is located on the coast of the Persian Gulf in the east of the country,
North of Al Wakrah and South of Al Khor. It is Qatar’s fastest growing city, with over 80% of
the nation’s population living in Doha or its surrounding suburbs,and it is political and economic center of the country.

The currency of Qatar

The Qatari riyal (code: QAR) is the currency of the State of Qatar. It is divided into 100 dirhams

Climate in Qatar

Given that Qatar is located in the desert of the Northern Hemisphere, its temperatures are
high during the summer, with average temperatures reaching more than 40 degrees Celsius,
which makes annual rates of evaporation high, and the rate of humidity increases, and
winds are described as strong in the region As for the rate of rainfall, it is usually low, and
due to the inability to predict the precipitation or the rate of its intensity, it is not possible to
rely on it mainly in agriculture.

Tourism in the State of Qatar

Qatar has several qualifications that make it an important tourist destination, as it has
a distinctive location at the crossroads between East and West, and combines originality, modernity, and desert landscapes.
The most important tourist attractions in Qatar:

Doha Corniche:

Doha Corniche stretches along 7 km from Doha Bay, and provides beautiful views of the city
and the wooden ships lining the sea, which gives an expression of Qatar’s past, and this
corniche contains a large green area for pedestrians.

Katara Cultural Village:

There are many cultural activities held throughout the year, such as concerts, various shows, exhibitions, in addition to entertainment activities.

The Pearl-Qatar:

The island includes residential buildings such as houses and villas, which number up to
25,000 homes, in addition to 350 retail markets, and a number of restaurants, cafes, squares,
and parks, as the island includes ten areas divided according to its architectural character,
and the Pearl Qatar Island is located 350 meters away. Off the shores of the West Bay, and extends over an area of 4 million m2 .

Souq Waqif:

Souq Waqif is located in the center of the capital near the Corniche, and it is distinguished
by its antique architectural character and its narrow alleys.