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About Qatar

Qatar is situated in the western parts of western Asia. It is officially called the State of Qatar and is situated in the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Qatar is known for its places of historical interest and islands surrounding it. The Marroub Fort, Al-Ghuwair Castle, Al-Thughb Fort, Al-Zubarah, Barzan Tower, etc. are some of the tourist attractions of Qatar.


Currency :

Riyal (QAR)

Area :

11,571 square km (4,467.6 square miles)

Population :

1,903,447

Language :

Arabic

Calling Code :

974

Time Zone :

AST (UTC+3)


Climate & Geography

The Qatari summer is long and lasts from May to September. The temperatures during this time can reach 50 degrees C. On the other hand, during the period of November to May, temperatures often fall down to 5 degrees C. The rainfall is negligible in quantity and averages only 100 mm (3.9 in).

The Persian Gulf surrounds most of Qatar, with Saudi Arabia being the only land border to its south. The geographic coordinates of Qatar are 25 degrees 30’ N 51 degrees 15’ E.

Territory & Capital : The land of Qatar is mostly flat with limestone formations and oil fields. Coastal waters and coral reefs are a prominent feature of the geography of Qatar. Doha is the capital and the largest city of Doha. Doha is the administrative and commercial hub of Qatar. It is well connected to the other parts of the country through a network of paved roads and with the rest of the world with an international airport. 

Suitable Visiting Seasons : The period between November and April, which is the winter and the autumn season, is the best time to visit Qatar. This period has the perfect weather for sightseeing and other outdoor activities.

Transportation

Highways, airways and waterways are the modes of travelling in Qatar. Qatar has a high standard network of highways which makes it very easy to commute from one place to another in Qatar.


Tourist & Immigration Info

Contact the nearest embassy of Qatar for detailed and updated information on the requirements of visa.


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