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Welcome to Qatar

 

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani

Emir of the state of Qatar

 

 

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani Heir of the State of Qatar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flag of Qatar

 

The flag of Qatar is maroon with a broad white serrated band (nine white points) on the hoist side. The meaning of Qatar's flag is:

 

White color signifies the symbol of peace as recognized internationally.

Maroon color symbolizes the blood shed during the several wars Qatar had undergone, particularly in the second half of the 19th century.

Nine-point serrated line indicates that Qatar is the 9th member of the "reconciled Emirates" of the Persian Gulf in the wake of concluding the Qatari-British treaty in 1916.

 

 

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Fast Facts

The State of Qatar

 

Capital: Doha

 

Official Language: Arabic

 

Government: Emirate - Emir Hamad bin Khalifa - Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim

 

Area: Total 11,437 km2 

 

Population:  -  2010 census 1,696,563[1] (148th)

 

GDP (PPP): 2010 estimate - Total $102.147 billion - Per capita $90,149

 

GDP (nominal): 2010 estimate - Total $110.844 billion - Per capita $81,963

 

Currency: Riyal (QAR)

 

Main Exports: Oil, gas

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Qatar News

  • Doha Film Institute To Help Fund First Qatari Web Series Among Other Grants Recipients

    The Doha Film Institute has announced the recipients of its grants program dedicated to first and second time directors largely from the Middle East, which includes groundbreaking Qatari webseries "Dr. Hamood Show" . Other standout projects include "Speed Sisters," a docu about the first female race-car driving team in the Middle East, and "Frenzy," a Turkish drama set in a fictitious contempo Istanbul in the throes of political violence.

  • Update 1-Mideast Stocks-Qatar's Barwa jumps after land sale deal

    Qatari developer Barwa Real Estate jumped in early trade on Wednesday after announcing a large land sale deal with the government, while main indices in Doha and Dubai were nearly flat and Abu Dhabi edged up. Qatar's benchmark slipped 0.05 percent, but shares in Barwa jumped 3.1 percent and were the main support.

  • Qatar Airways expands its passenger offering through new relationship with Vueling

    Qatar Airwaysand Vuelinghave signed an interline agreement that will enable Qatar's five-star national airline to increase the number of passengers to Europe, while strengthening Vueling's hubs in Rome and Barcelona. The agreement, which came into effect on September 1st, 2014, will also improve trans-European traffic by providing passengers with an even greater range of options for long-haul connections.

  • Safe School programme to cover more schools

    DOHA: Qatar Red Crescent has launched the second version of its 'Safe School' programme for the academic year 2014-2015, with plans to expand its scope to encompass 25-30 schools in the country. Under the slogan 'Safe Behaviour, Less Risk, and Effective Response,' the programme is conducted every Sunday at a different Supreme Education Council school, applying an all-day theoretical and practical training scheme with two breaks.

  • The Case Against Qatar

    The tiny, gas-rich emirate has pumped tens of millions of dollars through obscure funding networks to hard-line Syrian rebels and extremist Salafists, building a foreign policy that punches above its weight. After years of acquiescing -- even taking advantage of its ally's meddling -- Washington may finally be punching back.

A RISING STAR

 

 

Any impressions you may have with Middle Eastern countries are defied by an independent state in the Arabian Gulf.  With an area of 11,437 sq km, this peninsula is practically small.  But don’t let its size deceive you.  US magazine, Forbes, compiled a new list of world’s richest countries per capita for 2012 ranking it as number one. 

 

 

 

With its massive natural gas reserves, it continues to flourish economically.  An advocate of change and innovation, Qatar is a visionary country propelled by human, social, economic and environmental developments.

State of Qatar

Home of the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Qatar’s prominence skyrocketed upon winning the bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.  Being the first Arab state to ever host the World Cup, Qatar plans to build stadia, equipped with cooling technology, to control temperature since extreme humidity was one of the paramount issues.

 

Al Rayyan Stadium

 

Al Gharafa Stadium

 

Al Shamal Stadium

 

Al Shamal Stadium

 

Al Wakrah Stadium

 

Al Khor Stadium

 

Doha Port Stadium

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