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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

  • Third Qatar 2022 World Cup stadium will keep pitch at 26 degrees Celsius

    With the Al Wakrah and Al Bayt stadium designs already announced, a third design has now been unveiled for use at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The existing Khalifa International Stadium will be renovated to bring it up to current FIFA standards, and also have air cooling features fitted.

  • ExxonMobil Qatar names Alistair as new chief

    DOHA: ExxonMobil Qatar has announced the appointment of Alistair Routledge , as President and General Manager for the company, effective January 2014. Routledge will succeed Bart Cahir, who after four years in Qatar will move on to a new assignment within ExxonMobil to a position in its Canadian affiliate, Imperial Oil.

  • GECF ministerial meeting to convene in Doha

    The 16th ministerial meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum will be held on December 16 in the Qatari capital Doha. The meeting will discuss ways to prop up natural gas market prices, which have dropped sharply in the wake of falling oil prices.

  • Strong Iran-Qatar ties will promote regional security'

    Stronger relations between Tehran and Doha could contribute to peace and stability in the Middle East region, Qatar's attorney general says. The expansion of ties between Iran and Qatar is no threat to the region, rather it is a factor in enhancing regional stability and security, Ali Bin Fetais al-Marri said in a meeting with Iran's Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani on Sunday, according to the Tasnim news agency.

  • Qatar Career Fair releases 5th issue of 'Career' magazine

    Qatar Career Fair , a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development , has released the fifth issue of its 'Career' magazine. The annual bilingual magazine, designed to be used as a career guide for students and professionals, is aligned with QF's mission to unlock human potential by creating awareness of education, employment, training and career development opportunities available in different sectors in the country.




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.

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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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