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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







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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

  • Qatar Chamber first SMEs meet to be held next Tuesday

    Doha: Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry will host on next Tuesday its first conference for Small and Medium Enterprises , with the aim to promote entrepreneurship and to stimulate services for SMEs. "As part of our mission to empower SMEs, we are planning to host an annual conference in Doha with the aim to promote entrepreneurship, to stimulate services for SMEs, to support diversification and to create employment opportunities for the national work force," Chairman of QCCI and ICC Qatar Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani said in a press release.

  • Qatari-Russian joint committee holds first meeting in Doha

    DOHA: Qatari -Russian joint committee for trade, economic, scientific and technical cooperation held its first meeting here today, said a press statement released today by the Ministry of Energy and Industry. Chaired by HE Minister of Energy and Industry Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, and Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak, the meeting discussed bilateral cooperation in the areas of trade, joint investment, energy, industry, science, education, culture and finance.

  • Yemeni man busted trying to smuggle $770K through JFK: cops

    The $770,000 stash was hidden in boxes of soap, Band-Aids, Thera-Flu, Splenda and Alka-Seltzer, according to authorities. A Yemeni man was busted at Kennedy Airport trying to smuggle more than $770,000 in cash out of the country, authorities said Tuesday.

  • Georgetown launches Executive Majlis series with Qatar Shell senior...

    Addressing the topic of "How an international investor can contribute to the Qatar National Vision 2030," Georgetown University in Qatar launched its Executive Majlis series recently gathering senior executives from across industry sectors to engage in dialogue on this issue of critical importance to their principal interests and the future of Qatar. Delivering the inaugural keynote, Mr. Rob Sherwin, General Manager Corporate Affairs and Deputy Country Chairman at Qatar Shell, presented on the exemplary role that Qatar Shell has played as the largest international investor in Qatar and its commitment to supporting the Qatar National Vision 2030 in each of its four pillars.

  • Qatar National Research Fund collaborates with doha international...

    Qatar National Research Fund and the Doha International Family Institute , members of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development , have announced their collaboration for the launch of a new research grant focused on the Arab family and policy related issues. Osra, which means family in Arabic, is the new DIFI-QNRF joint funded grant and will prioritise research aimed at developing knowledge about the Arab family.




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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