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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

  • O U O O Uoeu...Uoeo O O O UOEO3 O3O U O Uoeo U...O U O O O1O Uoeo Ooredoo...

    Ooredoo's coaching clinic initiative with Paris-Saint Germain has rolled-out across the MENA region over the past month, delighting and engaging young footballers with sessions in Tunisia and Qatar. "Paris Saint-Germain Academy brought to you by Ooredoo" went to Tunisia in November and took place in Doha, Qatar twice in 2014.

  • Qatar Rail celebrates the National Day in atmosphere of solidarity

    On the occasion of Qatar National Day, marked on the 18th of December 2014, and in honor of the tremendous achievements of the state, Qatar Railways Company held its annual celebration in the Headquarters of the company in the presence of Eng. Abdullah Abdulaziz Subaie, Managing Director and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Qatar Rail, and Eng.

  • Qatar Foundation Academies participate in National Day Celebrations

    Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development's Academies have taken part in National Day celebrations by hosting traditional and educational activities to commemorate Qatar's culture and legacy. QF members Qatar Academy Doha, Qatar Academy Sidra, Qatar Academy Al Wakra, Qatar Academy Al Khor, Qatar Academy Msheireb, Awsaj Academy, Qatar Leadership Academy and Qatar Music Academy organised a diverse range of activities to mark the nation's pride celebrating National Day.

  • Middle East, 7:50 AMUS Unfreezes Egypt Ties, Egypt Eyes Qatar Reconciliation

    On two different fronts Egypt made military and political gains on Saturday, with news that America unfroze a previous deal delivering ten Apache attack helicopters and sending an ambassador to Cairo, and that Egypt's ties with its traditional rival Qatar were advanced. The delivery of the Apaches was announced Saturday by security sources, after the US back in April unfroze military deals with the Nile state.

  • UDC sponsors "white book" on CSR in Qatar

    United Development Company , one of the leading Qatari shareholding companies and a firm, socially responsible establishment, has signed a silver sponsorship agreement with Dar Al-Sharq to support the publication of the White Book Qatar 2014, issued annually to shed light on Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, activities and programs emanating from companies and social organizations in the State of Qatar. As a company playing a key role in the country's development, UDC's business practices are closely aligned to the wider goals of sustainable economic and social development in Qatar.




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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