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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.

 

 

Map of Qatar

 

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

  • Figaro signs franchise deal with Qatar firm for expansion in the Middle East

    Figaro Coffee Co., a Filipino chain of coffee shops and restaurants, has signed a franchise agreement with Qatar-based Fahad Bin Abdulla Group of Companies that will allow Figaro to expand its presence in the Middle East. The deal, which was sealed on September 10 in Qatar, will allow Figaro to put up as many as 40 stores in the Gulf Cooperation countries, such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman in the next 10 years.

  • Ooredoo extends Shahry promotion [Peninsula, The (Qatar)]

    Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Doha: Ooredoo extended the Shahry Super Pack SIM promotion until October 21, according to a press release issued by the telecom firm yesterday. Since the launch of the promotion in August, Ooredoo has seen an unprecedented surge for the Shahry Super Pack, with many prepaid customers making the leap to postpaid due to the promotions value-packed benefits.

  • Labor office welcomes decline in HSWs in Qatar

    THE Department of Labor and Employment welcomed Sunday the decline in the number of Filipino household service workers deployed to Qatar in 2013. In a statement, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said the number of HSWs being sent to Qatar has drastically decreased from 33,303 verified employment contracts for domestic workers in 2012, to only 3,967 in 2013.

  • UN council briefed on Qatar's steps to protect workers' rights

    DOHA: Qatar's human rights committee says challenges remain in protecting workers' rights in the country as many smaller contracting companies often run by non-Qataris fail to respect their workers' rights. "There are challenges facing the protection of workers' rights," said Dr Ali bin Smaikh Al Marri, Chairman, Qatar's National Human Rights Committee.

  • Al Jazeera Responds to Al Gore's Lawsuit

    The two Al's - Al Jazeera and Al Gore - agree on one thing: When Current TV was purchased in January 2013, Al Jazeera America was most interested in acquiring favorable But that's pretty much the only thing that the two sides see eye-to-eye on these days. According to Gore and his partner, "ill-advised, one-sided" agreement with Time Warner Cable, which set off "most favored nation" obligations to other distributors.

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.

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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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