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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

  • Leaders greet Yemen president

    Doha: Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani sent a cable of congratulations to Yemeni President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi on his country's National Day. Deputy Emir H H Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Thani sent a similar cable to Hadi.

  • QRC celebrates Red Cross and Red Crescent Day

    Doha: Qatar Red Crescent marked World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day over 10 days under the theme 'Our Principles in Action' in tandem with 188 national societies around the world. The day is commemorated in May, under the umbrella of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent and International Committee of the Red Cross.

  • Aspirea s skateboarding and BMXing contest ends today

    Farhan Al Sayed, Founder and Patron, QES. RIGHT: One of the participants in action during the BMX Skateboarding competition at Aspire yesterday.

  • Qatari lawyers attend training

    DOHA: The Qatar International Court , the Ministry of Justice and BARBRI launched a collaboration to develop and deliver professional legal training in the country. The first programme was held in the court from May 17 to 21. It was opened by Justice Dr Hassan Al Sayed, Faisal Rashid Al Sahouti, CEO, QIC, Maryam Yousif Arab, Manager, Legal and Judicial Studies Centre of the ministry, and Sarah Hutchinson, Managing Director, BARBRI.

  • QE index falls 72.37 points past week, Ezdan gains

    DOHA: Qatar Exchange main index lost 72.37 points, or 0.58 percent, during the past week to close at 12,443.49 points yesterday. The real estate sector was the only gainer, supported Ezdan and Mazaya Real Estate Development by 3.08 percent and 2.54 respectively.




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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