Skip Navigation Link
close

For whom are you looking for services?

Visitor

  • Student Visitor
  • Tourist Visitor
  • Business Owner Visitor

Citizen

  • Parent Citizen
  • Business Owner Citizen
  • Employee Citizen

Resident

  • Parent Resident
  • Employee Resident
Now explore services 10x faster. Is this easy to understand?

Is this easy to understand?

Close Button
THE LAND OF OPPORTUNITIES

Welcome to Qatar

The State of Qatar is a sovereign and independent state in the Middle East, occupying a peninsula that juts into the Arabian Gulf. Since its complete independence from Britain in 1971, Qatar has emerged as one of the world's most important producers of oil and gas. It is an Islamic State whose laws and customs follow the Islamic tradition. Since 2013, the country has been governed by HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani.

Welcome To Qatar

Facts & Figures about Qatar

Icon
Location and geography

Qatar is a peninsula state located amid the western coast of the Arabian Gulf. Qatar's largest islands are Halul, Shraouh and Al-Asshat.

Icon
Topography

The land mainly has rocky plains, covered with a range of low limestone outcroppings such as in Jebel Dukhan and Jebel Fuwairit.

Icon
Area

Qatar occupies an area of 11,521 square kilometres.

Icon
Capital City

Qatar’s capital city is Doha (in Arabic, ad-Dawḥa, which means ‘the big tree’).

Icon
Climate

Qatar has a desert climate with hot summers, warm winters and scarce rainfall.

Icon
Language

Arabic is the official language of the country, though English is widely spoken.

Icon
Religion

Islam is the official religion of the State of Qatar, and the Islamic Law (Sharia) shall be the principal source of its legislation.

Icon
Population

Qatar has a population of more than 2,6 million.

Icon
Major Cities

Doha (capital), Al-Wakrah, Al-Khor, Dukhan, Al-Shamal, Msaieed, Ras Lafan and others.

Icon
National Day

Qatar National Day is celebrated in the 18th of December every year.

Icon
Official Working Hours

In Qatar, the official working hours are eight. However, in Ramadan working hours are five.

Icon
Public Holidays

Fridays and Saturdays, Qatar National Day, National Sport Day, Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha

Icon
Local Time

Arabian Standard Time (AST), with a UTC of +3:00

Icon
Electric Current

220 – 240 + 6V/50Hz. A mix of plugs: 3-pin square and 2-pin round designs.

Icon
Economy

Due to its substantial reserves of oil and gas, Qatar has one of the highest incomes per capita in the world.

HH the Amir Image
HH the Amir

The Amir is the Head of State…

Read More
Government Image
Government

The State of Qatar’s government apparatus consists of …

Read More
National Vision 2030  Image
National Vision 2030

Qatar National Vision 2030 is a master vision…

Read More
National Flag Image
National Flag

This flag has a unique story and a long history…

Read More

Catch up with latest news and events and find useful information about life in Qatar