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Qatar Info

ADMINISTRATIVE/COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Doha

GEOGRAPHY

Located near major petroleum deposits in the east of Arabia, Qatar is a peninsula. Qatar has a coast line of nearly 563kms and the total land area comes to around 11,437 sq Kms.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 1.6 Million. Muslims account for about 77.5% of the population.

CLIMATE

Summer at Qatar (June to sep) is very hot while the rain fall will be very low, the maximum Temperature will easily reach 40C or higher. Spring and Autunm tend to be warm while Winter is Cooler with Occasional rainfall.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Arabic is the official language.  English is the most common second language , and most locals would be able to speak basic English.

LOCAL TIME

GMT+3 hrs throughout the year.

BUSINESS HOURS

Government: 7 AM to 2 PM(Sat- Wed)
General: 8AM to 12PM & 4PM to 7PM (Sat-Thur)

HOLIDAYS
National Day: December 18th
Independance Day: september 3rd

Based on the lunar calandar:
Eid Ul-Fitr
Ed Ul-Adha

CURRENCY

Qatar Riyal

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/Medical/Fire: 999

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