Interesting Facts About Qatar

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The country presents a combination of tradition and modernity that's challenging to find elsewhere in the World. Qatar honors its legacy but still offers newbies and visitors trendy amenities, lodgings and infrastructure, and a blend of global cultures, cuisines, and lifestyles.

Qatar is a Muslim estate where Islamic culture is followed in daily life. Prayers take place five times, and the accurate timing changes each day according to the sun's position.

Ramadan in Qatar is splendid and blissful, with special embellishments across the country. Moreover, Qataris mention Sha'ban (the 14th day of the Hijri calendar) with Al Naflah. Likewise, families ready platters of conventional foodstuffs and share them with neighbors and needy people.

Qatar Airways is The Best Airline in the World

Qatar Airways is a national airline, and it operates domestic and international flights. The airline presents a Luxurious traveling mode.

Qatar is the first Arab Country to Host FIFA  World Cup 2022

One of the most thrilling occasions in football is the FIFA Worldcup. Countries worldwide expect to be the next ones to host it, and in 2022, Qatar will be the first Arab country to control this big sports event.

Not only that, but it will likewise be the smallest country ever to host it and the only one to keep it in the wintertime. Similarly, it will be the first-ever carbon-neutral World Cup. Qatar has sponsored this event enough, and it pledges to be a great World Cup when the time arrives.

A Huge Teddy Bear at Hamad International Airport

When you arrive in Doha, you see a huge teddy bear in the main terminal of the Hamad International Airport. The tourists admire this piece of art. The average cost of this artistic piece is 6.8 million U.S. dollars, and its weight is almost 20 tons.

Qatar is Declared the Safest Country in the World

It is an honor for Qatar to be ranked as the safest country globally for the third time in 2020.

Top Key Facts About Qatar

  • Doha is the capital city of Qatar.
  • The area is 11,571 Sq Km.
  • Its currency is the Qatari Riyal.
  • Its population is 2.881 million (2020).
  • The dialing code is +974
  • Emergency telephone numbers
  • Police, Fire, Ambulance 
  • Helpline Number 999
  • Traffic and Patrol Police department
  • Dial 4890666

The Cultural Values of Qatar

  • The dressing attitude in Qatar is relaxed, with a recommendation to wear a civilized dress.
  • Interestingly, bargaining is in trend in souqs and other traditional markets.
  • All commercial and business activities shut down during Friday prayers timing.
  • Visitors can go to Hamad General Hospital for healthcare and medical services in an emergency.
  • Qatar has introduced a commercial 5G network and free Wi-Fi facility at Hamad International Airport, and at most public places, in malls, restaurants, and parks.
  • Qatar is an Arab country. So the official language is Arabic. However, English is commonly spoken in public places.
  • The country has very affection and respect for religious aspects, events, Ramadan, and Islamic festivals.
  • The majlis is one of the most significant rooms in Qatari life. The majlis is a separate room that allows visitors to avoid the more private spaces in the house. Visitors in the majlis are served dates and Arabic coffee in a characteristically shaped pot in small cups with no holds.
  • Smoking is restricted in all public areas, including museums, sports courts, shopping centers, and restaurants. Violators have to pay a fine between QAR 1000-3000.
  • The national dish of Qatar is Machboos.

General Facts About Qatar

  • Third-best airport in the World Hamad International Airport
  • Qatar has no forests
  • It is a country where the sea meets the desert
  • The national animal is the Arabian Oryx
  • Qatar has very cheap gas
  • Qatar has the longest-drilled oil well in the World
  • Qatar's flag is unusual and owns great importance
  • Only 12 % of the population are Qataris
  • 99% of the Qatari residents live in Doha
  • The Doha Tower has no central core
  • The country's name dates back to 50 AD
  • The weekend falls on Fridays and Saturdays
  • Doha has the longest continuous cycle path in the World
  • Qatar has a gorgeous string of pearls
  • The governing family has been in power since 1868
  • Qataris love to use robots for the camel racing
  • Qatar owns many properties in London, England
  • In Qatar, you will enjoy the desert safari adventure
  • Qatar has a lot of beaches

Qatar Weather

Qatar has a desert climate with sunshine, extreme summers, and mild winters. Average monthly temperatures go from 17°C in January to 36°C in July, sometimes reaching highs of 40°C+ during the summer months.

Qatar Is the Second Flattest Country in the World

You've probably noticed that the country is rather flat, but you probably didn't realize just how flat it is. It's the second flattest country globally, with its most elevated point only 338 ft.

The Residents of Al Khor Island Were the Foremost To Create Purple Shellfish Dye

Al Khor Island is one of Qatar's most lovely locations to visit. Archaeologists have revealed objects dating back to the second millennium BC. The area was the first to make purple shellfish dye in the World, so it's also known as Purple Island.

Khor Al Adaid Is One of the Only Locations Where the Sea Meets the Desert

The dunes of the desert are always astonishing, but Khor Al Adaid, or the Inland Sea, is additionally special. The place, which was declared a nature reserve in 2007, is one of the few locations where the sea meets the desert.

Qatar Is One of the Richest Countries

Looking around at the amazing skyscrapers and stunning towers and projects like The Pearl-Qatar, it should come as no surprise to you that Qatar is one of the richest countries in the World.

Moreover, according to the International Monetary Fund's 2020 estimates, Qatar's gross domestic product (GDP) per capita is a whopping $138,910, putting it well ahead of Luxembourg's $112,045 in second place. Also, unsurprisingly, much of this wealth comes from petroleum and natural gas sources, which account for more than 60 percent of GDP.

The Real Estate Business Scope in Qatar

Qatar has a broad vision and marketing trends for Real Estate Business. Investors like to invest in real estate through property transactions, and it, directly and indirectly, increases the Gross National income of Qatar.

Qatar Offer Lot of Adventure

In Qatar, you will enjoy a lot of adventures like, 

  • Hot Air Balloon Ride
  • Jet Skiing
  • Sailing
  • Wakeboarding
  • Quad Biking
  • Camel Ride
  • Kite-Surfing
  • Skydiving
  • Rock Climbing
  • Dune Bashing
  • Paragliding & Sand Skiing
  • Scuba Diving

Qatar offers a lot more adventures. You will visit and enjoy it more.

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