Qatar is a small country in the Middle East, located on the Persian Gulf and bordering Saudi Arabia. The country is an absolute monarchy ruled by the Al Thani royal family. The enormous revenues from oil and gas reserves have made Qatar one of the richest countries in the world measured per capita. The country counts 2.8 million inhabitants, the vast majority lives in the capital of Doha. The emirate’s flag carrier is Qatar Airways, which was founded in the 1990s by the royal family of Qatar. Qatar Airways is based at Doha Hamad International Airport, this modern airport opened in 2014. At the end of 2022, Qatar will host the FIFA World Cup, football matches will be played in eight stadiums.
Practical information about Qatar:
Time zone: Arabia Standard Time +3
Currency: Qatari riyal
National Day: 18 December
What are the busiest airports in Qatar?
|Doha Hamad International Airport||DOH||38,786,422|