Discover Qatar

About Qatar

The State of Qatar is a sovereign and independent state in the Middle East, occupying a peninsula that juts into the Persian Gulf. Since its complete independence from Britain in the 20th century, 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 following the Islamic tradition. Since 1995, the country has been governed by Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the eighth Emir from the Al-Thani family. The People...

Visiting Qatar

Qatar is centrally located on the globe, close to Europe, Africa and Asia. Airplanes from around the world touch down on Doha International Airport every day, making Qatar the perfect place for layovers and visits. Qatar is also an important business hub, most notably for its robust oil and gas industry. Many trade shows and business conferences take place in Doha throughout the year. In planning a trip to Qatar, it is important to acquire a valid visa. The application for this visa c...

Sports

Qatar made sports history in 2010 when it became the first Middle Eastern and Arab country to win the bid to host the FIFA World Cup. Already a passionate nation for sports – having hosted many international tournaments over the years, including the 15th Asian Games in 2006 – Qatar will completely transform itself once again to welcome the world's greatest sporting event in 2022! As expected, football is one of Qatar's favorite sports. There are 20 club teams in Qatar ...

Arts and Culture

Qatar's arts and culture has a lot in common with its Bedouin neighbors across the Arabian Peninsula. Qatar's longstanding relations and cultural exchange with countries in Africa and the Indian subcontinent have also influenced its folklore and popular art.The recent and current influx of expatriates from around the world is also having an effect on Qatar's cultural landscape. The recent openings of the Museum of Islamic Art, Katara Cultural Village and Mathaf Arab Modern Art...

Conferences and Exhibitions

Qatar is a regional hub for conferences and exhibitions. It hosts many key international conferences on a range of topics from education to finance to social services. Qatar Tourism Authority is targeting an increase of 20% in the number of visitors over the next five years. As part of this plan, Qatar is investing billions of dollars into tourism infrastructure, including the construction of luxury hotels, resorts and meeting facilities. Qatar International Exhibition Center 15,000...

Tourist Attractions

Qatar is surrounded by natural and man-made wonders. There is plenty to see and do in the country. Pleasant surprises await visitors of all ages in and out of Doha. The Desert and Inland Sea Make a trip into the desert to experience the peaceful beauty of gold-colored sand dunes and the inland sea. Adventurous types may get their thrills from extreme driving over the sand dunes, which can feel like going on a rollercoaster. The Corniche One of the most beautiful areas of Doha is t...

iParks

Public Internet, accessible by Wi-Fi, is available in five parks in Qatar. Anyone visiting one of these lovely parks can send e-mail, shop online, surf the internet or chat at no cost. Sheraton Park Sheraton Park is located on the Corniche just south of the Sheraton roundabout. Rumailah Park Rumailah Park is located south of Al Bidda Park, where Rumaillah Street intersects with the Corniche. Dahl Al Hamam Park Dahl Al Hamam Park in North Madinate Khalifa, off ...