The country is centrally placed among the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which groups it with Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Oman. Qatar is a peninsula some 11,437 square kilometers in size, located halfway down the west coast of the Arabian Gulf.
The capital of Qatar, Doha is situated halfway down the east coast of the peninsula. It is an important cultural and commercial centre and enjoys excellent communications with the outside world through its modern seaport, airport and telephone links.
Oil and natural gas, the mainstays of the economy, account for roughly 70% of the country's export earnings. Although total oil reserves are somewhat modest in comparison to other Persian Gulf countries, Qatar is one of the largest natural-gas producers in the world.
A stable economy, strategic geographic location, and capital surplus make Qatar the ideal regional business hub.
The country has a moderate desert climate with hot summers and mild winters Winter nights can be cool, but temperatures rarely drop below 7 degrees Celsius Temperatures and humidity rise in coastal cities and towns during summer Rainfall is scarce (average 70mm per year), falling on isolated days mainly between October and March .
Languages and Religion
The official language of the country is Arabic. but English is widely spoken and understood All official documents (such as visa and residents permit applications) must be completed in Arabic Language & Religion Islam is the official religion of the try, and Shari’s (Islamic Law) is the principal source of legislation.
Legal tender in Qatar is the Qatari Riyal.
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Transport & Communication
The country is well served by Doha International Airport, which is located close to the centre of the city. Metered taxis and limousines are easy to find. There is a limited public transport system which operates between neighboring towns. Car hire companies are located at the airport and at all major hotels. For hotel bookings, please contact the IIR Hospitality Desk on tel: +971 4 407 2694 and +971 4 407 2710, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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