Qatar is a small Arab country located on the western shore of the Arabian Gulf. It has a total land area of approximately 6,286 square kilometers. Its capital city of Doha is known for its futuristic skyscrapers and other ultramodern architecture.

Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar
Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar | Photo by Shahin Olakara under creative commons

Key Facts About Qatar

Location Middle East – Western Asia
CurrencyQatari Rial
Currency Conversion1QAR = 0.27USD
ClimateSubtropical dry, hot desert climate with low annual rainfall, very high temperatures in summer and mild in winter
Population2.7 million (2019 est.)
LanguageArabic is the National Language

Top Tourist Attractions in Qatar

  • Katara Cultural Village
  • The Pearl
  • Museum of Islamic Art
  • Doha Desert
  • The Golden Mosque
  • Qatar National Museum
  • Al Jassasiya Carvings, Al- Ruwais
  • Al Wakra Museum
  • Al- Zubarah
  • Al- Zubarah Fortress

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