Travel Information for Qatar
Time zone:GMT +3 (Qatar standard time) Daylight savings:    None
Main languages:Arabic
Currency: Qatari rials (QAR)

1 = QAR4.06, $1 = QAR3.64, £1 = QAR0.00

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.qaInternational Dialling Code:    974

For help planning your trip to Qatar including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Qatar trip planning page.

Further information on Qatar

Discover more about Qatar - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of qatar

Total area: 11,437 sq km (0 sq km under water)

Coastline: 563 km (Persian Gulf)

Neighbours (border lengths): Saudi Arabia (60km)

Climate: Arid climate with very hot, humid summers and mild, pleasant winters.

Highest mountain: Qurayn Abu al Bawl (103m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Qatar from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldNot Free -
Democracy IndexAuthoritarian regime 136/167
Economic FreedomMostly Free 32/179
Press FreedomDifficult situation 113/179
ILGA LGBT rightsNo rights -
Corruption PerceptionsLow corruption 26/174
Overall Ranking:    128/195

Other Data & Links

Full name: State of Qatar     Status: Independent Country

Population: 2,123,160 (rank: 142/196)     Density: 185.6 people/sq km (rank: 50/196)

Ethnic groups: Arab 40%, Indian 18%, Pakistani 18%, Iranian 10%, other 14%

Religions: Muslim 77.5%, Christian 8.5%, other 14% (2004 census)

GDP (PPP): $198.7 billion       GDP per capita: $102,100 (rank: 1/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.