Qatar Travel Overview
Capital: Ad Dauha
Official language: Arabic
Continent: West Asia
Oil, car rally and marinas
Oil and sheikhs, most people think of that when they hear Qatar; but the picture has become more diverse in recent years.
According to Countryaah, Qatar is a peninsula in the Arabian Peninsula. Therefore, the country has, despite its central location in the middle of the Gulf of Aden only a single land border in the south to Saudi – Arabia.
Qatar is connected to international air traffic. If you want to enter the country with your own vehicle, you will need an entry visa for Qatar and a transit visa for Saudi Arabia. Both should get them in advance. It is much easier to borrow a rental car in Qatar.
The Iranian Bazaar is located in Doha, the capital of the country. You should definitely visit this if you are in town. You can also marvel at all kinds of modern architecture and a small old town.
Qatar is particularly popular with sailors, as it has a network of well-developed and modern marinas, such as “The Pearl” near Doha.
Every year in Qatar the “Middle East Rallye” Championship (MERC) attracts interested people and fans from all over the world. This rally attracts interested people and fans from all over the world.
Capital: Ad Dauha
Official language: Arabic
Riyal (100 dirhams)
ISO 4217 code
QAR / 634
Geo coordinates: N 25 ° 21 ‘17.4 ” E 51 ° 11’ 2″
Highest mountain: Quraryn Abu al Bawl (103 m)
Total area: 11,437 km²
Mainland: 11,437 km²
National border: 60 km
Coastline: 563 km
Dependency: Great Britain until 1971
UN member since: 1971
Other political affiliation: Arab League
Form of government: Absolute emirate
Export goods: oil
GDP: $ 32,454,700,000
GDP purchasing power parity: $ 27,820,000,000
Economic growth: 8.7%
GDP share of agriculture: 0.2%
GDP share of industry: 82.6%
GDP share of services: 17.2%
Inflation rate: 9.6%
State budget revenue: $ 4294967295
State budget expenditure: $ 4294967295
National debt: 29.8%
Export: $ 32.3 billion
Import: $ 7,380,000,000
Foreign debt: $ 23.7 billion
Gold and currency reserves: $ 5,377,000,000
Electricity consumption: 9,870 million KWh
Gas reserves: 8,388,607 million m³
Gas production: 36,300 million m³
Gas consumption: 13,300 million m³
Oil reserves: 16,000 million m³
Oil production: 776,000 million m³
Oil consumption: 36,000 million m³
Cultivation area: 1.91%
Sheep: 170,000 pieces
Fishing: 7,800 t
Residents in cities: 803,000
Average age: 31.7 years
0-14 years: 23.4%
15-64 years: 73%
> 65 years: 3.6%
Population growth: 2.5%
Birth rate: 15.56 / 1,000 residents
Death rate: 4.72 / 1,000 residents
Migration: 14.12 / 1,000 residents
Ratio men / women: 1.87
Fertility: 2.81 children / woman
Infant mortality: 18.04 ‰
Life expectancy men: 71.37 years
Life expectancy women: 76.57 years
Country codes and abbreviations
ISO 3166 Alpha 2: QA
ISO 3166 Alpha 3: QAT
ISO 3166 numeric: 634
Top Level Domain: qa
IOC country code: QAT
UN / LOCODE: QA
Telephone connections: 205,000
Cell Phones: 576,000
Internet users: 430,000
Paved roads: 1,564 km
Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 23
Number of doctors: 1,840
Daily food intake: 3.150 kcal / resident
Last sovereign since: 1971
Main religious group: Muslims
Prison inmates: 600
Armed forces (troop strength): 12,000
Main battle tank: 30th
Defense Spending: $ 1,525,000,000
Arriving by plane
The national airline Qatar Airways (QR) (Internet: www.qatarairways.com) flies from Berlin and Munich via Zurich to Doha, there are direct connections from Frankfurt and Vienna.
With the Star Alliance’s Middle East Airpass, travelers can explore Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Jordan, Qatar, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria and the United Arab Emirates on up to ten flights. More information is available on the Star Alliance website, www.staralliance.com.
With the Visit Middle East Pass from Allianz Oneworld, travelers can book any number of flights (at least 3 flights) with the participating airlines British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Qatar Airways and Royal Jordanian and travel to the following 12 countries: Egypt, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates.
Arrival by car
The road from Saudi Arabia to Qatar is not very good and often not passable in the rainy season. There is also a road to the United Arab Emirates that is currently unusable.
Buses operated by the Saudi Arabian Public Transport Co (Saptco) (tel: 454 5000; website: www.saptco.com.sa) go to neighboring countries; Tickets are available online.
The completion of a new connection road from Qatar to Bahrain is planned for 2022.
Arrival by ship
The largest international ports are Doha and Umm Said. Doha is called as part of cruises.
Hamad International Airport: equivalent to € 8.30 per passenger (included in the price of the flight ticket).
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On the way by car / bus
The road network is difficult to drive during the rainy season. Tourists should only undertake trips into the desert and difficult-to-access areas, especially in the north and west of Qatar, with the help of a local tour operator or acquaintances who are familiar with the area, and always with several vehicles and with ample supplies of petrol and drinking water.
Bus: Modern, air-conditioned buses from Mowasalat (Internet: http://www.mowasalat.com/) connect the larger cities.
Taxis are turquoise with a silver roof and belong to Mowasalat. They have taximeters, but can also be rented by the hour.
Rental carare available from local and international car rental companies at the airport and through hotels.
Documentation: International driver’s license that allows cars to be rented for up to 7 days. A temporary driver’s license can be issued upon presentation of your own driver’s license.