Country: Qatar

Population: 907,229

Capital: Doha

Time Zone: UTC+3

Currency Name: Qatari rial (QAR)

Government Type: Emirate

Languages: Arabic (official), English commonly used as a second language

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

Religion: Muslim 77.5%, Christian 8.5%, other 14%

Major Cities: Doha

Phone Country Code: 974

Health Concerns:

Official Tourism Website:

High Travel Season: November

Voltage: 240 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: d, g

Major Holidays:

Misc Fact / Good to Know: Many women in the Gulf, say they prefer Qatari men. They are considered to be gentle, romantic, well dressed, and completely giving (read: rich).