Located in Western Asia, Qatar is the world’s largest exporter of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) and also one of if not the, wealthiest countries in the world. Comprising mostly of sandy plains, it is also known for its cutting-edge skyscrapers and contemporary architecture.
Country Code: +974
Time Zone: GMT +3 (5 hours behind Singapore)
Peak Travel Period: Nov – Apr
Four Seasons: No
Currency: Qatari riyal, QAR (QR)
Tap water: Safe to drink
AC Socket Type: Type D & G – 240V & 50Hz
The dominant language is Arabic, with Persian being the second language. Although both languages are native to modern Qatar, Arabic is official language. English is used by most people when carrying out business and in the tourism industry.
- Hello – Hala
- Thank you – Shukran
- Good bye – Ma’assalama
- Let’s go/Come on/Hurry up – Yalla
- Amazing/Cool/Magical – Ajeeb
- How much? – Kam?
- Sorry – Muta’ assef