The City

Doha: the pearl of the Gulf

Doha is a place defined by the thriving development of technology and innovation, but which still celebrates its opulent traditions. This country is filled with exciting possibilities; from trips to the desert, natural attractions, historical museums, water sports, state-of-the-art sporting facilities, all combined with fine dining and top-notch shopping destinations.


Capital: Doha

Time Zone: GMT +3 hours

International Dialing Code: +974

Language(s): Official language, Arabic. English is widely spoken

Currency: Qatari Riyal (QAR)

Population: Around 1.6 million (2009 December estimate)

Driving: On the right side of the road