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is a sovereign Arab state, located in the Middle East, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeasterly coast of the much larger Arabian Peninsula. Its sole land border is with Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf. A strait of the Persian Gulf separates Qatar from the nearby island state of Bahrain. Qatar has been ruled as an absolute monarchy by the Al Thani family since the mid-19th century. Formerly a British protectorate noted mainly for pearling, it became independent in 1971, and has become one of the region's wealthiest states due to its enormous oil and natural gas revenues. In 1995, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani became Emir when he seized power from his father, Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, in a peaceful coup d'état. The most important positions in Qatar are held by the members of the Al Thani family, or close confidants of the al- Thani family. Beginning in 1992, Qatar has built intimate military ties with the United States, and is now the location of U.S. Central Command’s Forward Headquarters and the Combined Air Operations Center. Qatar has the world's highest per capita GDP and proven reserves of oil and natural gas. Qatar tops the list of World's richest countries by Forbes. In 2010, Qatar had the world's highest GDP per capita, while the economy grew by 19.40%, the fastest in the world. The main drivers for this rapid growth are attributed to ongoing increases in production and exports of liquefied natural gas, oil, petrochemicals and related industries. Qatar has the second-highest human development in the Arab World after the United Arab Emirates. In 2009, Qatar was the United States’ fifth-largest export market in the Middle East, trailing behind the U.A.E., Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. With a small citizen population of less than 300,000 people, Qatar workforce comprises expatriates from other Arab nations (20% of population), the Indian subcontinent (India 20%, Nepal 13%, Pakistan 7%, Sri Lanka 5%), Southeast Asia (Philippines 10%), and other countries (5%). Qatar has attracted an estimated $100 billion in investment, with approximately $60–70 billion coming from the U.S in the energy sector. It is estimated that Qatar will invest over $120 billion in the energy sector in the next ten years.

Capital DOHA
Currency Rial del Qatar (QAR)
Country code 00974
Spoken languages ​​ arabic

necessary, with residual validity of at least six months upon arrival in the country. If you are traveling with children is required, otherwise the visa refusal of entry and subsequent repatriation, on parents ' passport purposing photos of minor children enrolled if they have individual passports. For any changes related to the survival of the Passport you should request to be informed beforehand at the Embassy or Consulate of the country present in Italy or at your travel agent.


The situation is in general satisfactory. In Doha, there are three hospitals, female and General Hospital, geriatric and many dispensaries and private clinics. The reliability of medical equipment is generally good, while it is undergoing steady improvement the level of professionalism of the hospital staff. It is, however, appropriate to ensure that complex surgeries are carried out on the spot. It is recommended, therefore, to conclude, before embarking on your trip, health insurance to include, in addition to the coverage of medical costs, including any return air health or transfer in any other Country. Not in Qatar endemic diseases. Are readily available consumer drugs. WARNINGS We recommend that you: -• drink bottled mineral water while the water distributed by water (purified and desalinated seawater) and drinking; • drink plenty of fluids frequently during the summer months (water, tea, juice) to prevent the risk of dehydration;


It's the roaming service. The service is expensive, taking account also of high local rates. Holidays and daily time slot that goes from the hours 19.00 to 7.00 hours, applies a reduced rate.


The Qatar, like other countries in the Gulf region, is located in the "Saharan" climatic zone, characterized by very high temperatures, especially during the summer months and rainfall (about 70 mm per year). During the summer season, which runs from May to September inclusive, the maximum temperature exceeds 50° C with peaks of 90% humidity; in the months from December to March the minimum temperature may go down to 5° c. Due to the high temperature and sandstorms that can occur during the summer months (and sometimes even in winter), longer periods recommended for travel in the country are the month of November or February forwarded to the middle ' in April.


Driving Licence: You can drive with the Italian driving licence for a maximum period of one week and it is therefore advisable to bring international licence. You can also get a temporary local driving license (generally issued for the same period of validity of the visa), based on the Italian licence and after consideration of the view. Documents for temporary importation It required a carnet customs passage for vehicles imported temporarily. Links with Europe: the national airline, Qatar Airways, gave great impetus in recent years their presence in larger European cities. Links from and to Italy (Milan, Rome and Venice starting from June 15, 2011) are insured by daily flights. For more information, consult the site: Transport: transport is almost entirely privately owned. There is no train network. A popular taxi service (preferable to bus service whose network is still limited) ensures the circulation within the capital. It is appropriate to ensure that the driver understands English and knows the destination. Maintenance of the roads, especially those far removed from the uncrowded and city is not optimal. The most convenient way to travel within the country is by using a grip car rental costs vary depending on the type of vehicle. In any case they are mildly elevated.

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