Qatar at a Glance

‏The State of Qatar is located on the eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It is a nation that blends tradition with modernity and over the past few decades has witnessed rapid growth and transformation in its economy, foreign policy, and social fabric.

Skyline of Doha, the State of Qatar

Doha is the Capital City of Qatar

Doha is home to more than half of Qatar’s population and is the country’s main business and cultural hub. Other cities include Al Wakrah, Al Khor, Al Shamal, Dukhan, Msaieed, and Ras Laffan.

Languages Spoken

Arabic is the official language of Qatar, but English is widely spoken as a second language.

Qatar’s flag, the State of Qatar

The National Flag of the State of Qatar

Qatar’s flag consists of two colours: ‘Al Adam’ (maroon) with a broad white serrated band (nine white points or isosceles triangles) on the hoist side.

The Coat of Arms
of the State of Qatar

The Coat of Arms of the State of Qatar depicts a variety of meanings and values of different geographical and cultural connotations. It reflects an interactive and harmonious interface between wild and marine lives. It also depicts the palm tree height and its sense of giving, recalling of Arab mightiest swords, the sense of dignity and safe haven.

Qatar National Holidays

Qatar National Day

Qatar National Day commemorates the founding of the State of Qatar by the founder Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed bin Thani on 18 December 1878.

Qatar National Sports Day

The Qatar National Sports Day encourages citizens and residents of Qatar to live an active and healthy lifestyle, all while uniting the diverse communities across the country. Celebrated on the second Tuesday of February each year, Qatar is one of the first countries in the world to celebrate sport through a public holiday.

The Qatari Constitution



An Arab State

Qatar is an independent sovereign Arab State. Its religion is Islam, and the Sharia Law shall be the principal source of its legislation. Its political system is democratic. The Arabic language shall be its official language. The people of Qatar are part of the Arab nation.



State Capital

The capital of the State is Doha City; and it may be transferred to any other place by a law. The State shall exercise its sovereignty on its territory and it may not relinquish its sovereignty neither may it cede any part of its territory.



Visual Identity

The Law shall specify the flag, emblem, decorations and badges of the State, and the National Anthem.



Official Currency

The Law shall determine the financial and banking systems of the State and specify its official currency.



State Sovereignty

The State shall preserve its independence, sovereignty, territorial safety and integrity, security and stability, and shall defend itself against aggression.




The State shall respect international charters and conventions and shall strive to implement all international agreements, charters and conventions to which it is party.