Qatar

A Perfect Mix in Time

Imagining what Doha is like is really not possible unless you’ve had the good fortune of walking along the city’s Corniche on a not-too-hot summer's day, with the breeze tickling your hair and the Arabian Gulf lapping peacefully at your feet. The city's Corniche - the nearly seven kilometer promenade along the  coast - is a picture postcard indeed. It's an almost-surreal vision for joggers, walkers and those who cannot help but stroll and marvel at the architects, designers and workers who have built a spectacularly beautiful city out of the desert in such a short time, all the while maintaining some very traditional ways of life. Without a doubt, this city is amazing!

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 Full name: State of Qatar

 Population: 1.95 million (CIA, 2012)

 Capital: Doha

 Largest city: Doha

 Area: 11,586 sq.km. (4,473 sq. mi.)

 Major languages: Arabic, English

 Major religions: Muslim, Christian, Other

 Monetary unit: Qatari Rial

 GDP per capita: US $102,700

 Internet domain: .qa

 International dialling code: +974

 Source: CIA World Factbook