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Qatar - Country Quickfacts


Area:  11,571 km²
4,471 sq mi

Capital:

Doha
Country Code: 974
Country Population: 2,811,000
Credit Cards: All major credit and debit cards are accepted in large shops. Visa (Plus and Electron), MasterCard and Cirrus are accepted at ATMs of HSBC, the Qatar National Bank and the Commercial Bank of Qatar, which also accepts American Express and Diners Club cards.
Currency: Qatari riyal
Departure Tax:

60 QAR per passenger: Airport development fees for all departing passengers, including those transiting for up to 24 hours.

60 QAR per passenger: Passenger facilities fee for all departing passengers, including those transiting for up to 24 hours

10 QAR per passenger: Passenger safety and security fees for all departing passengers, including those transiting for up to 24 hours.

Drives on the: Right
Electricity:

220 - 240 V (UK configuration)

Ethnic Groups: 

40% Arab
36% South Asian
10% Iranian
14% Other

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Location:  It occupies the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, and shares its sole land border with neighbouring Gulf Cooperation Council monarchy Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf.
Official Language(s):

Arabic, English

Religion:

66% Islam
15% Hinduism
14% Christianity
3% Buddhism
2% Other

Time Zone:

Arabian Standard Time (UTC+3)

Tipping:

Most hospitality outlets in Qatar include a service charge in the bill upfront. However, a tip of 10-15% as a gesture of satisfaction is appreciated. It is recommended to carry cash for tipping. The locals do feel this is a very personal matter, but the following suggestions may be used as a guideline:

Drivers: we recommend a tip of USD 10-15 per group per day. 

Guide: we recommend USD 25 per group per day.



 


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