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Qatar rental properties are primarily found in the major metropolitan areas of Qatar. Common rental types found in Qatar are apartments, studios, lofts, one bedrooms, two bedrooms, condos, houses for rent, mobile homes, hotel rooms, vacation rental, furnished rentals short term rentals. Regions and cities if Qatar where housing rentals are found are All Cities, Al Ghuwayriyah, Jarayan al Batinah, Al Jumayliyah, Al Khawr, Musayid, Ar Rayyan, Ash Shamal, Umm Salal, Al Wakrah. Vacation rentals, short term rentals and furnished housing are more common in the metropolitan areas of Qatar.

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Qatar Information

Qatar is originated on the Persian Gulf with United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia as the borders. The capital city of Qatar is Doha. Muslim is the major religion of this country and the next one is Christian. This country economy is based on the revenue generated from the oil and natural gas companies. The major economy roughly 70 percent is raised from the oil export business. The chemical industries, steel plants, cement factories and fertilizer mills based on the revenue generated from the export business. The majority of people lived in Qatar are Arabs, Indians, Pakistanis and Iranians. Arabic is the official language of Qatar, but English is the most popular by using many Arabs. Qatar is one of the few Monarchical states in the world that mean supreme powers are held in the hands of monarch. Qatar gained independence in 1971 and the present population of this country is 840,926. The major attractions of this country are located in Doha including Corniche Bay is a magnificent beach having 7kms long, the famous Al Bida Park, Ethnographic Museum usually known as the Wind Tower House, the Qatar National Museum, the Doha Fort and the unusual Palm Tree Island.

Qatar Recreation, Culture and Attractions

The sports culture of Qatar is based on the traditional sports of Arabia's desert society include Arabian horse racing, camel racing, and falconry. Some of the Western sports like basketball, golf, handball, football, swimming, table tennis, track and volleyball are played by many people and it also hosts several annual sporting events such as tennis, golf and automobile racing. Qatar hosts the World Cup football competition in 2022. This country has well developed in media and publishing sectors. The Government owned radio and television sectors is broadcasted in Arabic, English, French and Urdu languages. The Satellite television transmissions from outside the country are easily adoptable through local providers and Qatar receives radio services from the neighboring Gulf States and from international broadcasters as the BBC World Service. Qatar has Arabic culture because it is a Gulf country but in recent years Qatar adopt different cultures and traditions by changing the time and people. Qatar attractions are easily exhibit their beautiful culture and are famous for its heritage. Qatar attractions give an insight into the historical background of the country and many attractions exhibit the history of wildlife in Qatar. The Aga Khan Award is a prestigious award given to the Qatar attraction that specifies the work towards improving the unique culture of the region.

Qatar Demographics

Qatar Total Population - 840,926
Qatar Arab Population - 40%
Qatar Indian Population - 18%
Qatar Pakistani Population - 18%
Qatar Iranian Population - 10%
Qatar other Population - 14%

Qatar Education

Qatar provides advanced education system affiliated with major well developed countries. Qatar Foundation for Education controls the education system in Qatar and is controlled by the Science and Community Development. Doha is the education city and occupies an area of 14 million square meters. This education city holds the education system with institutes offering courses from schooling till the research level. This system has different branches of the leading universities of the world. The education system serves as the center of excellence in Qatar and it motivate students in the critical GCC region. This region provides opportunities to different universities in order to share research facilities and also improving the relationships with various institutions and business sectors in the public and private sectors. The Education city Doha has major US university branches at the Virginia Commonwealth University, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Georgetown University and Carnegie Mellon University. Some of the institutes focus on various branches such as science and research are RAND-Qatar Policy Institute, Qatar National Research Fund and Qatar Science and Technology. Al Jazeera Children's Channel and Doha Debates are the two major educational institutions in Qatar.

Qatar Symbols

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Qatar History

Once upon a time Qatar was controlled by the sheikhs of Bahrain, but the 1867 war broke out the people and their rulers. In order to maintain peace in the Persian Gulf, the British installed Muhammad ibn Thani al-Thani as a head of a leading Qatari family as the region's ruler. At the time of 1893, the Ottoman Turks made incursions into Qatar, but the emir successfully deflected them. Emir agreed to allow the Qatar to become a British protectorate in 1916. In 1940's Oil was discovered and bringing wealth to the country at the time of 1950s and 1960s. The major income is gained from the oil exports which is nearly 85%. In 1971 Qatar was joined in the other emirates of the Trucial Coast to become a part of the United Arab Emirates. Qatar consent to the international forces to use Qatar becomes a major one during the 1991 Persian Gulf War and that border dispute erupted with Saudi Arabia was cleared in Dec. 1992. In 1994 Qatar signed a defense pact with the U.S. in order to becoming the third Gulf state. In 1995 the king based ruling was started. Qatar is homed to Al Jazeera, the popular and controversial Arabic satellite television network. Qatar introduced its constitution on June 9, 2005 according to the guarantees freedom of expression, assembly and religion and calls for a 45-seat parliament. Thirty of the seats will be filled in democratic elections, and the remaining seats are filled by the emir.

Qatar Tourism

The Qatar has very popular tourist attractions in order to attract the tourists, most of the people attract for its stunning desert landscapes and its hospitable people. The tourism in Qatar specifies many beaches located around the Arab coastline signify as relaxing spot. The individual sports like golf and the indoor sports like buff are recreation sections and so many indoor games like bowling alleys, snooker tables, billiards, squash and tennis. All these are provided by the tourism authority to create the pleasant environment to the visitors. Here the tourist may enjoy with ice skating rinks as their wish. The Oryx is the national animal of the Arab emirate. The Oryx farm located in Shahaniya attracts the visitors from all over the world. The Qatar tourism involves visiting the many historical places of the country. The popular attractions include the Marroub Fort, Al-Ghuwair Castle, Al-Zubarah, Al-Thughb Fort, Barzan Tower, Al-Jassasiya, Al-Wajbah Fort, Al-Rakiyat Fort and Umm Salal Mohammed Fort. The islands around the Qatari mainland are also the famous visiting places in the region. The most exciting islands are the Ishat Island, Haloul Island, Alia Island, Al-Saflia Island and Shra'o Island. Most of this country tourist spots are located in Doha, the capital city of Qatar.

Qatar Transportation

Qatar doesn't have any well equipped transportation facilities. Qatar government started the Taxi Company in 2002 named as Mowasalat which is solely owned by the government to facilitate "Integrated Ground Transport Services" for through out country. At the earlier stage of transportation it has 3,000 privately owned orange taxis but emergence services of the Mowasalat made great changes in transportation in Qatar. Present Mowsalat operating 1800 taxi sedans and there are also have the airport taxis. Another transportation service provided by Qatar is Doha Limousine Service which operates 100 standard limousines and 200 VIP units which offer transportation facilities from Doha International Airport to the major hotels. Three different modes of transportation services are available in Qatar. Those are buses, taxis and limousines and Mowasalat is the owner of all these services and some of them are owned by limousine companies. Qatar another mode of transportation is private taxis which may be a suitable way to go around the country. Limos is the another way of transportation but is the more expensive choice in which hiring charges are starting at 30 Riyals. Qatar provides another way of transportation is hiring a car. It has many agencies which offer this though the prices can be around 1500 Riyals per month.

Qatar Taxes

Qatar Income Tax - 10%
Qatar Corporate Tax - 10%
Qatar General items import Tax - 4%
Qatar Cement import Tax - 20%
Qatar Steel import Tax - 20%
Qatar Urea import Tax - 30%
Qatar Records and musical instruments import Tax - 15%

Qatar Universities

Texas A&M University at Qatar, Doha, Qatar - 300 students
Qatar University, Doha, Qatar - 8,000 students

Qatar Religions

Qatar Muslim Population is 77.5%
Qatar Christian Population is 8.5%
Qatar other Population is 14%

Qatar Provinces

Ad Dawhah, Qatar - Population 339,847
Al Ghuwariyah, Qatar - Population 2,159
Al Jumaliyah, Qatar - Population 13,085
Al Khawr, Qatar - Population 31,547
Al Wakrah, Qatar - Population 31,009

Qatar Government

Qatar has a traditional monarchy as a government system. It consists of 10 municipalities Ad Dawhah, Al Ghuwayriyah, Al Jumayliyah, Al Khawr, Al Wakrah, Ar Rayyan, Jarayan al Batinah, Madinat ash Shamal, Umm Sa'id and Umm Salal as administrative divisions. Qatar got the independence on September 3, 1971 from UK and then September 3rd is declared as a national holiday. The constitution of this country was approved by public referendum on 29 April 2003 and was introduced by Emir on 8 June 2004, effectively working on 9 June 2005 onwards. Qatar Legal system is discretionary system of law regulated by Amir. It have some civil codes are being implemented; the Islamic law dominates family and personal matters. Each and every one with 18 years and beyond has a right to vote. The total legal system is regulated by three major branches such as Executive, Legislative branch and judicial branch. The Executive branch consists of Amir Serve as the head of the state and he holds the responsibilities of Minister of Defense, Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, Prime Minister and cabinet. Legislative branch consists of unicameral Advisory Council with 45-members Consultative Council. Public would elect two-thirds of the council members and the remaining members are selected by Amir. Judicial branch consists of two court systems such as civil and Islamic laws were merged under a higher court, the Court of Cassation, established for appeals.

Qatar Geography

Qatar is an independent state in the Southern Arabian Gulf having the boundaries of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Iran. This country is originated at the midway along the western coast of the Arabian Gulf. It is situated 11,437 square kilometers on a limestone peninsula towards north about 160 kilometers into the Gulf. The latitudes and longitudes of this are having latitudes 24.27° - 26.10° north and longitudes 50.45° - 51.40° east. The coastline length of this country is 550 kilometers long bounds the country to the west, north and east. Doha is the capital city of this country and the total population of this country is 742,883. Due to the raising of population the economic structure is gradually increased in recent years. Islam is the major religion of this country and Arabic is the official language; English is used as second language. It consists of flat rocky surfaces include some hills and sand dunes which reach an altitude of 40m above the sea level in the western and northern parts of the country. It has number of geographical attractions mostly originated in the western side of the Arabian Gulf include rainwater-draining basins. These are considered the most fertile and have attracting heavy agricultural investment. The country has Rainfall in the winter lightly with the average of some 80 millimeters per year. Temperatures are ranged from 7 degrees centigrade in January to around 45 degrees in summer.

Qatar Parks

Qatar has so many recreation spots including parks and museums. Aspire Park is the Doha's largest park occupying 88 hectares Opened in All day with out any entrance Fee but is only for families having the Parking facility. The popular things about this park is having large lake, horse riding trails, Jogging track, picnics, shaded seating area, horse riding, restaurant and toilets. Aspire Play Park is a small play park gets busy after 4pm attract children with the facilities of Slides, Cycling, Swings, roller skating and sandy play areas. It is Opened in all day with out any entrance fee for Families only provides Parking facility. Al Bidda Park is best public park in Doha with amidst beautifully landscaped surroundings any body can enjoy a leisurely stroll by taking the views of Doha's bay and is having the facilities of Cafe, shops, Playground, Skateboarding, half pipe for skate boarders and open-air theatre and is famous as a picnic spot. It is opened in all the day with out entrance fee and is only allowed families by providing parking facilities. Al Muntazah Park is the older parks located in Doha with boasts large grassy areas and mature trees, tends to be busiest in the evenings and weekends and is famous for picnics. It is opened in all the day with out any entrance Fee and allows Women and children and boys up to the age of nine only provide Parking facility.

Qatar Economy

Qatar is economically very strong country. So many relating initiatives have been launched to allow the more Qatari's into rising positions in businesses. The major economy of this country is generated from oil. The Qatari oil production is centers at Dukhan in the west and there are one onshore and three offshore fields together with the United Arab Emirates. Some of the income is gained from the tourism. Agriculture and fishing plays a small role in the country income but in recent year's government pay more attention on agriculture and fishing activities. The major industrial activities are located around the Umm Said include the production of cement, fertilizers, steel and petroleum and the steel production. Liquefied natural gas (LNG), petroleum products, fertilizers and steel are the export products to this country and Asian countries, primarily Japan, South Korea and Singapore are the partners for exports. The major imports of this country are Machinery and transport equipment, food and chemicals and USA, Italy, Japan, France and Germany are the major suppliers of this country. Now Qatar is enjoying with the pleasant economy raised from several segments.