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Qatar - Desert Safari Full Day
Breathtaking and adventurous journey.

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Desert Safari Full Day
Breathtaking and adventurous journey.

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Over Night Desert Safari
Breathtaking and adventurous journey.

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Dhow Cruise
Traditional Qatari Dhow will take you cruising around the bee to see the magnificent city of Doha from the water site. Our chef will start cooking a BBQ dinner, awhile when we are going cruising, buffet setup we will be ready to serve the food.

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Qatar

 
Overview    

Forget the 20th-century stereotype of a rich Arab Gulf state, of hastily thrown up tower blocks, chaotic streets and bafflingly tacky urban sculpture: Qatar - or at least the capital, Doha - has metamorphosed into a self-confident, elegant entrepot that gives the UAE a run for its money.

Occupying a flat peninsula jutting into the oil-rich waters of The Gulf, Qatar is one of the richest per capita countries in the world - a wealth exhibited in high-profile projects, such as the new Museum of Islamic Art, built to house the largest such collection  
in the world.

With 50% of Qatar’s population living in the capital, the country is a virtual city state.  But for those not content with jogging around Doha’s fine corniche, a string of beaches beckon for rest and recuperation, and the magnificent dunes of Khor al-Adaid help even up the odds between God and Mammon.

Geography
Qatar is an oil-rich peninsula jutting out into the Gulf between Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. There are low hills in the northwest, but the rest of the country consists of sand dunes and salt flats, with scattered vegetation towards the north. The country’s most distinctive geographical feature is Khor al-Adaid, the inland sea surrounded by dunes near the Saudi Arabian border.
 
   
General Information

Area  
11,437 sq km (4,416 sq miles).
 
Population
907,229 (UN estimate 2003).
 
Population Density 
54 per sq km.
 
Capital  
Doha. Population: 286,000 (UN estimate 2003).
 
Government 
Emirate since 1971. Gained independence from the UK in 1971.
 
Language  
Arabic is the official language. Some English is spoken.
 
Religion  
Islam.
 
Time  
GMT + 3.

Climate
Summer (June to September) is very hot with low rainfall. Winter is cooler with occasional rainfall. Spring and autumn are warm and pleasant.

Required Clothing:   Lightweight cottons and linens are worn during summer months, with warm clothes for cooler evenings and during the winter. Rainwear is advisable during winter.
 
Social Conventions  
The visitor should be fully aware of Muslim religious laws and customs. Women should always dress modestly. It is also worth noting that, while it is acceptable to cross legs, showing the sole of the foot or unknowingly pointing it at a person is considered an insult. At business and social functions, the traditional Qatari coffee, in tiny handleless cups, will invariably be served. This is a ritual of welcome with strict rules: guests are served in order of seniority – a few drops at first, then, after three or four others have been served, the server returns to fill the first cup; always hold the cup in the right hand; two cups are polite, but never take only one or more than three.
 
Electricity  
220-240 volts AC, 50Hz.
 
Head of Government  
Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem since 2007.
 
Head of State  
Crown Prince Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani since 1995.
 
 
 
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
 
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