Country briefing: Qatar

News reports and articles 

Latest news about Qatar 
A compilation from multiple sources

Brian Whitaker's blog posts and other articles about Qatar

Online news sources for Qatar


Basic information

CIA World Factbook 
The geography, people, government and economy of Qatar

BBC country profile
Essential facts, plus politics, media and key dates in Qatar

Local time

Local weather

Maps of Qatar 
(University of Texas)

Currency converter 
Qatari riyal (QAR)

National anthem 
Audio, lyrics and sheet music 

More about the flag of Qatar


History and politics

Qatar timeline
A chronology of key events (from the BBC)

Constitutional background

Text of constitution 
Draft approved by referendum on 29 April 2003.

Constitutional information 
Law Library of Congress

List of government ministers (CIA)

Documents 
Historical and political texts relating to Qatar


Travel

US State Department
Consular information and travel advice

British Foreign Office
Travel advice

Lonely Planet 
Online tourist guide to Qatar

Qatar Airways
The national airline

Electricity, plugs and sockets 


Economy

World Bank: Qatar 
Comprehensive economic data

Qatar and the IMF

Water and agriculture in Qatar 
FAO country profile


Qatar: further reading

Qatar: Small State, Big Politics 
by Mehran Kamrava. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Qatar: A Modern History
by Allen J. Fromherz, 2012. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Jassim - The Leader: Founder of Qatar
by Mohamed A J Althani, 2013. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Qatar Mini Visitors Guide 
by Explorer Publishing. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

The Expat's Guide to Living and Working in Qatar
by Expat Arrivals. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Qatar: Sand, Sea and Sky 
by Diana Untermeyer (author) and Henry Dallal (photographer), 2012. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Moving to Qatar - A Rough Guide 
by André Snoxall. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Qatar: Securing the Global Ambitions of a City-State 
by David Roberts. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Qatar and the Arab Spring
by Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, 2014. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

The Ottoman Gulf: The Creation of Kuwait, Saudia Arabia, and Qatar
by Frederick Anscombe. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Policy-Making in a Transformative State: The Case of Qatar
by M. Evren Tok, Lolwah Al Khater and Leslie Pal (eds), 2016. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk