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

The quarrel with Qatar
A compilation of blog posts about the feuding among Gulf states that broke out in May 2017 regarding Qatar.

Coronavirus in 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)

Historical and political texts relating to Qatar


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 


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 or

Qatar: A Modern History
by Allen J. Fromherz, 2012. Available from or

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

Qatar Mini Visitors Guide 
by Explorer Publishing. Available from or

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

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

Moving to Qatar - A Rough Guide 
by André Snoxall. Available from or

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

Qatar and the Arab Spring
by Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, 2014. Available from or

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

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

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