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Study in Qatar

Located on the protruding Qatari landmass on the northeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula, shares its only land border with Saudi Arabia and its other borders with the waters of the Persian Gulf. Despite being smaller in size than many of its neighboring countries, in recent years Qatar has seen a surge in wealth due to fuel trade. It’s now one of the world’s richest countries by GDP according to the World Bank, and is investing significant amounts in developing and internationalizing its higher education system.

To find out what it’s like to study in Qatar, read on…

Fast Facts

  • Population: 768,000
  • National religion: Islam
  • Currency: the Qatari Rial (QR) – US$1 = 3.6 QR
  • Qatar will become the first Arab nation to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022.
  • Capital city: Doha
  • Qatar imports approximately 90% of all food consumed.
  • The nation receives only 70mm of rain each year.
  • December 18th is Qatar National Day, celebrated to commemorate independence from Britain.
  • Qatar is the biggest exporter of natural gas in the world and claims around 5% of the world’s oil reserves.
  • Coffee is more expensive than fuel in Qatar.
  • Surprisingly, Qatar has one of the highest obesity rates in the world, higher even that the US.