How much do you know about Qatar? Here are some facts about this fascinating nation that are worth knowing before a visit and which may also come in handy for answering quiz night questions!
The World’s Richest Country
Though relatively small in size, Qatar is in fact, the richest country in the world. According to the International Monetary Fund, the per capita GDP of the country is above $130,000 putting it higher than places like Luxembourg and Macau.
The Souq Waqif is Over a Century Old
A traditional marketplace in the capital, the famed Souq Waqif is more than 100 years old. Located next to Al Najada Doha Hotel by Tivoli, this market is a great place to buy handicrafts, souvenirs, spices, clothing, local dishes and more. Look for Doha hotel packages at nearby properties so you can fully explore this charming site.
The Next FIFA World Cup is in Qatar
Some of the best football action on the planet will unfold in Qatar in 2022 as the country gets ready to host the next FIFA World Cup. It will be the first Arab country to host this event and new stadiums are being constructed including theLusail Iconic Stadium which has a planned capacity of 80,000 spectators.
Aspire Tower is the Tallest Skyscraper
Rising to a height of 300 metres, the Aspire Tower in Doha is the country’s tallest skyscraper. A part of the Aspire Zone complex, the tower housed the symbolic flame of the Asian Games in 2006 and has a design that symbolises a hand holding a torch.