About
Qatar

Qatar is part of the Arabian Peninsula and is surrounded by water, with its sole land border being Saudi Arabia in the south. The peninsula is home to over two million people, with almost half of them living in capital city, Doha, which is the largest city of Qatar. The Qatari inhabitants are of Arabic origin and the culture is very much based on the Islamic tradition. Qataris are known for their generosity and friendliness, thus making Qatar a very welcoming country. 

Population: 
2,155,446
Capital: 
Doha
Language: 
Arabic
Area: 
Middle East

As an expat and teacher in Qatar you will easily find new friends in amongst the very many expats in Qatar, not to mention the friendly local residents. Qataris will welcome you very warmly and, as long you are open-minded to new cultures, experiences and people, you will feel home in Qatar. Qatar is considered a very safe country - Qataris even leave the doors to their homes and cars unlocked! Driving in Qatar is said to be the biggest challenge (or fun, depending on how you see it!), but once you master that, the country is there for you to explore.

As an expat and teacher in Qatar you will easily find new friends in amongst the very many expats in Qatar, not to mention the friendly local residents. Qataris will welcome you very warmly and, as long you are open-minded to new cultures, experiences and people, you will feel home in Qatar. Qatar is considered a very safe country - Qataris even leave the doors to their homes and cars unlocked! Driving in Qatar is said to be the biggest challenge (or fun, depending on how you see it!), but once you master that, the country is there for you to explore.

Being surrounded by the Persian Gulf means easy access to white sandy beaches and glistening blue water, which can be enjoyed at a large number of beautiful resorts. This view is juxtaposed with the desert landscape and cities with towering buildings which are also nearby. The souqs, or traditional marketplace, are famous in the Arab world and Qatar has many of them. At the souqs you can buy anything from spices to shoes and, at the gold souqs, you can get customized jewelry made by one of the skilled craftsmen there.