The State of Qatar is a sovereign and independent state in the Middle East, occupying a peninsula that juts into the Arabian Gulf. Since its complete independence from Britain in 1971, Qatar has emerged as one of the world’s most important producers of oil and gas. It is an Islamic State whose laws and customs follow the Islamic tradition. Since 2013, the country has been governed by HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani.
Since the mid-1800s, Qatar has grown from a poor British protectorate known for pearling into one of the world’s most important oil and gas producing countries. While there is increasing investment in non-energy sectors, oil and gas still account for more than half of the Gross Domestic Product. Due to its substantial reserves of oil and gas, the country has one of the highest incomes per capita in the world.
The country is situated on a peninsula that extends from the Arabian Peninsula approximately 160 km (99 mi) north into the Persian (Arab) Gulf, it is bordered by Saudi Arabia. Qatar shares maritime borders with Bahrain, Iran, and the United Arab Emirates.
Official working hours in the country differ slightly. Government departments will tend to work from 7qm – 2pm, Private companies and Organisations from 8pm – 12pm and 4pm to 8pm and Banks from 7.30m – 1pm
The climate of Qatar is desert, with very mild winters, and very hot and sunny summers. Being a small and flat country, it has a uniform climate throughout the territory. … The scarce rainfall occurs during the winter months, and it amounts to less than 100 millimeters (4 inches) per year.
Qatar offers businesses an opportunity to invest in a dynamic and potentially rewarding economy at the hub of Middle Eastern and European trade. Gas constitutes Qatar’s priority for economic development although it is also the government’s policy to diversify the economy and that has led to numerous incentives to attract business, expertise and investment from outside the country.