Qatar, officially the State of Qatar, is a sovereign Arab state, located in Western Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeasterly coast of the much larger Arabian Peninsula. Its sole land border is with Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf. A strait in the Persian Gulf separates Qatar from the nearby island state of Bahrain.
With a small citizen population of fewer than 250,000 people,foreign workers by far outnumber native Qataris. Foreign expatriates come mainly from other Arab nations (13% of population), the Indian subcontinent (India 24%, Nepal 16%, Bangladesh 5%, Pakistan 4%,
Sri Lanka 2%), Southeast Asia (Philippines 11%), and other countries (7%).
For the second time the Flyboard World Cup will take place in the capital of Doha. Flyboarding will join a long list of sporting events and opportunities available when you visit. Qatar attracts the biggest sporting events in the world, not least the World Cup 2022, Asian (football) Cup and Asian Games, to name but three. Visitors have the opportunity to stay and watch some of the world’s most exciting sports events in football, tennis, golf, sailing, power-boating, cycling, motor racing, desert trekking and for the last two years Flyboarding!
In Qatar there are also opportunities for nearly every sport that visitors can experience and enjoy during their stay. Qatar offers it all – from bowling to cycling, dune-bashing to sand skiing, football and rugby to falconry, golf to ice-skating, horse racing to camel racing, horse riding to jetski, motor sports to water sports, tennis to swimming, snooker to boating on anything from sailboats to traditional dhows to luxury yachts. Then you can kayak, dive, water-ski or Flyboard in the beautifully clear and clean blue waters off Qatar’s shores.
Qatar being a muslim country, has a different working week than we know it. The week runs from Sundays to Thursdays, as their shops are usually closed on Fridays and Saturdays. Shops are usually open in the morning until noon and then close for a long lunch break and only open in the late afternoon again.
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