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About Qatar

Qatar is a Middle East country in the Arab Peninsula. The country is known for its futuristic skyscrapers and other ultramodern architecture and infrastructure. The country has the fourth-highest GDP in the world and has no taxes (except for luxury items and junk food).

The country’s economy like other Arabic countries is primarily based on Oil and Petroleum. However, the country also has Fishing and Pearl Hunting was once a thriving industry in Qatar.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionMiddle East
Capital CityDoha
Government TypeUnitary absolute monarchy
Official LanguagesArabic, English
CurrencyQatari riyal, QAR
Phone Code +974
Important CitiesAl Rayyan, Umm ?al?l Mu?ammad, Al Wakrah, Al Khor, Ash Sh???n?yah, Dukh?n, Musay‘?d, Mad?nat ash Sham?l, Al Wukayr, Ar Ruways
National DayNational Day (18th Dec)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking77 (Easy)
Primary Industriescrude oil production and refining, ammonia, fertilizers, petrochemicals, steel reinforcing bars, cement, and commercial ship repair, Natural Gas,
Major ExportsLiquefied Natural Gas, Petroleum Products, Fertilizers, Steel
Major Exports to IndiaFood Products, Animal, Textiles and Clothing, Hides and skins, Footwear, Vegetables, Wood, Machinery and Electricals, Stone and Glass, Transportation
Major ImportsPlanes, Helicopters, and/or Spacecraft, cars, Gas Turbines, Jewellery, and Aircraft Parts.
Major Imports from IndiaMetals, Vegetables, Chemicals, Machinery and Electricals, Raw materials, Stone and Glass, Plastic or Rubber, Transportation, Textiles and Clothing, Food Products
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with Indiabilateral ties, Bilateral trade
Bordering NationsBahrain, Saudi Arabia
Member ofAsian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB), Greater Arab Free Trade Area(GAFTA), Gulf Cooperation Council(GCC), Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition(IMCTC), Organisation of Islamic Co-operation(OIC), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Indian Embassy Details for QatarEmbassy of India
H.E. Vipul
Honourable Ambassador
Villa Nos. 86 and 90, Street No.941, Al Eithra Street, Zone- 63, Onaiza, Doha, Qatar, P.O. Box 2788, Doha

Embassy Details of Qatar in IndiaEmbassy of the State of Qatar
H.E. Mr. Mohammed Hassan Al-Jabir
EP 31 A, Chandragupta MargChanakyapuriNew Delhi-110021
+91-11-2611 7988, 2611 8787, 2611 8486 (O)

Consulate General of Qatar in Mumbai
Mr. Ahmed Saad Mohamed Hazeem Al-Sulaiti
Consul General
Bajaj Bhavan, Ground Floor Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021
+91-22-22026701 (O)