Qatar is one of the smaller Arab Gulf states in terms of population
and geographical area and the capital is Doha. It is situated midway along the
western coast of the Arabian Gulf. The country is approximately 11,437 sq km.
The coastline is 550 km long to the west north and east. Several islands are
included with the territory of the State of Qatar. The most important of which
The landscape of Qatar is generally a flat arid, desert terrain. The desert
areas are predominantly low lying with the exception of scattered hill
formations in the northwest and rolling sand dunes in the southeast areas.
The climate is characterised by a mild winter and a hot summer. Rainfall in
the winter is slight. Temperatures in summer can be extreme. The weather is
generally pleasant during the period from October until April.