Essential info for Qatar
Major religions: Islam
Capital city: Doha (also largest city)
Legal system: Absolute monarchy
Main languages: Arabic (official), English
Time: GMT +3
Electricity: 240/415 volts AC; 50 Hz. Rectangular-blade plugs (three flat pins in a triangle) and round-pin plugs (three round pins in a triangular pattern) are used most often.
Currency: The Qatari Riyal (QAR), divided into 100 dirhams.
Tipping: 10 percent service charge is often added to hotel and restaurant bills, but is the standard amount expected in the instance that it has been omitted. Taxi drivers also expect a small gratuity; it is often good enough to round up the amount due.
International dialling code: +974
Emergency numbers: 999
Internet TLD: .qa
Drives on the: Right