Qatar

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Geography of Qatar

Qatar is a peninsula in the east of Arabia, bordering the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia, in a strategic location near major petroleum deposits. Qatar occupies 11,437 km2 (4,416 sq mi) on a peninsula that extends approximately 160 km (99 mi) north into the Persian Gulf from the Arabian Peninsula.

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Marriage in Qatar

Weddings in any culture are a cause for expensive fanfare and hectic preparations. In the Arabian Gulf, however, weddings are conducted in a unique manner, observant of the gender segregation maintained between nationals in other facets of their private lives.

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Overview of Qatar

Officially name: State of Qatar

Capital: Doha

Largest city: Doha

Official language: Arabic

Government: Absolute monarchy