10 interesting facts like no other about Qatar

10 interesting facts like no other about Qatar

By kadija latibu

Every country has its own uniqueness. USA is the country that has the highest number of people behind bars.

The tiny Polynesian island Niue (pronounced as “new-ay”) is the country that has free wi-fi literally everywhere.

Thus, the following are a few facts on how Qatar is also one of a kind.

1-“Qatar” can be pronounced in different ways and they are all correct! Some common ways of pronouncing it are “Ku-TER, Ka-TAR, KA-tar, Ka-tr, Catarrh” and they are all acceptable.

2- Qatar is one of those countries that pours condensed milk in its tea.

3- Around 92% of the food in Qatar is imported, mainly from nearby countries like Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Syria etc.

4- Some people in Qatar rear cheetahs, pythons, and tarantulas as pets. 

5- Cities and districts in Qatar are generally named after their geographical features.

For instance, Doha means “roundness” and reflects the rounded bays that characterize Qatar’s coastlines.

Umm Ghuwailina means “mother of Ghulan” ( ghulan is a kind of shrub that grows in that area).

Umm Slal Ali means “mother of rocks”.

6- In Qatar, a litre of water is more expensive than a litre of petrol.

7- There are no forests in Qatar and the country spends millions to import forestry products.

8- This is one of those countries where a lot of talking in loud voices, and catching up with the latest gossip, is done during intense scenes in cinema halls.

9- Qatar is also the smallest country by area ever to be hosting the FIFA World Cup. This will happen in 2022.

10- Most women from the other Gulf countries have reportedly said that they favour Qatari men more than the others. The Qatari men are supposed to be gentle, romantic and more caring! 

What other facts about Qatar do you think should make the list?

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By britexpat• 3 years 9 months ago.
britexpat

Dear Mods. Is there any chance of suing this OP.. I tried the same trick with my Pink kia and now the front track rod is bent and Rizks is in hospital after falling off the bonnet :O(

By dohasoccerguy• 3 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
dohasoccerguy

Chill out Khan-saab! This is a nice, fun post about Qatar. That's all - read it, laugh and move on...

By mohdata• 3 years 9 months ago.
mohdata

khan: nice sentiments but unfortunately the real world isn't your dream world and so she is entitled to do as she pleases and post as she likes...i like qatar too, in spite of all that's wrong with it...so?

By Vector• 3 years 9 months ago.
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Vector

This is Qatar Living my friend ... what else do you expect to be posted.. ;)

By KHAN.• 3 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
KHAN.

Dont get angry with me....

Nationalism is a disaster. Please donot promote it.

I dream of a world where there is one Nation and one Citizenship.

Nobody exploit another based on Nationality.

No visa problem...No deportation problem....No Driving License Problem...

All are treated equally.

By KHAN.• 3 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
KHAN.

Why are you are always behind Qatar ?

I have reviewed a few of your post:

1) Qatar is turning too sweet!

2) Qatar, a peaceful nation

3) The beautiful Doha Corniche

Look after your family and children and please leave Qatar alone

By mohdata• 3 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
mohdata

my family lived all over the gulf and my mom too was of the opinion that qatari men were most respectful and modest when interacting with women...

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