Qatar is a peninsula and a state in the Middle East . Qatar in the south bordering Saudi Arabia .
Visas are required by German and other Western foreigners easily available at the airport. The cost is 105 QAR and can be settled directly at the border officials in cash or by credit card. The permitted duration of stay is usually four weeks. This should not be exceeded, otherwise there may be appealed to the high exit penalties.
The official language is Arabic. The guest workers speak their respective native languages. With English you come across through very well. The Iranian bazaar (Iranian bazaar) in the old part of Doha’s worth it, especially because of the spices and specialties which are in much better quality than the usual supermarkets everywhere today. Visit the bazaar possible only after 1800 clock, otherwise the heat is really unbearable. Some businesses, however, have air conditioning. The air units heat but the narrow bazaar gears on.
Qatar has a relatively well-developed health care system. The core element is the Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), which is an institution of the state. Hamad General Hospital is the focal point for all ailments dar. Here is an outpatient basis, even if treated in hospital. Qatari nationals and citizens of the so-called Gulf Council countries are treated usually for free or for a small fee. Citizens of third countries must, in comparison to Germany to pay a small fee. HMC tries to adapt his treatment standards to internationally accepted standards. This has included a comprehensive cooperation agreement with the University Hospital Heidelberg completed.
Due to its proximity to the Persian Gulf, the climate is humid all year round. It is sub-tropical and hot. In summer (May to September) temperatures range between 35 ° C and 45 ° C in winter between 20 ° C and 30 ° C. The humidity during the night in the summer can go up to 80%, in the afternoon she goes back to about 40%. Qatar is one of the rain and water-poorest countries in the world.