Moving to a new country and culture can be challenging, however, from residential searches to orientation, Bethel Group will manage your relocation seamlessly. By taking an active role in smoothing the transition for individuals and their families, we can ensure your move is as effortless and stress-free as possible.
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An introduction to Qatar
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The State of Qatar is a sovereign and independent state in the Middle East, occupying a small peninsula in the Arab Gulf. Its sole land border is with Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf.
Dominated by the Al Thani family for almost 150 years, the country was a British protectorate until 1971, when it declared its independence. His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani assumed the role of Emir when his father, HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani abdicated in June 2013.
Qatar has a small population (1.9 million, UN 2012) and the majority live in the capital city, Doha.
Although one of the smaller Gulf States, Qatar’s burgeoning economy boasts ample opportunities for foreign investment.
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The coolest months in Qatar are December, January and February where there is an average high of 24°C and an average low of 13°C.
In the summer months (July and August) temperatures can reach up to 50°C.
Islam is the predominant religion in Qatar and like anywhere else, respecting local traditions and practices will allow for you to settle in quickly and easily. Men and women should dress modestly as a courtesy to both Qataris and Muslims.
Arabic is the main language however, English is widely spoken throughout the country.
Whats happening in Qatar?
Qatar has a wealth of recreational activities as well as a wide and varied entertainment scene. Find out what is happening by visiting http://www.eventsdoha.com/