Enchanting Qatar combines the charms of old Arabia with exciting modernity, offering a fantastic travel experience of a rich cultural heritage, historic forts, expansive desert landscapes, fine hotels, great shopping, beach resorts and sun. The capital of Qatar, Doha is situated halfway down the east coast of the peninsula. Wander round the city's museums and the Doha Fort which has some interesting displays of traditional crafts, including carving, goldsmithing, rope-making and weaving. Less than two generations ago, Qataris made their living by diving for pearls, which is reflected in the art and architecture around the capital. Statues of pearls in oyster shells abound and the shell motif can be seen on man buildings.

Qatar's jewel is the desert, and it is here that you will find the only desert in the world that embraces the sea. Take the time to venture out into the Qatari desert. Look for desert roses, not flowers but crystals, which take the form of rose-petals. The dunes are dramatic and sandboarding is available for the more energetic.

Other activities include tennis, golf, snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing and a host of other watersports. There is varied marine life around the northeast coast of Qatar, including humpback and bottlenose dolphins, and the shy and elusive dugong, especially during February.

PopulationPopulation: 1,853,563
SizeSize: 4,416 sq miles
CapitalCapital: Doha
LangageLanguage: Arabic
CurrencyCurrency: Riyal
Time ZoneTime Zone: GMT +3 hours
TemperatureTemperature: 5 °C (41 °F) -  50 °C (122 °F)
Drive SideDrive Side: Right
IndustriesMajor Industries: Oil, Gas, Financial
Dialling CodeDialing Code: +974

Every child in Qatar has free education from kindergarten through to high school. Some universities from the United States have opened satellite campuses in the country at Education City in Qatar.

The Emir created, the Supreme Education Council. The council directs and controls education for all levels from the pre-school level through the university level, including the "Education for a New Era" reform initiative.

Control of education is currently shared between the Ministry of Education and the Supreme Education council. The Supreme Education Council is trying to improve the quality of secondary schools by creating Independent schools with greater control over their own affairs.

There are a large number of private and international schools. Most expatriates and some Qataris choose to send their children to these schools.

Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development is a private, chartered, non-profit organization in the state of Qatar. Under Qatar Foundation´┐Żs umbrella are Education City which comprises elite universities, several academic and training programs and Qatar Science and Technology Park.

Qatar Foundation has also launched the World Innovation Summit for Education " WISE " a global forum that brings together education stakeholders, opinion leaders and decision makers from all over the world to discuss educational issues.

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