Qatar Facts Capital: DohaGovernment Type: EmirateCurrency: QARPopulation: 2,042,444Total Area: 4,473 Square Miles11,586 Square KilometersLocation: Middle East, peninsula bordering the Persian Gulf and Saudi ArabiaLanguage: Arabic (official), English commonly used as a second language LanguagesArabic (official), English commonly used as a second language.   The Qatar People   When Arab men meet, they usually shake hands. However, a man does not shake the hand of a woman acquaintance. Close friends of the same sex often link arms or hold hands while walking together. When a Qatari family receives guests, it is traditional to serve “qahwa” (freshly brewed coffee). Qatari qahwa is similar to Turkish coffee. The coffee is served black and unsweetened. Fresh dates are offered to accompany qahwa. The fruit is 55% natural sugar, which refreshes and sweetens the palate between sips of qahwa. Where to find more out about Qatar Ministery of Foreign Affairs


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