12 things you need to know about Qatar

On the occasion of the transfer of power from father to son in the tiny but immensely rich state of Qatar, the “Guardian” newspaper helpfully provides this checklist of facts about the kingdom that you should find interesting.

One fascinating fact is that immigrant workers – mostly from south Asia and the Philippines – outnumber native Qataris by about eight to one, the biggest ratio of migrants to citizens in the world.

In fact, currently two of my British friends are working in Qatar. The wife of one of these friends blogs about her experience here.


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