Qatar: Top 10 facts about the 2022 World Cup host and Gulf Crisis subject

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Qatar has a higher per capita income than any country other than Liechtenstein

1. Qatar has a higher per capita income than any country other than Liechtenstein. 

2. Qatar produces 283 barrels of crude oil and 11 billion cubic feet of liquefied natural gas every day. 

3. Before the discovery of oil, many Qataris earned their living diving for pearl oysters. 

4. Qatar has competed at nine Olympic Games. Their best result was winning a silver medal in the men’s high jump at Rio de Janeiro in 2016. 

5. It is traditional in Qatar to eat a large spoonful of honey at night and in the morning. 

6. The only country with which Qatar has a land border is Saudi Arabia. 

7. The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, was born in Doha and educated at Sherborne School, Harrow and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. 

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani was educated in the UK

8. There are more than three times as many men as women living in Qatar. 

9. The working week in Qatar begins on Sunday. Weekends are Friday and Saturday. 

10. Around 87 per cent of the population of Qatar are immigrant workers. 

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