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The national flag of Qatar is a true indication of the nation's ideology and history. Officially adopted in the year 1949, this flag is quite similar to that of Bahrain, a neighbor and historical foe of Qatar. However, this flag has been changed numerous times, and is now visibly distinct from that of Bahrain.

Flag of Qatar

Qatar FlagThe original flag of Qatar used a red dye that faded under the sun and gave the color maroon. This flag was plain in design and was used until the year 1860. After that, a narrow serrated white stripe was added at the hoist of the Qatari flag.


New shape of Qatar Flag In 1916

In 1916, the flag of Qatar again took up a new shape. Now it became a white flag with a red square in the center. It also had a yellow crescent in the canton. In 1932, the serrated stripe was changed to a wavy one, and the red color changed into violet. Then, in 1936, the violet color changed to maroon and there were ten diamonds in the serration. This flag also bore the name of the nation.

In 1949, the flag of Qatar underwent another change wherein the serration reached one-third of the flag and the diamonds were suppressed. Finally, on July 9th 1971, just before Qatar gained independence from British rule, the current flag was adopted with a ration of 11.28.

Present Shape of Qatar Flag

As of present, the Qatar flag is maroon in color with a broad white serrated band on the side of the hoist. This flag stands for the nation's percepts. The white color in Qatari flag reflects the symbol of peace. The color maroon symbolizes the times of bloodshed and war witnessed in the history of Qatar. The nine-point serrated line is an indication that Qatar is the ninth member of the Persian Gulf's 'reconciled Emirates'.



Qatar Travel Guide

About Qatar
Geography of Qatar
     
History of Qatar
    
Flag of Qatar
    
Map of Qatar

Culture of Qatar
Arts and crafts Qatar
    
Food in Qatar
    
Architecture in Qatar
    
Music and dance in Qatar

Travel Guide
Qatar Visa Information
    
Getting to Qatar
    
Flights to Qatar
    
Qatar Airways

Shopping Centers
City Center Mall
    
Doha Souqs
    
Hyatt Plaza mall
    
The Carrefour mall

Qatar Tours
Qatar Adventure Tours
    
Excursions From Qatar
    
Honeymoon in Qatar
    
Sightseeing in Qatar

Tourist Attraction
Corniche Bay, Qatar
    
Al Bida Park, Qatar
    
Qatar National Museum

Qatar Hotels
Al Bustan Hotel Qatar
    
Al Muntazah Plaza Hotel Qatar
    
Al Sadd Merweb Hotel Qatar
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Events Exhibitions
Doha Asian Games
    
Doha Cultural Festival
    
International Trade Fair

Tourist Destinations
Al Khor
    
Al Ruwais

Things To Do
Dhow Cruising
    
Desert Safaris

Sport
Adventure Sports in Qatar
    
Camel Racing in Qatar