Doha: sun and serenity
Qatar is a peninsular country located on the Persian Gulf with an area of 11,571 km2. Its capital, DOHA, is modern and sits on a large bay. Its city center is paved with numerous parks and walks scattered along the Corniche on the water front. Located between the business and the Diplomatic districts, the French Lycée BONAPARTE is right in the heart of Doha. Doha is today a thriving city of about 2 million people and has grown in a few decades from a modest fishing and pearl diving town to a cosmopolitan metropolis. Beautiful beaches around the country, deserts, a culture that is both traditional and forward-looking await you!
Major international cultural and sporting events are organised in DOHA every year: the Superbike Grand Prix, the Qatar Masters, the Ajyal Youth Film Festival or the Doha Cultural Festival. Not to mention the 2022 Football World Cup and the 2030 Asian Olympic Games to come. Qatar is an emirate, and its Head of State (since 2013) is the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani. The official language is Arabic, but English is also widely spoken. The currency is the Qatari riyal.