Horse Racing

November 06, 2020 ·
Birthdays Made Simple

There are only two birth dates for the world's thoroughbred horses, no matter what month they were born during the year.

November 06, 2020 ·
Fit for the Races

Horses can run shortly after birth, and, if trained for flat racing, can begin racing as early as two years old.

November 06, 2020 ·
A Well-Deserved Rest

Thoroughbred racehorses have resting heart rates of just 40 beats per minute (bpm). A human heart beats between 60 and 100 bpm at rest.

July 26, 2020 ·
The Horse Skeleton

Most horses have 205 bones in their skeleton - but not all! The Arabian Horse has less than its counterparts.


November 06, 2020 ·
Printed on Money

The head of the Peregrine falcon is used as a watermark for Qatari currency.

November 06, 2020 ·
Small but Fierce

Male peregrine is called a 'Tercel', which comes from the Latin word tertius meaning 'one-third'. This is because the male is typically 1/3 smaller than the female falcon.

Camel Racing

November 06, 2020 ·
Describing a Camel in Arabic

The standard word for camel in Arabic is 'Jamal'. However, describing a camel in Arabic isn't as simple as that - it is estimated that there are actually over 100 words in Arabic for the humble camel.


November 06, 2020 ·
Life Before Air Conditioning

How did people survive in the Middle East before air-conditioning? The answer is quite surprising and includes the use of tents, animal hair, limestone, mud, narrow alleyways, shading and non-mechanised air circulation.

November 06, 2020 ·
What to Wear

Keeping cool in Qatar is easy, just keep covered. Dress like the locals to avoid getting hot under the collar.



Air Travel

World Cup Identity


November 06, 2020 ·
Breaking the World Transfer Fee Records

Paris Saint-Germain has been Qatari owned since 2011, making them the richest club in France and one of the wealthiest in the world. So, it’s no surprise they broke world transfer fee records three times over a decade.

July 26, 2020 ·
The Highest Cap Scorer

The current (2020) captain of the Qatar National Football Team, Hassan Al-Haydos is the highest cap scorer in the team's history - scoring a total of 127 caps.

July 26, 2020 ·
Playing in the Final

In 1981, Qatar's youth team played in the FIFA U-20 Football World Cup, making it to the final.