The Official Qatar Flag Colour – This is real deal! – 1955C

It was very interesting to see that quite a few people were still confused about the official color of the Qatari flag, so we thought we would clear things up.

Before getting started though, we shared this photo online and asked people what they thought was the official color. It was interesting to see how many people thought that the darker shade of Maroon was correct. (The actual correct color is more of the redder tone (#1).



Qatar’s original Pantone was 222c, however due to inconsistency (and some say difficulty with replicating the color on print), the nation went through a campaign to align everyone with the official and current Pantone 1955c. It seems that with 1955, different pantone websites also listed different ‘Hex’ values or sometimes even incorrect values for RGB, so we thought we’d set the record straight. We¬†should also add that while the color is known as Qatar Red, the official ‘name’ of the color is ‘Al Ad’aam’. Hope this helps!

The OLD Pantone


The CURRENT Pantone



Freedom of Expression

    Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which the Qatari Government is a signatory of states: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any medias and regardless of any frontiers.

    The Emiri Decision Number 86 of the year 2007 on the establishment of the Doha Free Information Centre marked yet another step towards establishing a State of rights and freedom of speech. The decision stipulated that the Centre be a non-profit organization, headquartered in Doha City, and have the authority to establish other affiliated centres inside and outside Qatar. It is worth mentioning that His Highness the Emir issued a decision in 1998 annulling the ministry of information, giving birth to a new era of freedom of speech where censorship was removed from local media.