About Qatar

Visa Application

List of countries that can get visa on arrivals:

Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, The Netherlands, USA, UK, Vatican City.

If you are not a citizen of one of the above countries you need to apply for visa a month before your trip to Qatar.

Please go to Hukoomi website to apply for a visa.

Where to stay in Qatar?

With a tourism strategy focused on meeting the highest standards in facilities and services, Doha is quickly gaining a reputation for its sumptuous hotels and their extensive dining, entertainment, leisure and fitness offerings.

Qatar currently boasts more than 30 five-star hotels offering more than 9,000 rooms (average room rate $250), more than 20 four-star hotels offering more than 5,000 rooms (average rate $200), and 25 three-star hotels offering 1,600 rooms (average room rate $130).

It is your choice to choose the location for you to stay as Doha is small and you can reach anywhere in about 30 minutes.

Transportation

Karwa is the national taxi and limousine service. To book a taxi call +974 4458 888. You can use your international driving license for seven consecutive days, then apply for a temporary license at the traffic department.

Currency Exchange

Name: Qatari Riyal

Minor Unit: 1/100 = Dirham

1.00 EUR = 4.63030 QAR

1.00 USD = 3.64140 QAR

1.00 GBP = 5.93090 QAR

Click here for other currencies

Important Phone Numbers

Emergencies: 999

Ooredoo Telephone Assistance: 111

Local directory: 180

Time: 141

Airport: +974.4465.6666

Mowasalat Taxi: +974.4458.8888

Qatar Foundation: +974.4454.0000

Texas A&M University at Qatar: +974.4423.0010

Climate

Qatar benefits from year-round sunshine, with temperatures at the beginning of January ranging between 11C and 22 C.

Health

As with undertaking any form of travel, adequate insurance is strongly advised. Qatar has excellent medical facilities, both government and private. For emergencies (fire, police or ambulance) call 999.