Qatar

Capital Doha

Population 2,587,564

Area 11,586 km2

Key facts

Qatar is a country located in Western Asia. Qatar has only one border country: Saudi Arabia. The official language of Qatar is Arabic. Traveling across Qatar if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Qatar was ranked 79th out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Qatar is Qatari riyal (QAR). The riyal (ق.ر ) is subdivided into 100 dirham.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 3.58 QAR and 1 USD is worth 3.64 QAR.

Qatari
Banknotes

1ق.ر5ق.ر10ق.ر50ق.ر100ق.ر500ق.ر

Qatari
Coins

15102550

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Qatar is 150.39 Mbps and mobile is 241.73 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density When compared to the world average, Qatar has more ATMs.53.66 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Qatar, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Qatar. Type D is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type D 240 V, 50 Hz  Type G 240 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Qatar?

There are Mariott hotels in Doha.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Qatar.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Qatar.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in Qatar.

There are Radisson hotels in Doha.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Qatar.

What fast food chains are present in Qatar?

If you are not a fan of trying new dishes, have a look at the following list of fast-food chains in Qatar.

The McDonald's chain operates in Qatar.

The KFC chain operates in Qatar.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Qatar.

The Subway chain operates in Qatar.

The Domino's Pizza chain operates in Qatar.

The Starbucks chain operates in Qatar.

Weather

Today the sun in Doha, rises at 5:26 AM and sets at 5:18 PM. The climate of Doha may be categorized as a subtropical desert (BWh), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5SunnyLow: 25.4°C (77.72°F)High: 38.5°C (101.3°F)
ThursdayOct 6Partly cloudlyLow: 26.9°C (80.42°F)High: 39.7°C (103.46°F)
FridayOct 7Partly cloudlyLow: 25.6°C (78.08°F)High: 38.1°C (100.58°F)
SaturdayOct 8FogLow: 26.5°C (79.7°F)High: 36.2°C (97.16°F)
SundayOct 9Partly cloudlyLow: 27°C (80.6°F)High: 36.7°C (98.06°F)
MondayOct 10SunnyLow: 23.5°C (74.3°F)High: 37.9°C (100.22°F)

Weather data for Doha (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems The subway system is available in Doha.

Taxi Apps Uber is available only in one city: Doha. Bolt is not available in Qatar.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in Qatar.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 5.5, Qatar is placed 45th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Qatar traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  101.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2006.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 7.30 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Qatar

999 Police
999 Ambulance
999 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Qatar?

Currently, citizens of 95 countries can enter Qatar without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Qatar.

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