Qatar Travel Guide

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Qatar Travel Essentials

Ideal Duration: 5 - 6 days

Currency: Qatari Riyal (QAR)

Best Time: Winter Read More

Budget: Expensive

"Royalty Redefined"

Qatar Tourism

In just forty years, this Gulf state has grown from one of the poorest countries in the Gulf to the richest in the world. Mainly functioning on oil and natural gas revenue, Qatar is developing at breakneck speed, and everything from universities to shopping malls, 5-star hotels to football stadiums (in preparation for the 2022 World Cup) are springing up along the desert floor.

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Best time to visit Qatar

Winter is the best season to visit this Gulf country, as it is then that the temperature is pleasant for sightseeing. Sandstorms prevail throughout the year and their frequency is highest during spri (Read More)ng.

Holidify's opinion on Travel to Qatar

What's Great?

Amazing skyscrapers. Great beaches. Rich traditional values.

What's Not So Great?

Very strict rules for women.

For Whom?

Architecture enthusiasts. Those who wish to experience royalty first-hand.

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Exchanging Money in Qatar

American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa cards are accepted at all hotels and malls. ATMs are easily available in the capital city of Doha. Beyond that, however, find a machine would be a problem. Traveller's cheques are widely accepted in USD, Pounds or Sterlings.

Nightlife in Qatar

Nightclubs and late-night bars are springing up. The hippest place in the city is currently the Crystal Lounge at the W Hotel (, while for something mellower Jazz at Lincoln Centre ( at the St. Regis hotel offers world-class live music.

Shopping in Qatar

City Centre Mall on West Bay have western and Arabic chains. If you want to shop for Dior and Chanel, Pear Development is the place. The Doha Souq is the best place to go for fabrics and clothing, and some tailors can knock up anything from a suit to an evening gown. The Gold Souk is worth a visit

Festivals of Qatar

There are a lot of festivals celebrated in Qatar such as the Souq Waqif Spring festival, Kite festival, The Emir's GCC Camel Race, Eid, Trade Fairs and Golf Fests.

Hygiene in Qatar

Special precautions need to be taken for Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Rabies, Tetanus, and Typhoid. In general, food hygiene standards are good and it's fine to eat from markets and street food stalls.

Tips for visiting Qatar

At business and social functions, traditional Qatari coffee is served as part of the ritual welcome. Cups must be held in the right hand: accept two cups - taking only one cup will embarrass the host; taking more than three will embarrass everybody else. Never pass or receive items with the left hand.

Food of Qatar

Options for dining out in Qatar are pretty limited outside Doha, but within the capital, there has been a marked improvement in recent years. the cosmopolitan mix of population means that almost every cuisine imaginable can be found, from Thai to American, Mexican and French. Because Qatar is officially a dry country, there are no speciality alcoholic drinks, but most Middle Eastern restaurants offer wonderful fresh juices.

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FAQs on Qatar

How to reach Qatar from India?

Indians can reach Qatar by air only.


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