Located in Western Asia, Qatar has the highest income per capita in the world and its known as the most advanced Arab State. Despite its small size, the country boots mind-blowing architecture, cultural diversity, an incredible foodie scene and relaxing visa requirements that allow almost everybody to experience the amazing country. 

Why Visit Qatar

CULTURAL DIVERSITY

In general, the middle east is an interesting place, offering a connection between west and east, a trade route centuries ago. Thanks to this, several cultures blended in Qatar, and nowadays only 15% of its population are locals. A mix of cultures, traditions, foods and ethnicities meet here.

ARCHITECTURE & HISTORY:

Qatar has a rich history, that can be explored through its cultural attractions, museums and UNESCO heritage sites such as Zubarah Fort. But the country is also a leader in modernism, and thanks to its rapid financial gains, the country’s modern architecture has boomed with the construction of its many malls, gigantic concrete buildings and astounding metal skyscrapers. It offers something for every taste.  

FOOD

Qatar has a growing foodie scene, thanks to its diversity of cultures. International flavors can be found along the country, with Indian, Asian and European influences. From Michelin restaurants to food markets, you won’t be disappointed.

BEACHES & DESERTS

The landscapes of Qatar are comprised in its majority by the stunning coastline, offering sandy beaches to unwind and breathtaking deserts, with its high dunes and dramatic views, highlighting the natural phenomenon of the Singing Sand Dunes.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

Qatar offers relaxing visa requirements, welcoming tourists and allowing almost everyone to visit and explore the beautiful country. 

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Located in Western Asia, Qatar has the highest income per capita in the world and its known as the most advanced Arab State. Despite its small size, the country boots mind-blowing architecture, cultural diversity, an incredible foodie scene and relaxing visa requirements that allow almost everybody to experience the amazing country. 

Qatar postcards

Why Visit Qatar

CULTURAL DIVERSITY

In general, the middle east is an interesting place, offering a connection between west and east, a trade route centuries ago. Thanks to this, several cultures blended in Qatar, and nowadays only 15% of its population are locals. A mix of cultures, traditions, foods and ethnicities meet here.

ARCHITECTURE & HISTORY:

Qatar has a rich history, that can be explored through its cultural attractions, museums and UNESCO heritage sites such as Zubarah Fort. But the country is also a leader in modernism, and thanks to its rapid financial gains, the country’s modern architecture has boomed with the construction of its many malls, gigantic concrete buildings and astounding metal skyscrapers. It offers something for every taste.  

FOOD

Qatar has a growing foodie scene, thanks to its diversity of cultures. International flavors can be found along the country, with Indian, Asian and European influences. From Michelin restaurants to food markets, you won’t be disappointed.

BEACHES & DESERTS

The landscapes of Qatar are comprised in its majority by the stunning coastline, offering sandy beaches to unwind and breathtaking deserts, with its high dunes and dramatic views, highlighting the natural phenomenon of the Singing Sand Dunes.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

Qatar offers relaxing visa requirements, welcoming tourists and allowing almost everyone to visit and explore the beautiful country. 

  • Name: State of Qatar
  • Capital: Doha
  • Official Languages: Arabic
  • Currency: Riyal
  • Time Zone: UTC+3
  • Name: State of Qatar
  • Capital: Doha
  • Official Languages: Arabic
  • Currency: Riyal
  • Time Zone: UTC+3

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What to expect

LANGUAGE

Arabic is the official language in Qatar. However, the country is a former British colony and English is pretty much the second language.

ELECTRICITY

In Qatar the standard voltage is 240V and the frequency is 50 Hz. That’s the standard voltage in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa; If you are traveling from the US you will need an adaptor.

CURRENCY

The Qatari riyal is the official language in Qatar. Other foreign currencies might be accepted at major hotels and tourist attractions but not anywhere else, cash in local currency is required. You are able to exchange your currency at the airport, banks or exchange houses. Credit cards are widely accepted and ATMs are available almost everywhere. 1 USD equals 3.45 riyals (as of 2020).

CLIMATE

Qatar has a subtropical, hot dry desert climate. January is the coldest month, with temperatures ranging from 71°F-55°F (21°C – 12°C).

SAFETY

Qatar is a very safe country to travel to. Crimes rates are low, especially towards foreigners. However, petty theft do exists, and common sense is advised. 

How to get around

By plane: Qatar is a small country and unfortunately there are not domestic flights available. There is only one commercial airport in the entire country, located in Doha, its capital.

By Car: Traveling by car is the easiest way of moving around in Qatar. The country is small and the roads are in very good conditions. Driving across the country would only take a couple hours. Car rentals are relatively affordable, with a lot of the major rental companies offering its services at the airport in Doha. International driver’s license is required. 

By Bus: Qatar offers a decent network of buses, offering air-conditioned public buses to travel around Doha and across the country, connecting the entire country. 

By taxi: Taxis are widely available in the capital, and can be hired for short trips outside the city. The majority of them are metered. 

By Ferry: Ferries are available in The Pearl, running services from six points of the Marina.  

By Public Transport: Qatar has a very good public transportation networks, offering bus and metro services. The metro in Doha has 4 lines, connecting the entire city and linking with the Tram. 


Visa Policy

Holders of a passport from the following countries enjoy freedom of movement in Qatar: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.

Citizens of the following 84 countries do not require a visa for short stay visits to Qatar: (90 days): All European Union citizens, Antigua and Barbuda, argentina, Armenia, Bahamas, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Norway, Russia, Serbia, Seychelles, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine. (30 days): Andorra, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bolivia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Georgia, Guyana, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Maldives, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia,  Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Thailand, UK, USA, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela.

Nationals of the following countries can obtain a visa on arrival: India, Iran, Macau, Pakistan, Taiwan.

Citizens of all the remaining countries can apply for a eVisa online.


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