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General Information

The official language of Qatar is Arabic.

The national currency of Qatar is Riyal (QAR).

1 QAR equals  .
equals  QAR.

Location

Qatar

The distance from to Qatar is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Qatar. Exercise normal precautions in Qatar. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of Qatar is 12. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 999 to call the police in Qatar.

LGBT

Qatar has a score of -10 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Qatar ranks #187 worldwide.

Same-sex sexual relations between men are against the law, even if relations are consensual. Penalties include lashings, lengthy prison sentences and/or deportation.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Qatar should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Qatar:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Qatar to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Qatar differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Qatar, the standard voltage is 240 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type D
  • Type G
Weather

The temperature difference between Qatar and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Possible light rain on Sunday.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 69–89°F  /  20–32°C 63% 3%
Sat November 09 68–94°F  /  20–35°C 69% 3%
Sun November 10 70–83°F  /  21–28°C 80% 55%
Mon November 11 65–87°F  /  19–31°C 70% 7%
Tue November 12 62–87°F  /  16–30°C 57% 4%
Wed November 13 60–86°F  /  16–30°C 56% 1%
Thu November 14 60–85°F  /  16–29°C 48% 0%
Fri November 15 63–85°F  /  17–29°C 45% 0%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 05:49 am and sets at 04:52 pm. This equates to 11.1 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Qatar, it is in . When the sun sets in Qatar, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Qatar is 10.00 QAR. Every kilometer costs an additional 1.00 QAR. Every hour of waiting time costs 32.00 QAR.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Qatar.

The minimum driving age is 18.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 1.00 QAR in Qatar.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 25.30 QAR.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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