Where to Surf the Net in Qatar
While Qatar is not crammed with internet cafes, and some of those still listed elsewhere on the net seemed to have dissapeared, there are still a few around. They also seem to be open almost all hours of the day. In fact Speednet only shuts for cleaning at 4 a.m. in the morning.
However, when you use an internet cafe your name and ID number may be recorded next to the number of the computer you are using and the time when you are using it, so if you value your privacy this may not be the option for you. In contrast, private computers share IP addresses, so what you do on the internet from your own internet connection is absolutely private.
Alternatives to Internet Cafes
It's worth noting that internet cafes are not the only option. Any hotel worth it's salt will have wireless internet, as do many cafes. Free internet access is available in the three parks on the Corniche, and there are also Qtel hotspots, where you can surf the internet with pre-paid card.(See the end of this article for a full list of Qtel hotspots.)
List of Internet Cafes in Doha
Here we have noted down a small selection of internet cafes. If you know of any more internet cafes, please contact us and we will add them to the list.
(Note that hours are standard hours, and may be adjusted for Ramadan.)
Ramada Internet Cafe
Location: On Salwa Road, at Ramada Junction, close to Jareer Bookstore.
Location: Al Mirqab Al Jadeed Street before Family Food.
TURBO INTERNET CAFE
Location: Bin Omran (Near by G4S, Security Building)
City Internet Cafe
Location:City Centre, 1st floor (above car park) at the far end to Carrefour
Location: Al Khaleej Street in Bin Mahmoud, on the other side of the road to the Gulf Paradise Hotel.
Location: Industrial Area
Qtel offer wireless broadband access at up to 512 kbps: simply purchase a pre-paid card at the hotspot.
List of Hotspots
Intercontinental Hotel (West Bay)
The One (Landmark Mall)
Diplomatic Club (West Bay)