Qatar Travel Guide
Essential Qatar Travel and Tourist Information
In this section of the website we have prepared useful information for the traveler headed towards Qatar, from the visas you need to what it's like teaching EFL in Qatar.
At a Glance
Budget: Hotels and restaurants can easily swallow up your money, although cheaper alternatives do exist.
Activities: Sandboarding/skiing, water sports, blokarting, dune bashing.
Things to see: Singing Sand Dunes, Inland Sea, Islamic Museum, Camel Racing, Horse Racing, Mangrove Swamps.
Shopping and Markets: Souq Waqif, Villagio Mall (complete with canal), Wholesale and Animal markets, fresh fish on the Corniche, Bird Souq (with falcons).
Currency: Riyals & Dirhams.
Arabic: Official Arabic - English is just as widely spoken. Also Hindu, Urdu, Nepalese, Indonesian etc
Religion: Wahabbi Islam - but more moderate than Saudi!
Population: 1,400,000 (2008 estimates)
All you need to arrive at or depart from Doha Airport.
Find the latest arrival and departure times for Doha Airport.
Airline and Flight listing + Qatar Flight Search.
A list of foreign embassies in Qatar, with telephone number and web addresses where available.
Useful sites and addresses about Qatar. Includes a list of Qatar embassies abroad.
Reviews and opinions on Qatar bars.
Comprehensive list of Qatar bars with locations and telephone numbers.
Find out about traditional Arabic food, customs and taboos in Qatar.
Qatar has been working hard to promote itself as an attractive destination. This articles discusses if it is working, and is it worth going?
Fancy a tour of Qatar? Here's a list of Qatar Tour operators with contact details.
View a listing of available hotels in Qatar to suit all budgets, browse through our luxury hotel guides for Qatar and its surrounding countries or read individual hotel reviews.
Abigail Harman, professional photographer and winner of the Mosman Park Photo Art Award 2008 as well as numerous other competitions, giver her tips on how to take great photographs in the desert.
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In 2006 Qatar held the Asian Olympic Games - the first ever to be held in the Middle East. Not content with this, less than a year later they launched a bid for the Olympic Games in 2016. Read about both in our article on Qatar Olympics.
Public and private transport: The practicalities of getting from A-B in Doha and Qatar.
Maps of the Qatar Bus routes for Doha, Al Khor & Al Shamal and for Doha's Industrial Area.
Driving in Qatar summarized in a short podcast.
After nearly two hundred years of animosity, these two countries have put aside their difference to build the longest bridge in the world.
All about Qatar money: The riyal and the dirham, the history of the riyal, exchange rates and practical banking information.
A list of common currencies and their current exchange rate with the Qatar riyal.
Use our XE currency converter to convert riyals into any world currency - or vice versa.
Qatar at a glance! View statistics about Qatar, including population and GDP.
The time differences between Qatar and the rest of the world.
Find out what Qatar visas there are, who is eligible and what you have to do to get one.
What to do when it is time to leave Qatar.
Find Visa information for the Dubai, Bahrain, Oman and Saudi Arabia.
Read about what weather you are likely to experience in Qatar and when you will experience it.
Tips and advice on getting a job in Qatar, information on Qatar Labour Law and working hours and conditions as well as a list of handy questions to ask in a job interview.
View a list of current vacancies in Qatar and the rest of the Middle East, or list your CV so an employer can find you.
Teaching English in the Middle East may require a very different approach to the one you normally use, argues our writer, before going on to outline the methods that have worked for him.
It is now quite normal for women to work in Qatar, and Qatar Labour Law protects their rights and opportunities when working. However, women still need the permission for their family sponsor before undertaking work. Read this article for information.