Qatar destination information

All you need to know before visiting Qatar

Qatar summary

Qatar is a small country with around 3M Qatari. Official language is Arabic. Qatar uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+03:00. Currency used in Qatar is Qatari Rial (QAR).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 21
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 123

ATMs in Qatar are Very common. Internet speed in Qatar is on average 6.7 Mbps. In Qatar you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Doha
🗣️ Arabic
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 3M ☀️ ~27 °C 🌧 ~5 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 12k km2 (4k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Qatar uses 240V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type G.

Languages 🗣️

  • Arabic


Currency 💱

1 QAR = 0.27 USD

Qatar uses the Qatari riyal (symbol: ?.?), code QAR.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 100, 50, 10, 5 and 1 riyals. Riyal is subdivided into 100 dirhams. Coins come in denominations of 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 dirhams.

ATM 🏧🏦

Very common

Automatic teller machines are very common in Qatar. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Not expected, but can leave extra tip

Tipping is usually not expected in Qatar. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip.

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Qatar uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Qatar upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Universal :


Police :


Ambulance :


Fire department :


Calling ☎️


To call Qatar, dial +, then 974 (the country code for Qatar), then the area code and the local number.


For local calls within Qatar, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 44 .

international: + 974 44 1234567
calling local: 44 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Qatar is on average 6.7 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Qatar is high. Many hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 60.00 QAR, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: Ooredoo or Vodafone.


Rules 🚗

In Qatar you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100-120 km/h (62-74 mph) on undivided highways, 120 km/h (74 mph) on motorways, 120 km/h (74 mph) on expressways and 60-100 km/h (37-62 mph) in all built-up areas.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

Countries nearby Qatar

More on Qatar travel and visa information

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Visa Exemption

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Passport Strength

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Health regulation

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Customs rules

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LGBT Destination info

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Qatari embassies

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