Travel Guide


Qatar is a small yet powerful nation in the Middle East. Located on the northeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula, it has a population of around 2.7 million people. Having earned a reputation as one of the most affluent countries in the world and an influential member of the international community, Qatar is an important player in global affairs. It is known for its impressive economic growth and its expansive oil and gas reserves.

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Essential Travel Information

Traveling to a new country can be an exciting and enriching experience. Here is a quick introduction to the country.

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Arabic, English

Capital Airport

DOH - Doha, Hamad International



Driving Side

Drive on the right side of the road


Type G & D, 240 Volts



Best Known For:

2022 World Cup, The Pearl (man made island village), Oryx


by the Numbers

2.68 Million

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Learn more about this amazing country and what there is that makes it special.

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Reasons to Visit Qatar

Discover the reasons why you should visit Qatar! From cultural experiences to luxury lifestyle, outdoor adventures and family-friendly attractions.
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How Many? Your List of Cities in Qatar

We've mapped out a list of cities in Qatar, from Doha it's capital to Al Wakrah and other towns.
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Top Tourist Attractions in Qatar: A Comprehensive Guide

Looking for the ultimate travel destinations in Qatar? Check out our comprehensive guide to the top tourist attractions and must-see sights!

Travel Advice

Traveling to a new country can be both exciting and intimidating. Whether you are a seasoned traveler or planning your first trip abroad, these travel advice tips will help you navigate through the country with ease.

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Qatar Visa Requirements for US Citizens

Mastering Qatar Visa Requirements: An in-depth guide for US citizens, covering tourist, business, and transit visas. Plan your trip confidently!
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Qatar Visa Requirements

Discover the intricate Qatar Visa Requirements and navigate the path to a hassle-free journey. Obtain essential insights in this comprehensive guide.
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How Safe is Doha?

Discover the safe haven of Doha - low crime rates, stable politics, excellent healthcare, and gender equality make it a secure city to explore.
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Travel Safety in Qatar

Discover essential travel safety tips for exploring Qatar: from crime rates to transportation and cultural etiquette. Stay safe on your journey!
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Is Qatar Safe to Live In?

Discover the safety of living in Qatar through an in-depth analysis. Explore low crime rates, women's safety, expat life, and emergency preparedness.
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Does Qatar Speak English

Discover the languages of Qatar with a detailed analysis of English proficiency, its role in education, business, and tourism.
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Places to Visit in Qatar at Night

Uncover the captivating allure of Qatar at night with this detailed guide to its vibrant nightlife scene and unique after-dark experiences.
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Dress Code in Qatar for Tourists

Wondering what to wear in Doha and Qatar? Is there a dress code for tourists? Our comprehensive guide will show you!
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List of Banks in Qatar

Discover the comprehensive list of banks in Qatar, including major local banks like QNB and CBQ, as well as prominent Islamic and foreign banks.
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Is Qatar Safe for American Tourists

Our travel advice includes safety measures and low crime rate that make Qatar an ideal destination for American tourists. Explore with confidence!
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Is Qatar Expensive to Visit?

Discover the true cost of visiting Qatar. Explore accommodation, transportation, dining, activities, and shopping expenses. Is it expensive? Find out now!

What to Wear in Doha: Your Guide on What to Wear in Qatar

Discover what to wear in Doha! Explore traditional attire, dress code for tourists, fashion trends, shopping, and etiquette tips for mosques.
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Largest Cities in Qatar

Discover the enchanting cities of Qatar, from the bustling capital Doha to the coastal charm of Al Wakrah. Unveil their rich heritage and modern allure in this captivating article.
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Is Drinking Water Safe in Qatar

Unveiling the truth behind Qatar's drinking water safety: From desalination to quality standards, explore the measures ensuring your glass is pure.
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Tipping in Qatar

Discover the nuances of tipping in Qatar with our comprehensive guide. From customs to recommended amounts, learn how to tip gracefully in this vibrant nation.
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Best Time to Visit Qatar: Discovering the Jewel of the Middle East

Discover the best time to visit Qatar for outdoor adventures and cultural experiences. Explore peak and off-peak seasons for your ideal vacation.

Culture of


Check out our travel articles for excursions and cultural information.

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Special Days of Celebration in Qatar

Discover the joyous celebrations in Qatar - from Islamic holidays to cultural festivals and sports events. Immerse yourself in the rich traditions of this vibrant nation.
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Must See Beautiful Mosques in Qatar

Discover the magnificent mosques of Qatar, from grand architectural marvels to hidden gems, as we delve into the rich Islamic heritage of this captivating country.
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Must Visit Museums in Qatar

Discover the captivating world of museums in Qatar. Immerse yourself in rich culture, art, and history. Must-read article for museum enthusiasts!
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Religious Sites in Qatar

Discover the religious diversity of Qatar through its Islamic, Christian, Hindu, Sikh and other religious sites. Explore Qatar's significant religious landmarks.


What to do and the places to see.

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Transportation in


Learn how to travel like a pro both into and within this country.

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Public Transportation in Qatar

Discover the comprehensive guide to public transportation in Qatar, including metro lines, bus networks, taxis, accessibility features, future developments, and essential tips.
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How to Get to Qatar

Unlock the secrets of getting to Qatar with this comprehensive guide. Explore airlines, visas, transportation, and more. Your journey awaits!
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Using Taxis in Qatar

Discover the intricacies of using taxis in Qatar, from types and fares to safety tips. Uncover the convenience and efficiency of taxi-hailing apps.
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Getting Around Qatar: A Guide the Transportation System

Discover the best ways to travel around Qatar with our comprehensive guide. From taxis and renting a car to Doha Metro, explore this stunning destination with ease.

What to Pack for


No matter the time of year, I'll let you know what to bring and pack in your luggage.

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Here are a couple of commonly asked questions to help you expand your knowledge:

What continent is Qatar on?

Qatar is located in the Middle East and is part of the continent of Asia. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south and west, and by the Persian Gulf to the east. It is one of the smallest countries in the world. Qatar is known for its oil reserves, which have made it one of the wealthiest countries in the region. It also boasts a modern infrastructure and an impressive skyline.

What currency does Qatar use?

Qatar uses the Qatari Riyal (QAR) as its official currency. The Qatari Riyal is divided into 100 dirhams. It has been pegged to the US Dollar since 2001, and is currently trading at a rate of 3.64 QAR to 1 USD.

The Qatari Riyal is available in both coins and notes, with denominations ranging from 1 dirham to 500 riyals. The coins come in 5, 10, 25, 50 dirhams and 1 riyal denominations while the notes come in 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 and 500 riyals. Foreign currencies are also accepted in Qatar but you may experience difficulty exchanging them outside of major cities or tourist areas.

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