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Qatar Travel Information

There are daily non-stop flights from London, Manchester and Edinburgh to the capital, Doha.

  • Currency: Qatari Riyal 
  • Time difference: GMT +3 
  • Flight from UK: just under 7 hours 
  • Visa: UK citizens can enter Qatar without a visa for up to 30 days provided your passport is valid for at least six months 
  • Language: Arabic, with English widely spoken 
  • Weather: temperatures are – unsurprisingly for a Middle Eastern nation – hot year-round with the milder winter months between March – November the more pleasant time to visit 
  • Getting around: Qatar has an affordable public transport system of busses, metro lines and taxis including ride-sharing apps such as Uber
  • Ramadan: in 2022 Ramadan will be between 02 April - 02 May
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Qatar Travel Guide

Qatar Activities

From cultural experiences to outdoor pursuits, you're certain to find something to do in Qatar. One of our favourite activities in Qatar is shopping the souqs of the capital, Doha whether it’s picking up local spice mixes or seeing falcons on display. Outside the capital you can go on a guided kayaking tour through the Al Thakira Mangroves or explore the UNESCO-recognised Khor Al Adaid home to abundant wildlife and only accessible by a thrilling 4X4 ride over the desert dunes! Travelling between October - February? Don’t miss the camel racing competitions every Friday at the Al Shahaniya Camel Racetrack.

Qatar Food & Drink

Qatari food and drink is influenced by its regional neighbours and beyond from Iran to North Africa. Dishes tend to be hearty and made to be shared communally – our top tip to remember is that locals only ever pass food with their right hand and you should try to do so too. A mix of sweet and savoury flavours is common whether it’s balaleet (noodles seasoned with sugar, cardamom, rose water and saffron) or the sweet, spiced karak tea. And while coffee is an integral part of Qatari society – in fact it’s considered rude to refuse a cup if offered – alcohol is only served in hotel bars in restaurants.

Qatar Attractions

Qatar has its fair share of not-to-be-missed cultural attractions. Top of our list for any visitor is the Museum of Islamic Art: not only an architectural wonder, it showcases over 14 centuries worth of Islamic art and artefacts. Around an hour from Doha is the 20th century Al Zubarah Fort, a former stronghold and now a museum with many artefacts from the country’s pearl diving era. Back in the capital, the seven kilometre-long Corniche is a popular waterfront hotspot for locals and tourists alike – we recommend taking a sunset dhow cruise to take in the striking modern skyline.

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