Qatar international travel guide in 2024

Qatar international travel guide in 2024

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Qatar travel details 🇶🇦
Qatar has a population of 3M with main currency as Qatari Riyal. The languages spoken are Arabic. Qatar travel safety advice is Exercise normal safety precautions. Automatic teller machines are very common in Qatar. Tipping is usually not expected in Qatar. Internet speed in Qatar is on average 6.7 Mbps.In Qatar you drive on the right side.

Qatar travel advice

Exercise normal safety precautions
We continue to advise exercise normal safety precautions in Qatar. Conflict in the Middle East and Gulf region could affect Qatar. Avoid protests and large public gatherings. Monitor media for updates and follow the advice of local authorities (see 'Safety'). You must purchase approved local health insurance if you’re staying in Qatar more than 30 days (see 'Travel'). Local laws and customs differ from those in Australia. We advise: Exercise normal safety precautions in Qatar.

Issue Date : Apr 14, 2024

Qatar weather

Qatar essential details

Plugs

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

Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Arabic

Money in Qatar

Currencies

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

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.

Internet in Qatar

Internet

Internet speed in Qatar is on average 6.7 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Qatar is high. Many hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

Phones

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. Qatar uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. 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.

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 .

Driving in Qatar

Road rules

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

Emergecy

Universal
112
Police
133
Ambulance
144
Fire department
122

Qatar map

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The information in the site should be used as a guide only. You are advised to contact your local official mission/consulate/embassy and ensure you have the latest information. We take no responsibility.