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About Qatar

About Qatar

Where to stay in Qatar?

With a tourism strategy focused on meeting the highest standards in facilities and services, Doha is quickly gaining a reputation for its sumptuous hotels and their extensive dining, entertainment, leisure and fitness offerings.

Qatar currently boasts more than 30 five-star hotels offering more than 9,000 rooms (average room rate $250), more than 20 four-star hotels offering more than 5,000 rooms (average rate $200), and 25 three-star hotels offering 1,600 rooms (average room rate $130).

It is your choice to choose the location for you to stay as Doha is small and you can reach anywhere in about 30 minutes.

Climate

Qatar benefits from year-round sunshine, with temperatures at the beginning of January ranging between 11 C and 22 C.

Health

As with undertaking any form of travel, adequate insurance is strongly advised. Qatar has excellent medical facilities, both government and private. For emergencies (fire, police or ambulance) call 999

Transportation

Karwa is the national taxi and limousine service. To book a taxi call +974 4458 888.

UBER taxi service is also active in Qatar.

You can use your international driving license for seven consecutive days.

Currency Exchange

Name: Qatari Riyal

Minor Unit: 1/100 = Dirham

  • 1.00 EUR = 3.93 QAR
  • 1.00 USD = 3.64 QAR
  • 1.00 GBP = 4.55 QAR