Qatar

Visit Qatar

Best Time To Go

The best months to visit Qatar are November to early April. Such climatic conditions allow sightseeing and outdoor activities across the country and these are considered as peak-tourist season in Qatar. The summer months (June to September) are very hot with minimum rainfall, so these are best avoided.

Transportation

There is public transportation that you can use. You can have buses and taxis to get to your destination. Mowasalat, a government-owned organization, runs the bus network. It also oversees the taxi service in the country, under the Karwa banner.

Weather

The climate of Qatar is characterized by a mild winter and a very hot summer. Rainfall in Qatar is minimal, averaging around 80 millimeters (3.14 inch) a year. Temperatures range from 7 degrees Celsius (45 degrees Fahrenheit) in January to around 45 degrees Celsius (113° F) in summer. The weather is generally pleasant during the period from October until May and that’s the best time to visit Qatar.

Information

Qatar is a peninsular Arab country whose terrain comprises arid desert and a long Persian (Arab) Gulf shoreline of beaches and dunes. Also on the coast is the capital, Doha, known for its futuristic skyscrapers and other ultramodern architecture inspired by ancient Islamic design, such as the limestone Museum of Islamic Art. The museum sits on the city’s Corniche waterfront promenade.
Capital: Doha
Population: 2.639 million
Points of interest: Museum of Islamic Art, Souq Waqif
Did you know: Qatar has the fourth-highest greenhouse gas emissions per capita (36.82 tonnes) in the world.

The Electric

In Qatar the standard voltage is 240 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. You can use your electric appliances in Qatar, if the standard voltage in your country is in between 220 – 240 V (as is in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa).

Language

Official language
Arabic

Currency

Qatari riyal
Official website: qcb.gov.qa
Symbol: ر.ق, QR
Central bank: Qatar Central Bank
Subunit: Dirham
Banknotes: 10 riyals, 1 riyal, 5 riyals, 50 riyals, 500 riyals, 100 riyals
Coins: 25 dirhams, 5 dirhams, 1 dirham, 50 dirhams, 10 dirhams