Qatar

Introduction

Qatar perfectly combines the charm of old Arabia with the new. Enjoy world class luxury hotels, modern shopping malls, traditional souqs, art and culture and pristine white sandy beaches. Experience the thrill of dune bashing, a desert safari or enjoy a swim and Bedouin camp at the Inland Sea. Explore the sight and sounds of the capital city of Doha on a city tour or a traditional dhow cruise. Add to that glorious sunshine, and you have the complete Middle East holiday destination.

Places to Visit

  • Museum of Islamic Art
  • Souq Waqif
  • Khor Al-Adaid
  • Doha Fort
  • Aladdin\'s Kingdom
  • Al-Zubara

Getting to and Travelling around

Qatar Airways flies directly to Doha International Airport from London Heathrow and Manchester. Other carriers are available with indirect services.

Best Time and Weather

Summer is very hot will little rainfall, temperatures can reach a high of 40ºC. Winter is cooler, with temperatures between 21ºC and 24ºC, with occasional rainfall. Spring and Autumn are warm and mostly dry with temperatures between 25ºC and 35ºC. Evenings are cooler,especially in the winter with temperature dropping to a low of 12ºC.

Important Information

Language
The official language is Arabic. English is widely spoken
 
Passports and Visas
UK passport holders require a visa to visit Qatar. Please refer to the Qatar Embassy website for more information.
 
Currency
Qatari riyal
 
Time
GMT + 3