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Qatar international travel advice

Qatar

Qatar is part of Asia with main city at Doha. Its Developing country with a population of 3M people. The main currency is Qatari Rial. The languages spoken are Arabic. the State of Qatar is the formal name of Qatar It is adviced to Exercise normal safety precautions Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
πŸ‘ Developing Β  🌀️ ~18.93 Β°C Β  🌧 ~7.24 mmΒ  πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ 3M people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

Exercise normal safety precautions

We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Qatar. We haven’t changed the level – exercise normal safety precautions.

issued date: February 15, 2019

General

πŸ”Œ Sockets

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

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Arabic

Money

πŸ’± Currencies Used

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.

🏧 ATMs

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 β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ 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 β€˜extra’ tip.

Calling

πŸ“‘ 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.

πŸ“± 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.

πŸ“ž 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

πŸ›£οΈ 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.

πŸ†˜ Emergency

Universal

112

Police

133

Ambulance

144

Fire department

122

Last updated: December 5, 2019