About Qatar

Qatar has a wide range of authentic experiences to offer, including fine museums, galleries, public art installations, archaeological sites, forts and towers in addition to a variety of city and desert tours; deeming it one of the world’s fastest growing tourism destinations.

Qatar is at the cross-roads of east and west – an average of seven hours away from many major global cities. Thanks to the five-star national carrier, Qatar Airways, Doha is connected to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.

The country’s gateway to the world is the state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport (HIA). With 138 check-in counters, the airport has the capacity to serve 30 million passengers a year. HIA also houses an airside hotel, two airside squash courts, a gym, a 25-metre swimming pool and spa, all within easy reach of the departure gates.

10 things to know about Qatar

Safety & Stability 1 Qatar ranks as the second safest country in the world. – Golden Visa 2015 World Safety Index
Qatar ranks as the second most stable country in the Middle East. – Fragile States Index 2015
Currency 2 Exchange rate of the Qatari Riyal (QR) against the US Dollar is fixed at QR 3.640 per USD.
Connectivity 3 Qatar Airways, winner of the ‘World’s Best Airline’ title, connects Doha to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents. – Skytrax
Distance from Airport 4 West Bay, the epicenter of Qatar’s commercial district, is merely a 20-minute drive from the airport.
Hospitality 5 Qatar’s hospitality sector tops its peers in GCC destinations in terms of guest experience. – Olery Guest Experience in the Middle East 2015 report
Internet 6 Qatar is one of the most connected countries in the Arab world, with 91.5% of its population using internet, and 98% of its households enjoying internet connectivity. – State of Broadband Report 2015
Sports 7 Qatar is making sports history as the first Middle Eastern country to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022 & FINA World Swimming Championships in 2023.
MICE 8 Qatar has a track-record for successfully hosting large-scale international conferences and events, including the 20th World Petroleum Congress, COP18 and Science Parks & Areas of Innovation World Conference (IASP 2014).
Dress Code & Women Visitors 9 The attitude to dress in Qatar is quite relaxed, but visitors should show respect for local culture and customs in public places by avoiding excessively revealing clothing. Female visitors, whether travelling alone or in a group, experience no special restrictions of dress or behavior in day-to-day life in Qatar.
Alcohol 10  Only available at outlets associated with hotels and private clubs.


To learn more about Qatar, please visit www.qatartourism.gov.qa/