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Learn more about the fascinating facts of Qatar that will surprise you with a glimpse of its history, culture, its people and beyond.



Attitudes towards dressing in Qatar are relaxed, but visitors (men as well as women) are expected to show respect for local culture by avoiding excessively revealing clothes in public. It is generally recommended for men and women to ensure their shoulders and knees are covered.



This is widely excpected at Souq Waqif and other traditional markets.



The Qatari Riyal is the only currecncy used in the country and can be obtained through ATM's which are widely available in malls, hotels and around Doha. The Qatari Riyal (QR) is pegged against the US Dollar at QAR 3.64.

Currency Import regulations

When bringing local currency (Qatar Riyal-QAR) and all other foreign currencies amounts equal or higher than QAR 50,000 must be declared on arrival. This includes jewelry, precious metals or stones valued at QAR 50,000 or higher. 

Customs regulations

To read about customs regulations in Qatar and other related information, click here.


Disabled access

The Accessible Qatar smartphone app provides information about accessibility and facilities at different public and touristic venues across the country. Oredoo Qatar has partnered with Wheel the World to offer accessible tourist experiences to differently abled visitors.

In case of emergency, following specialized services are accessible for the deaf:

Call 992 using the 3G camera on your computer or cell phone;

Send an SMS to 992 clearly stating your problem and what service you need (ambulance, fire rescue, police), as well as your name, address, and any details;

Send an e-mail to (it may take some time before you receive a response)

Drinking water

The World Health Organisation estimates that 99% of Qatar has access to drinkable tap water. However , bottled water is widely consumed in Qatar with plenty of local and imported brands widely available.


Electric supply

The standard voltage is 240 V at the 50 Hz. Plug points are the same as in teh Uk. To use electric appliances made for the range of 100 V - 127 V (as is in the US, Canada and most South American countries), one needs a voltage converter or a combined power pluga dapter/voltage converter.