The Discover Qatar website has listed travel agencies from India, Pakistan, and Iran, who are authorized to book Discover Qatar hotels for visitors, in case they need assistance in hotel booking for Visa on Arrival.
It was also mentioned that “the hotels available from this page are exclusively available for those who are required by the Ministry of Interior for the State of Qatar, to purchase a hotel booking in order to satisfy their visa request.”
The accredited travel agents are Cutting Edge from India, PCG from Iran, and Travel With Flair from Pakistan.
Discover Qatar has now added the 'Visa on Arrival' hotel option on their website and booking may now be accessed through this link.
On the same page, a notice is displayed saying “For more information on the Visa on Arrival requirement please visit the Ministry of Interior website.”
Note: Please check the official websites before you make any travel plans and call the relevant entity or authority to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.
On the Ministry of Interior link provided on the Discover Qatar website, different nationalities can check the requirements for a visa on arrival or other types of visas applicable for them. The requirements vary depending on the nationality, country of residence, type of passport, etc.
As per ILoveQatar.net (ILQ) team's call with Discover Qatar's hotline at 10:01 pm, the Discover Qatar representative mentioned that those who enter the country with a visa on arrival plus a mandatory hotel booking requirement will need to have their hotel bookings done only through the Discover Qatar website.
If you wish to check if you are eligible for a visa on arrival and if you are required to have a hotel booking, you may do so here: https://www.visitqatar.qa/intl-en/plan-your-trip/visas
Discover Qatar had earlier added a separate booking option for visas on arrival for Indian, Pakistani and Iranian nationals, which was later suspended and the link was removed from their website on 6th April 2022.
Source: Discover Qatar, Ministry of Interior
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