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Posted On: 16 November 2021 01:30 pm
Updated On: 24 November 2021 02:41 pm

How to stay connected in Qatar [Internet & SIM card]

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Access to the internet allows you to stay connected with your loved ones and to share information from anywhere in the world. Here are two simple and affordable ways on how to acquire internet service while in Qatar!

Pre-paid SIM card

How to stay connected in Qatar [Internet & SIM card]
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Qatar has two network providers: Ooredoo and Vodafone. Both offer SIM cards that will allow you to spend on data, calls, and texts. This is the best and easiest option for those who are visiting Qatar for a short time.

These local SIMs are readily available at Hamad International Airport arrival hall. You can also buy a SIM outside the airport at Ooredoo and Vodafone branches throughout Qatar, at malls, supermarkets, and even baqalas (neighbourhood stores).

Depending on the benefits and offers that come with the SIM, you can buy a SIM card starting from QR 10. The cards are pre-loaded with Flexi packs to suit your needs — local data, local and international minutes, and SMS. Prepaid top-up/recharge starts at QR 5.

Ooredoo also offers a Fan SIM/Visitor SIM for QR 35 (USD 9.67) which includes 1 GB of free data, 25 minutes of local calls, 15 minutes of international calls, all valid for 7 days.

Free public WiFi

How to stay connected in Qatar [Internet & SIM card]
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As soon as you land, you will be able to connect to a free WiFi network at the Hamad International Airport. Free wireless access is available almost everywhere in Qatar. From hotels to malls to restaurants and cafes, even some of the parks in Doha have hotspots that will allow you to access the internet for free. Most hotels, major shopping malls, selective restaurants in Qatar also offer free WiFi connections.

When are you travelling to Doha? Be sure to share this article with anyone you know who is coming to Qatar soon!