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Posted On: 27 June 2022 05:00 pm
Updated On: 6 March 2023 05:03 pm

Ultimate travel guide to Qatar

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Looking to visit, or are you coming to Qatar soon for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and need help knowing more about what to do, see and eat? You've come to the right place!

The (ILQ) team has put together the ultimate travel guide to Qatar just for you! Read on to find out, and happy visiting!

Table of Contents

  1. Travel tips before visiting
  2. Things to know for first-time visitors
  3. World Cup 2022
  4. Useful apps, websites & how to stay connected
  5. Important numbers to know
  6. Transportation in Qatar
  7. List of tour companies
  8. Useful Arabic phrases to know
  9. Free things to do
  10. Must-try things for visitors
  11. Where to try Qatari food
  12. Interesting souvenirs to buy
  13. Brush up on your Qatar facts

Key Information

  • Time: GMT +3 hours
  • Telephone code: +974
  • Languages widely spoken: Arabic, English, Hindi
  • Currency: Qatari Riyal (QR); exchange rate: 1 USD = 3.65 Qatari Riyals
  • Weather during World Cup (November - December): between 16.9°C - 24.8°C (source:
  • Emergency numbers: Ambulance/Fire/Accident: 999

Travel tips before visiting

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It's good to remember a few things before travelling to Qatar. Here are some useful tips to make your travel smooth and your journey memorable!

Things to know for first-time visitors

Things to know
Are you a first-time visitor to Qatar?

Are you a first-time visitor to Qatar? Did you know that drinking is banned in public places here and personal displays of affection in the open are not encouraged in Qatar?

World Cup 2022

FIFA World Cup
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We have the ultimate guide for everything related to the World Cup in Qatar this year!

World Cup events

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Check out the complete guide to World Cup events and enjoy!

Useful apps, websites & how to stay connected

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Some apps to check out for visitors.

There are many apps and websites in Qatar that can help visitors have a seamless stay here. These websites and apps provide information like things to know, places to see, guides in Qatar and more!

Important numbers to know

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Keep this guide handy while you're in Qatar.

Emergencies may arise at any time, and it is important to keep important numbers handy, especially when you’re travelling or not in your country/ place of residence.

Transportation in Qatar

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How to get around in Qatar?

Here's your guide to exploring Qatar via a taxi, the Doha Metro, bus, Karwa Taxi etc.

List of tour companies

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Check out these tour companies in Qatar!

Visitors to Qatar can use tour companies to go around the country and explore places other than Doha.

Useful Arabic phrases to know

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How many of these do you know?

Want to learn a few Arabic phrases while visiting Qatar? This guide can help you get started!

Free things to do

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Free things to do for visitors.

Qatar has a lot to offer its visitors. We are sure you won't get bored here but what are some things you can do for free?

Must-try things for visitors

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How many of these are you excited to try?

From dune bashing, trying machboos, and taking a dhow ride to riding camels, check out all the must-do things when you visit Qatar. You simply can't leave this beautiful country without trying them.

Where to try Qatari food

Qatari food
Happy eating!

You can't leave the country without savouring some local cuisine.

Interesting souvenirs to buy

Interesting souvenirs to buy from Qatar!
What to buy from Qatar?

When it comes to gifts, Qatar has a lot to offer that reflects the traditions of the Arab culture. Find out some of the best souvenirs to take on your trip back from here.

Brush up on your Qatar facts

Qatar facts
Did you know these facts about Qatar?

Did you know Doha is the world's second safest city? Here are some fascinating facts about this beautiful country.

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