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Posted On: 6 September 2021 05:14 pm
Updated On: 31 March 2022 02:45 pm

Qatar Tourism announces regulations for holiday home rentals in Qatar

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Qatar Tourism is taking steps to regulate the operation of holiday homes owned by individuals and provide a complete licencing and classification process while ensuring international best practices are adopted to increase transparency, safety and standardisation of the sector.

The new regulations outline the requirements for homeowners to apply for a licence, including quality standards, amenities, health and safety, accessibility criteria, code of conduct and environmental sustainability. Granted to individuals who own or rent apartments or villas, the licence provides visitors with peace of mind, allowing them to explore Qatar’s varied offerings while enjoying our unparalleled hospitality.

Similar to the Qatar Clean Programme, the Holiday Home regulation is part of Qatar Tourism’s efforts to promote a safe, enjoyable experience to those who visit Qatar.

Qatar Tourism has upgraded its system to facilitate the new licence applications for owners and authorised tenants who can now apply for a Holiday Homes licence through the e-Services portal on

Homeowners are accountable for ensuring the unit meets all legislative and maintenance requirements and is accurately listed with all necessary amenities and guest services provided. Frequent inspections will be conducted by Qatar Tourism in order to maintain standards.

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Source & Cover image credit: Qatar Tourism Press Release