Trip Planning FAQs
How is the weather in Qatar?
Qatar has a tropical desert climate, hot and dry in most of the area, humid along the coastal area. The spring, summer, autumn and winter are March to May, June to August, September to November, December to next February respectively. Spring and autumn are warm and dry with pleasant weather. The temperature in summer, generally from June to September is the highest and it can reach 45°C (113°F), sometimes even up to 50°C (122°F), the average temperature is between 37°C (98°F) and 42°C (107°F). Winter is cool and dry, and daytime temperatures are in comfortable range between 19°C (66°F) and 25°C (77°F).
Is tipping customary in Qatar?
Yes, tipping is customary in Qatar. In hotels, tip 5 to 10 QAR to the bellboy or other hotel staff. In restaurants, the service charge is usually included in the bill but not for the servers. If you get great service, tip 10% to 15%. In the bar, tip 10% to the bartenders.
Is it safe to travel to Qatar?
When traveling, safety should be the primary consideration. Of course, the safety of our customers is also our top priority. Despite its location in a turbulent area of the Middle East, Qatar is generally a very safe country with a low violent crime rate. Petty theft exists but it's not common. Although there are some cases about credit card fraud, do not worry, you can use ATM with the help of your guide during your Qatar tour packages.
What is the most popular site in Qatar?
Souq Waqif is among the most popular heritage sites in Qatar. Located in the city center of Doha, it is the oldest traditional Arab market with a history of more than 100 years. Hundreds of shops along the street sell shisha, spices, jewelry, clothing, handicrafts and a wide variety of souvenirs. The street is also lined with traditional Arab restaurants and cafes. In addition, the falcon market here is a unique symbol of the Middle East's pet industry.
What should I pay attention to while in Qatar?
You may pay attention to the following items during your Qatar tour packages:
Dressing: Qatar is an Islamic country and there is a strict dress code for their citizens. Although there is no dress code for foreigners, it is advisable to respect local customs and wear appropriate clothes to cover your shoulders and knees.
Alcohol: It is a crime to drink alcohol or get drunk in public in Sharia Law. Alcohol is available at licensed restaurants or bars, and foreigners who live in Qatar can buy alcohol in specified places.
Pork: As a Muslim country, eating pork is banned. Even if pork products are available in Qatar, please don't eat them in public.
Photography: Don't take pictures of masked Arab women or police men.
Where is the most convenient area to stay in Doha?
Downtown area is the most recommended place to stay. Doha's Downtown area includes Corniche Street, modern shopping centers and many famous tourist attractions, like the Museum of Islamic Art, Souq Waqif and more. In addition, to stay in the West Bay area is also a good choice. West Bay is in the north of downtown area which is the financial district with striking skyscrapers and shopping malls.