How to visit Qatar
Qatar, a small country in the Persian Gulf, has been named host of the 2022 World Cup. So far, many people have never heard of this country. Qatar is a famous tourist center on the Arabian Peninsula, and for all those who don’t want to wait until 2022 to find what this oil-rich country needs to offer. Here we explain how to fully enjoy a visit to Qatar.
Learn all you can about the nation. Here we show you how to make the most of a visit to Qatar.
Learn all you can about the country. Here are some basic facts: Qatar is about the size of the US state of Connecticut and shares a border with Saudi Arabia. It is ruled by a monarchy, the Al-Thani family, in power since the mid-19th century. The current head of state is Amir Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani. Qatar is home to 840,000 people and is in the third largest oil reserve in the world. Arabic is the authorized language, though English is broadly used. Qatar is served by its national airline, Qatar Airways, as well as by several other major airlines.
Weather pack. Qatar is a desert country where summer temperatures often exceed 38 ° C (38 ° C), with intermittent humidity of up to 90%. Winters are milder, which makes November to March the most popular time of the year. In general, most buildings are equipped with air conditioning and people rarely spend time outdoors. However, it is good to buy sunscreen and dress in layers, the recommended desert clothing, to protect yourself from the sun and sand while keeping warm during cool nights.
Take safety precautions. According to the U.S. Department of State. In the US, the crime rate in Qatar is low and violence is rare, which makes it one of the safest places to visit in the Middle East. The absence of international conflicts also translates into reduced security threats. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends vaccination against typhoid fever to anyone traveling to the Middle East
See the Doha websites. Doha is the capital of Qatar, the largest city in the country and many attractions. This flourishing metropolis is home to the Al-Jazeera satellite television channel and hosts the Doha Tribeca Film Festival, a festival founded in part by the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in New York in October.
Visit the gold souk. Whether you want to buy gold or not, the souk (market) is a great place to discover a long tradition and try a pre-modern Doha.
Explore the desert Khor Al-Adaid, also known as the Inland Sea, is a body of water surrounded by sand dunes that offers beautiful landscapes. Gulf Adventures offers tours of the area that include barbecue and lodging. “Rise plunges” are additionally achievable: a rapid climb through the tops in an off-road car.Visit nearby tourist destinations. Qatar is part of a group of Gulf countries whose tourist and cultural exports are developing. Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates are nearby and are known for their luxury hotels, spectacular horizons and 5-star restaurants. Daily buses are available from Qatar to Jordan, Syria, Bahrain, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, but be sure to get a transit visa for Saudi Arabia in advance.