Qatar


About Qatar

With a rich history and an extensive cultural scene, Qatar is home to multiple museums and cultural centers, as well as monuments and modern architecture. The chosen host for the 2022 Soccer World Cup, it has a strong commitment towards visual arts, exhibiting great contemporary international and national artists. In Doha, the Jediarart murals, a collection of murals throughout the city painted by various artists, are on display. In Mathaf, the Arabian Museum of Modern Art connects artists from all over the Arabian Peninsula. In addition to its multicultural and eclectic dining scene, Qatar is known for its beaches, making it a perfect destination for relaxation, with mostly sunny and warm days year-round. Qatar has a little bit of everything to enjoy.

Accessible travel Qatar

Qatar is party to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, however, it still has a way to go. The Shaffallah Institute is in charge of reviewing accessibility conditions for accommodations, employment, transportation, health, among others. There has been progress, especially in Doha. Public places often have accessible toilets and entrances for people with reduced mobility, there are ramps and elevators at the airport, and there are reserved parking spaces. If you want to see the specific accessibility of certain places click here, there is a web initiative that rates them according to their accessibility.


https://www.accessibleqatar.com/


Country Information

Health

Make sure you have adequate medical insurance for your personal and travel needs, and that you have funds to cover any medical emergencies.
No vaccinations are required for travel to Qatar.

Security

The crime rate in Qatar is low and there is extensive police deployment, however, it is still recommend to be cautious and avoid flashing valuables.

Documentation

A valid passport is required. Other requirements for access to Qatar depend on your nationality. Check the specific entry requirements here.

https://portal.moi.gov.qa/qatarvisas/visadetails.html?ctr=185&res=185

Weather

The climate in Qatar is desert-like: dry, arid and sunny all year round. There are very hot summers and mild winters. The country receives more tourists from November to April due to the less extreme temperatures.

Language

The official language of Qatar is Arabic. English is the most widely spoken foreign language and sign language was officially recognized in 2001.

Electricity

Electricity voltage in Qatar is 240V and frequency is 50 Hz. The plugs are type D and G.