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Qatar What to Expect

State of Qatar is a peninsular Arab country in the Middle East.  Its terrain comprises an arid desert and a long Persian (Arab) Gulf shoreline of beaches and dunes. Besides, it should come as no surprise that Qatar is one of the richest countries in the world. Therefore it has glitzy skyscrapers and unbelievably ambitious projects like The Pearl-Qatar. Almost 99% of the country lives in the capital Doha. Since the other part of the nation is just desert. Qatar has a wealth of beauty and culture to offer people visiting from all over the world.

The Pearl of Qatar
The Pearl of Qatar
Katara Village Doha, Qatar
Katara Village Doha, Qatar

Fast Facts

• Official name: State of Qatar.
• Capital: Doha.
• Population: about 2.8 million people live in Qatar (2020), with Qatari locals making up 15% of this number.
• Official language: Arabic.
• Visa issues: While citizens of over 85 countries are eligible for visa-free entry into the State of Qatar. So, this making it the most open country in the Middle East and 8th in the world in terms of visa facilitation. Whereas, for Visa info, plz Click HERE
• Best season to visit: Even So, the spring and fall months—April, May, October, and November—are considered best. Moreover, these have the temperate, averaging about 63 °F (17 °C),

• Just 12 percent of the country is Qatari
• Men outnumber women by three to one
• Qatar Airways is the best airline in the world in 2019
• It is the second flattest country in the world with the highest point is 33feet
• The Arabian Oryx is Qatar’s national animal
• Qatar ranked the sixth-best country in the world for expats.
• The country has a literacy rate of about 97%.

Qatar Top Experiences

  • Spend a night in a Bedouin camp.
  • Visit Doha Desert, a hotspot For dune bashing.
  • Walkthrough the Pearl of Qatar.
  • Visit the ancient market of Souq Waqif.
Souq Waqif Doha, Qatar
Souq Waqif Doha, Qatar

How safe is Qatar for Tourists?

Qatar is a very safe country to travel to. Its crime rates are very low. Also, violent crimes are extremely rare, especially towards foreigners. Although petty theft exists but is not common. However, there have been some reports concerning credit card scams. So, avoid using ATMs outside the big cities. It was also named the safest city in the world in 2017 and 2019.  Along with 10 other countries, Qatar has the world’s joint-lowest murder rate registering zero (0) intentional homicides per 100,000 people.

Qatar Budgeting Plan

Transportation Systems in Qatar

Qatar has more than 760 miles (1,230 km) of roads. Almost all of them are paved. There are no railroads. However, now Qatar has a new underground metro system for transportation. As an alternative, we can use taxis and the bus system. Popular ride-sharing apps of Careem and Uber also work in Qatar.


Although it depends upon where you travel and stay. However, Doha is one of the richest cities in the world and can be a little expensive for tourists. Alternatively, the city does have budget hotel options along with inexpensive eateries and travel options that can save loads of money on your travel.

Conclusively, all types of accommodation starting from budgeting about $10 to high end are available easily. The best sites to plan and choose your accommodation are  and Agoda. However, when you’re looking for a hostel, do your research first. Besides, read the reviews to get a feel for the place. And finally, book somewhere that suits you.

Food and local Dishes

Qatari cuisine features fresh fish and rice cooked with Indian spices. A typical meal might include boiled fish served on a bed of spicy rice with curry and potatoes. Traditional Qatari food is influenced by Indian and Iranian cuisine. Qatar’s specialty dishes include Ghuzi, Motabel, Biriani, Taboulleh, and Hummus.
However, Machboos is Qatar’s national dish, made of rice, meat, onions, and tomatoes, mixed with spices

Suggested daily budget – 60-80 USD. For Budget travelers, the average cost per day might be between 60~80$. It includes around 50$ for a budget hostel; 10~20$ for food and 10~20$ for transportation and sightseeing.


• For a day’s layover in Doha, you can use Karwa Smart Card. While you can top it up with a basic amount and enjoy the free bus travel for a whole day.
• During the summer months Qatar is as hot as hell with temperature around 50°C
• Walking is not a common mode of transportation in Doha
• The best view of the city skyline can be seen from the Museum of Islamic Arts

Doha Skyscaping view from Islamic Art Library
Doha Skyscaping view from Islamic Art Library


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