Qatar Travel FAQ

What is the dress code in Qatar?

Foreign visitors are expected to dress in a style that is sensitive to the Islamic culture. Conservative clothing is recommended. Men generally wear long trousers and a shirt in public. Women’s attire in public – as opposed to hotels or private clubs – should cover the shoulders, upper arms and knees.

What is the insurance policy for traveling to Qatar?

As of February 1, 2023, all foreign visitors are required to have an approved and recognized medical insurance policy in order to gain entry into Qatar. The policy must be effective for the duration of their stay, and can be purchased in advance or on arrival at a cost of 50 Qatari Riyal, roughly $14.

Is bikini allowed in Qatar public beaches?

You absolutely can not wear a bikini at a public beach in Qatar and you can not wear a one piece either as it reveals too much flesh. Men also have to be careful in their swim attire as they would also need to cover their knees and wear a rash vest.

What is the alcohol policy?

Adults can drink alcohol in Qatar at some designated places (bars, clubs, hotels, or approved fan zones) or at private places after purchasing from licensed sellers.

Can people buy alcohol in duty free on the arrival?

You can purchase alcohol on the way out from Doha at the duty free. You can not buy it on the way in – and yes they do scan hand baggage and will confiscated any you try to bring in from elsewhere.

What is not allowed to bring to Qatar?

Weapons, firearms and ammunition. Also, Alcoholic beverages, Pork products, Narcotic drugs is not allowed.

Is Qatar safe for Westerners?

Qatar is one of the safest country in the world. So regularly is safe for everyone. Qatar has a low crime rate, Pickpocketing, bag snatching and some crimes can occur, but they are so rare.

Is Qatar a friendly country?

Yes, It is. Arab people are always known for their hospitality and warmth. This can be seen from the opening of the World Cup in Qatar 2022.

What language is spoken in Qatar?

Arabic is the official language of the people of Qatar, but due to the large population of foreigners in Qatar, languages such as English, Hindi, etc. are popular.