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Flights to Qatar

A Trip to Qatar 

Qatar is a celebration of ambition, a work of art created by a society that is determined to carve out a stunning future based on age-old traditions. The country is the perfect place to learn about the ancient pastime of falconry and modern camel races with robot jockeys. Come and lose yourself in a fairy tale straight out of the Arabian Nights in Qatar.

Carriers flying from India to Qatar are Jet Airways, Qatar Airways, Air India Express. Other airlines flying to Qatar are Emirates, flydubai, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Royal Nepal Airlines, SriLankan Airlines, Saudia, EgyptAir, Oman Air, Kuwait Airways, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Gulf Air, Cathay Pacific, PIA.

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Which city is cheap to fly to in Qatar?

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Domestic travel between cities

  • The best way to get around Qatar is by public buses. Please note that these buses do not accept cash payment for tickets; you will need to purchase a smart card for this purpose.
  • You can also hire a taxi or rent a car and explore the various attractions in Qatar. If you feel like indulging in luxury, you can also hire limousines which are a popular means of transport in the country.

Things to do in Qatar

  • Explore the capital city, Doha. You will find old Arabic traditions side-by-side with modern standards of living. The coastal city is home to a lot of vintage Arabic architecture that is beautiful to behold.
  • Qatar has a lot of museums, caves and forts for history aficionados. Zubarah is a famous archaeological site that is not to be missed during your travels through the country. The rock carvings of Al Jassassiya are equally famous. Many forts and towers in Qatar have been converted into museums like the Barzan Towers, the watchtower at Al Khor and the Al Koot
  • National Museum, Al Ghuwair Castle and the Museum of Islamic Art are other interesting attractions in Qatar. Make it a point to visit The Pearl, a manmade island off the coast near Doha. Pick up some traditional souvenirs at the many souqs and take delight in the unique culture of Qatar.

Before you fly to Qatar

Visa for Indians flying to Qatar

To obtain a tourist visa to Qatar, you will require a sponsor who resides in the country, either a friend/relative or the hotel where you will be staying. Your application will be processed by the Ministry of Interior in Doha and you will be emailed the visa details which need to be provided at the immigration desk at the airport.

Best time to visit Qatar

The best time to visit Qatar is during the winter season and early spring, from November to April. The pleasant weather and numerous festivities make your visit worthwhile.

Time and weather difference between India and Qatar

Qatar experiences a dry subtropical desert climate. Summers are known to be extremely hot and humid. Very high temperatures of around 45 ⁰C to 50 ⁰C are quite common in the country, especially between June and August. The country receives very low rainfall occurring mainly during the winter months. The temperature during this time hovers around 23 ⁰C.

India is 2 hours and 30 minutes ahead of the time in Qatar.

Currency and exchange rates between India and Qatar

The currency of Qatar is known as Qatari Riyal (QAR). 1 Qatari Riyal is approximately equal to 18 Indian Rupees.

Culture and important information to know before you fly to Qatar

There is a lot of Bedouin influence seen in the culture of Qatar. As the ancient inhabitants of this land depended heavily on the sea for their livelihood, it plays a prominent role in many of the literature and folklore of Qatar. Oral arts such as poetry and singing were revered in the country since ancient times. Figurative art forms were discouraged due to the restrictions imposed by Islam; these gained prominence in recent times, after the discovery of oil and the corresponding development that occurred in Qatar. Here are some tips you should follow, during your visit to Qatar.

  • Dust storms are quite common in Qatar; make sure you seek adequate shelter if you find yourself stuck in such a storm.
  • Dress conservatively while touring the country.
  • Carry plenty of drinking water with you and take necessary precaution against the heat by wearing sunscreens and clothes that cover your skin.

NOTE: All the above information is correct as of 4th April 2016.

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