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Introduction to Qatar
Qatar, on the west coast of the Persian Gulf, is a fascinating country combining an affluent capital, Doha, sweeping desert dunes and wildlife-rich nature reserves. This oil-rich, modern nation takes pride in its history and traditional culture. IHG’s family of Qatar hotels includes chic accommodations in Doha’s business hub and a luxurious spa in the north of the city.

Currency
Qatari riyal (QAR)

Official languages
Arabic; English widely spoken

Climate
Qatar has a dry, subtropical desert climate; average Jun–Aug 95°F, Dec–Feb 64°F. Highest rainfall Sep

Arriving from Hamad International Airport
Airport is 9 miles southeast of central Doha. Travel time 20 minutes by taxi (average QAR 45)

Getting around Qatar

  • Metered taxis
  • Air-conditioned buses
  • Hire cars

Top Qatar sightseeing

  • Neolithic carvings at Jabal Jassasiya
  • Museum of Islamic Art, Doha
  • Walled town of Al Zubara
  • Traditional Souq Waqif, Doha
  • “Inland sea” at Khor al Udaid
  • Imam Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab Mosque, Doha

Top Qatar experiences

  • Strolling the Doha Corniche
  • Watching camel races at Shahaniya racetrack
  • Dining on Qatari dishes at Souq Waqif
  • Shopping on Pearl-Qatar, an artificial island
  • Taking an off-road 4x4 trip in the desert
  • Watching dhow fishing boats in Doha harbor

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