Flights and Transfers
Direct flights from Dublin to Doha last approximately 9 hours.
30-day visas are issued on arrival to British passport holders and cost about £20. Please check with the embassy for up to date visa requirements for Qatar.
Arabic is the official language, however, due to the proportion of immigrant workers and expats, English is a very common second language and acts as the lingua franca among the different nationalities.
Buses, taxis and limousines are the only forms of public transport but they are completely adequate for travelling around Qatar. Unfortunately demand for taxis far outweighs supply, so it can take a long time to get one if you’re away from the major locations.
The Qatari riyal is the official currency.
240V/50Hz standard UK plug
Vaccinations and Health
Visit your GP or specialist travel clinic for up-to-date information and travel advice regarding Qatar. Be sure to drink plenty of water – this is the desert, after all.