QATAR MOTOGP 2018QATAR MOTOGP 2018
16 18 MAR

DESTINATION & TOURISM

Key Facts, International Travel, and Things to Do

    Background

    Qatar is a peninsular Arab country that is located in the Persian Gulf and shares its borders with Saudi Arabia. Its capital city is Doha, famous for its futuristic skyscrapers and ultramodern architecture. Thanks to its large reserves of natural gas and oil, Qatar is classified as a country of high human development and enjoys a high per capita income. In 2022, Qatar will be the first Arab country to host the FIFA Wold Cup of football.

    • Language: Arabic
    • Currency: Qatari Rial (QAR)
    • Time Zone: AST (GMT+0300)

    International Travel

    Hamad International Airport (HIA) has replaced Doha International Airport as international flights hub. HIA is located approximately 13 km from Doha and offers several bus routes to Doha and surrounding areas.

    HIA has joined the top tier of global airports becoming the sixth airport in the world to receive the '5-Star Airport' designation by Skytrax.

    Accommodation

    For more information on where to stay and accommodation, check out our dedicated Accommodation page.

    Things To Do

    There are plenty of things to do in Doha, such as visiting the local Souqs, the Al Corniche Park with its display of local art, the various museums available, and its local beaches. If interested, you can also drive one hour north of downtown Doha and visit the Al-Shahaniya Camel Race Track, which hosts some of the most exciting camel races in Qatar!

    Weather

    Qatar enjoys a hot desert climate with very long summers and scarce rainfall. The average temperature in the month of March is around the mid-twenties degrees centigrade, with the highest temperature ever recorded being 39 degrees centigrade. March is also the month with the highest chance of rain, although this mostly happens on isolated days.

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