Traveling to Doha

We are very excited to welcome you to Qatar. Below you will find information about the airports, national currency, and health information.

The capital of Qatar, Doha, is a melting pot of over 94 nationalities that welcomes visitors with open arms. Popular destinations include Souq Waqif, the National Museum of Qatar, the Museum of Islamic Arts, and legacy remnants of the 2022 Fifa World Cup.

Hamad International Airport

If you are arriving at Hamad International Airport, you’ll find that a quick taxi or bus ride will have you at the heart of the city in just 30 minutes. You can learn more about travel to and from the airport here.

More information about the airport can be found here.

Visa Information

Extensive information about visas to enter Qatar can be found here. Depending on your citizenship, the process of obtaining a visa may differ. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions.

Visit visas need to be obtained before arrival. However, depending on your citizenship, you may be eligible for a visa on arrival or visa-free travel.

E-Visa Application

Qatar’s hospitable nature is showcased in its visa process, as nationalities from 102 countries can enter visa-free, and all others can apply for an e-visa using the Hayya platform online. The Hayya platform makes visa processes easier for all foreign visitors. This, includes the residents of countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council travelling with companions. 

Learn more about Hayya here

Tips for First Time Visitors

1. Doha Weather in October

The expected temperatures during the conference are highs of 35°C with very high heat and humidity, falling to 24°C at night, so make sure to pack appropriately for the warm weather!

2. Respecting Culture & Tradition

While Doha welcomes all cultures and nationalities, it is important to be sensitive to local values and mannerisms. For example, it is encouraged for visitors to dress modestly when roaming around the city.

3. Official Languages of Qatar

While Arabic is the official language spoken by Qataris, English is widely known and used throughout the city, making it easy for foreign visitors to get around. 

Moving Around The City

Visitors can discover Doha by road, air or sea – as a variety of options – from bus, to metro, to taxis, or even dhows available throughout the day.

Buses

The bus network connects Hamad International Airport to various destinations across the city, offering a convenient transport option. Bus fare can only be paid with a Karwa Smartcard, available at HIA help desks near baggage claim belts 5 & 6.

Taxis

Karwa Taxi are available at prominent locations around Qatar, such as shopping centres, hotels, hospitals, business centres and more. Travellers with special needs can book a minivan via the Karwa Taxi app, suitable for two or three wheelchairs and accompanying passengers. Payment options are cash, all major credit and debit cards, iPay (by Vodafone), Apple pay and Google pay. 

For bookings, download the Karwa Taxi App, call 4458 8888 or hail from the side of the road.

Doha Metro

The state-of-the art Doha Metro is largely operational, connecting various points of interest across Doha.

Tram

Education City, where the conference will be held, is easily connected through a free tram system that will allow speakers and attendees to travel between different university campuses, QNL, and more.

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Car rental

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Taxis
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Visa information

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