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ATM Machines of international banks
& credit cards are available in several parts of the
country & at the airport.
Bargaining is normal in the souqs and
most small shops. All department stores, supermarkets
and western style malls operate at fixed prices.
It is illegal to carry alcohol in your
car, and drinking and driving
is heavily penalized.
The unit of currency is Qatar Riyal ( QAR.)
US$ 1 = Qatar Riyal 3.65
Credit cards are accepted in hotels
and major retail outlets. The cards generally in use
are American Express, Diners Club, Visa and Master Card.
October through April are cooler months.
The months of May and September are moderately hot.
June through August are usually hot and humid.
Is 220 - 240 Volts at 50 cycles AC
Though Arabic is the official language,
a great number of Qataris/Expatriates speak English.
In Doha major currencies and traveller cheques can
be exchanged at Doha International airport, banks and Money exchanges.
Holiday - Friday
Friday is the general day of worship
and a public holiday.
Vehicles are driven on the right side
of the road. There is a great network of surface trunk
roads joining the main towns and main roads.
G.M.T. + 03 hours. ( winter )
||Peace be with you (greeting)
|Wa alaykum as-salaam
||And with you peace (reply)|
||How are you? (greeting)|
|Al humdullah bikhair
||Fine,thanks to God (reply)|
||You are welcome|
||Good, Ok ||