The Ultimate Guide to a Layover in Doha

The Ultimate Guide to a Layover in Doha, Doha, Qatar (B)

Have the option to make a long layover in Qatar? Here is a guide on what to do, whether it be a whirlwind 5-hour stop or a jam-packed 12-hour stop! Also, find essential tips for travel around Qatar along with the new and updated fees for entrance to the museums.

When you arrive for your layover in Doha City, you will need to make your way out of the airport. Before you decide on a layover, make sure to check your government’s advice on if you need a transit visa. Now 80 countries can obtain a FREE visa on arrival. The UK is one of them. After you pass through immigration, you will see an information desk. Here you can grab a map and ask any questions regarding events, transport, food, customs, and traditions.

There are a few ATM’s and a currency exchange desk in the airport near where you collect your luggage. However, if you’re travelling on a direct ticket, there is no need to collect your luggage to lug it around the streets of Qatar with you. We withdrew money from the HSBC bank just before going through the nothing to declare area. The exchange rate was reasonable and in line with the XE converter. As a couple, we withdrew 150 Qatari Rial ($41.20), which was enough for a day pass each on the 777 bus, food and drink in the evening, ice cream, a fridge magnet, and a short taxi ride. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: The Ultimate Guide to a Layover in Doha
Guide Location: Qatar » Doha
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Katie Mallalieu
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Museum of Islamic Art
  • Chorniche
  • Pearl Monument
  • Pearl Boulevard
  • Souq Waqif
  • National Museum
  • Green Garden Hotel
  • The Torch Doha