www.travel-university.org

Qatar

www.travel-university.org
Latest articles: Cyprus - Belize - Federated States of Micronesia - Jamaica - Commonwealth of Dominica - Notable attractions in London - Bolivia - Tasmania - Sydney - South Australia - Norfolk Island - Kakadu National Park - Great Barrier Reef - Western Australia - Northern Territory
Google


this site
Web
Asia : South East Asia, India, South-West Asia, Laos, Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, Georgia, Hong-Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar-Burma, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, The Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen




Qatar

Qatar
Qatar

So, you are thinking about traveling to the wonderful land of Qatar? Traveling to new destinations can sometimes be discouraging; knowing a few things about your newly desired getaway can really help. For example, will you enjoy the climate? Perhaps you are unsure about the entertainment that is available? Several questions and answers should be taken care of before traveling. Qatar, with its ever growing economy, can be a rather pleasant place to visit as long as you make sure it's right for you!





Qatar does require a passport and visa for U.S. citizens to enter and exit, so make sure the proper accommodations are met before hand! For citizens of most countries, you will be issued a visa upon arrival. Make sure you can pay it when you arrive at the capital of Doha, which will run your pockets QR 105 and will let you stay for thirty days. Outbreaks of violence do not often occur in Qatar, although, residents have been known to have hostility towards westerners. If you remain friendly and non-confrontational, you should not have any problems. When traveling to Qatar, you will notice a large presence among police in the country. Safety will not be a problem, but it always helps to keep a keen eye out and all times, it cannot hurt to be a little on the safe conscious side.

With an average temperature of eighty degrees Fahrenheit, you cannot complain in that in area! As far as the culture goes, the official language, by no surprise is Arabic. Not to be afraid though, the second most common language is English, and most locals can speak it at least a little bit. The language barrier should not be too much of an issue, just remain friendly and optimistic. You will find help if you need it, you will find most people are rather friendly in other countries. If you learn a few Arabic words and phrases, it will help you out. Also, getting around should be a breeze, you can travel by bus, taxi, or limousine rather easily. Keep in mind, the bus service is rather cheap.





Do not forget to check out some places with your stay! Some places of interest include, The Museum of Islamic Art, Souq Waqif (marketplace), Aqua Park, The Pearl, Villaggio Mall, and much more! The Villaggio Mall is said to be one of the best worlds in the mall, according to Forbes. Other things to do include water sports, due to the fact that the country is surrounded by water, you can only expect this to be popular! Try out the kite-surfing or perhaps the more traditional jet-ski?

As you can see, a trip to Qatar can be fun, and just as good as anywhere else. It is up to you to have a good time! Just remember to stay safe, you may experience harassment, because some locals are not tolerant to westerners, this is normal and can be expected everywhere. The emergency phone number for police, ambulance, and fire department are all 999. It also helps to be respectful to the Islamic culture. Respect the way they dress, eat, and greet each other. Take the time to read up on traditions and norms, it will help you get along with the locals and it may even impress them! Remember, you are an outsider, and it is up to you to adapt, just like people visiting our country have to do! Have fun and plan accordingly and all should be well. Traveling to countries in the Middle East can be dangerous, due to tension and hostility. Stay safe at all times, this is most important.










© www.travel-university.org 2012 - All materials contained in this website are protected by c o p y r i g h t laws, and may not be reproduced, republished, distributed, transmitted, displayed, broadcast or otherwise exploited in any manner without the express prior written permission of www.travel-university.org. You may link from your website to www.travel-university.org homepage or one of its interior pages.
Contact us