25 September 2017

Qatar


The Listings
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General Information
International Tel Code: +574
Currency: Qatari riyal (QAR)
Exchange rate: 1 US $ = 3.64 QAR

Visas: Required by all except GCC nationals. Transit visas are not required by those who continue their journey to a third country by the same or next connecting flight within 48 hours, but they must hold tickets with confirmed reservations. Seven-day visas are granted to businessmen provided they are sponsored by a local company and visitor visas for up to 3 months are obtained upon application by a sponsor residing in Qatar. For obtaining entry visas, foreign applicants need Qatari sponsor. GCC residents can obtain entry visas for 2 weeks, renewable on demand for 2 weeks more, provided that valid residence permits are affixed on their passports (labourers are excluded). Nationals from the following countries can obtain 14-day visas on arrival at the airport, or apply for them online via the Internet, prior to arrival: France, Germany, Britain, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, US, and Vatican City. A 14-day visa on arrival costs QR55 ($15). Full details of visas requirements are available on www.moi.gov.qa

Ministry of Tourism
Tel: 4411555, Fax: 4372993

Airport and Airlines

Doha International Airport
Tel: 4622222, Fax: 4622044
Air India
Tel: 4418423, Fax: 4411329/4321134
British Airways
Tel: 4321434/4321538 Fax: 4436213
Biman Bangladesh Airlines
Tel: 4433117, Fax: 4412000
China Airlines
Tel: 4441161/4426201, Fax: 4441241
Egypt Air
Tel: 4458301/4458302, Fax: 4449500
Emirates
Tel: 4384477/4384422, Fax: 4352661
Gulf Air
Tel: 4455444/4455455, Fax: 4472333
Indian Airlines
Tel: 4356020/4357489, Fax: 4357490
Iran Air
Tel: 4323666, Fax: 4449620
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Tel: 4321208/09/10, Fax: 4351763/4421152
Kuwait Airways
Tel: 4422392/4435340/4424112, Fax: 4434786
Lufthansa
Tel: 4418666, Fax: 4427711
Middle East Airlines
Tel: 4422288/4418666, Fax: 4427711
Oman Air
Tel: 4320509/4440456
Pakistan International Airlines
Tel: 4426290/4324949, Fax: 4323469
Qatar Airways
Tel: 4496000, Fax: 4621996
Flies to: Casablanca, Tripoli, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Khartoum, Luxor, Cairo, Seychelles, Beirut, Amman, Damascus, Kuwait, Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Muscat, Bahrain, Sanaa, Tehran, Moscow, Istanbul, Rome, Milan, Munich, Vienna, Frankfurt, Zurich, Paris, London, Manchester, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Kathmandu, Peshawar, Dhaka, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Trivandrum, Colombo, Maldives, Yangon, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Jakarta, Manila, Cebu, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul, Osaka
Royal Jordanian
Tel: 4329443/4351422, Fax: 4329438
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Tel: 4322991/4440121, Fax: 4327810
Singapore Airlines
Tel: 4414813/4321427, Fax 4441160
Srilankan Airlines
Tel: 4441217/4446345, Fax: 4362334
Sudan Airways
Tel: 4320877/4441161, Fax: 4441160
Syrian Arab Airlines
Tel: 442911/4423226, Fax: 4327171
Yemen Airways
Tel: 4458309/310/4412911, Fax: 4327245
 
Car Hire   

Avis
Tel: 4667744/4622180, Fax: 4657626
Budget
Tel: 4685515/4622678, Fax: 4685051
Doha Limousine
Tel: 4839999, Fax: 4588687
Eurodollar
Tel: 4321313, Fax: 4328822
Mannai Autorent
Tel: 4438404/4432773, Fax: 4357041
National
Tel: 4871995/4878068, Fax: 4881695
Prestige
Tel: 4477577 Fax: 4477799
Sixt
Tel: 4321313, Fax: 4692829
Thrifty
Tel: 4666655/4621180, Fax: 4666554

Hotels

Al Sadd Merweb 
Tel: 4471111, Fax: 4471117
No. of rooms: 118
Dining outlets
Beyond Expectations (Midwest restaurant), CloudNyn Bar, Coffee Beanery
Banqueting/Conference facilities
Business centre with secretarial services. Meeting room with theatre- and conference-style seating

Doha Marriott Hotel
Tel: 4298888, Fax: 4418784
No. of rooms: 308
No. of suites: 42
Dining outlets
All’Aperto (poolside Italian restaurant), Asia Live, Café Trottoir, Corniche
Mediterranean, Salsa Tex-Mex,
Taj Rasoi and the Pearl Lounge
Banqueting/Conference facilities
Four meeting rooms, the largest being
Al-Ruwaq, which can accommodate up to 500 delegates
Recreational facilities
Spa, fitness centre, scuba diving, surfing, water-skiing, snorkeling and playground for children

InterContinental Doha
Tel: 4844444, Fax: 4839555
No. of rooms: 246
No. of suites: 36
Dining outlets
Amwaj, Paloma Tex-Mex, Za Moda (Italian), Sultan Ibrahim, Beach House, Pool bar, Tea garden, lobby lounge
Banqueting/Conference facilities
Al Wajba ballroom (850 guests). Al Diwan, Al Dana and Barzan meeting rooms offer state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, meeting planner, and customised event portfolios
Recreational facilities
400 metres of beach, gym, health club, covered playground, outdoor pool, 2
outdoor floodlit tennis courts, sauna, 2 squash courts, steam room, volleyball, and massage services. Covered
children’s paddling pool and play area

Mercure Grand Hotel
Tel: 4462222, Fax: 4439186
No. of rooms: 175
No. of suites: 3
Dining outlets
La Villa Mediterranean, The Old Manor (steakhouse), La Brasserie (French cuisine) and Le Club bar
Banqueting/Conference facilities
The Lubnah Boardroom and Al Riyadh Halls can be combined host 180 guests seated or 210 standing
Recreational facilities
Swimming pool, sauna and fitness
centre. Organised excursions include
visits to local markets and falcon shops

Mövenpick Hotel Doha
Tel: 4291111, Fax: 4291100
No. of rooms: 150
No. of suites: 4
Dining outlets
Seasons restaurant, Piano Piano lounge bar, L’Espresso lobby lounge,
Banqueting/Conference facilities
Three meeting rooms with modern facilities, including audio-visual equipment and soundproof partitioning, can host up to 70 delegates
Recreational facilities
Arranged boating, fishing, water sports activities, fully-equipped gym, Jacuzzi, swimming pool, special activities for kids

Ramada Hotel Doha
Tel: 4417417, Fax: 4410941
No. of rooms: 271
No. of suites: 43
Dining outlets
Chingari (Indian cuisine), Hyde Park (International cuisine), Maxim (French restaurant), Palm Garden (coffee house), Sakura (Japanese restaurant)
Banqueting/Conference facilities
Four meeting rooms with advanced
technological capabilities
Recreational facilities
Private beach with snorkelling, sailing, water-skiing, and jet skiing facilities, golf
courses nearby

Rydges Plaza Hotel
Tel: 4385444, Fax: 4385445
No. of rooms: 110
No. of suites: 26
Dining outlets
Garden Court, II Rustico (Italian dining), Aussie Legends Bar
Banqueting/Conference facilities
Three function rooms for small meetings/
conferences (150 delegates). Conference concierge, business centre (100 guests)
Recreational facilities
Health club equipped with the latest
cardio-vascular and exercise equipment, with sauna and steam rooms, Mediterranean-themed swimming pool

Sealine Beach Resort
Tel: 4772722, Fax: 4772733
No. of rooms: 73
No. of chalets/villas: 40
Dining outlets
Pearl (continental), pool snack bar, Dune’s Lounge
Recreational facilities
Gymnasium, tennis courts, 2 pools, indoor/outdoor children’s play areas, snoopy activity club for kids

Sheraton Doha Hotel & Resort
Tel: 4854444, Fax: 4832323/4831119
No. of rooms: 363
Dining outlets
Atrium lounge, Al Shaheen Middle
Eastern restaurant, La Veranda Italian restaurant, Al Hubara, Laffan fusion dining, Alegria bar, Waterhole bar,
Pirate’s Cove (steak and seafood)
Banqueting/Conference facilities
Twenty-eight meeting rooms with dedicated exhibit space and state-of-the-art technology
Recreational facilities
Indoor and outdoor tennis courts, jogging track, private beach with wind surfing, banana boat rides (babysitting service), beach volleyball and massage facilities

The Ritz-Carlton Doha
Tel: 4848000, Fax: 4848708
No. of rooms: 271
No. of suites: 103
Dining outlets
La Mer (French cuisine), Porcini (Italian restaurant), The Lagoon, Flamingos poolside eatery, Habanos cigar bar, Admiral’s club, the lobby lounge and Shisha Diwan
Banqueting/Conference facilities
Two ballrooms, 6 individual meeting rooms, a dedicated video-conferencing room and extensive outdoor function areas with state-of-the-art technology, high-speed internet access, and live
web-broadcasting capabilities
Recreational facilities
The spa and fitness centre, 2 swimming pools, tennis and Ritz-Carlton kids club

Travel Agents

Ali Bin Ali Travel Bureau
Tel: 4441161, Fax: 4321426
Cleopatra
Tel: 4411010, Fax: 4444010
Regency Travel & Tourism
Tel: 4443444, Fax: 4413351
Trans Orient Travel & Tourism Centre
Tel: 4458458, Fax: 4321099
Darwish Travel Co.
Tel: 4418666, Fax: 4427711




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