Language
The official language is Arabic. English is widely spoken and understood. A wide range of other languages are spoken within the hospitality industry.
Important telephone numbers
  • Emergency: 999
  • Directory Assistance: 180
  • Hamad International Airport: +974 4010 6666
  • Qatar Tourism Call Centre: +974 4444 4106
Telecommunications
The country code for Qatar is +974. Telecom providers Ooredoo and Vodafone offer pre-paid and post-paid mobile services.
Internet
Wi-fi broadband hotspots are available across the country and are easily accessible at hotels and public parks.
Electricity
220/240 volts AC 50Hz. Socket type is square three-pin 13 amp (as used in the UK).
Water
Tap water is generally safe to drink in Doha and other urban areas.

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