Information & Facts
Arabic is the official language, but English is widely
The official currency is the Qatari Riyal (QAR), which divides
into 100 dirhams. The Riyal exchange rate is pegged to the US
Dollar at QR 3.65. Money and travellers cheques can be exchanged at
banks, the airport and exchange dealers. To avoid additional
charges it is best to take travellers cheques in US Dollars or
Pounds Sterling. The main bank branches are on Grand Hamad Street
in Doha. Banks are open Saturday to Thursday 8am to 1pm and some
are open into the evening. ATMs are available on the main streets
of the cities and towns, at banks and in shopping malls and most
shops, hotels and restaurants accept international credit
Bookings are essential, as the farm can only be
accessed by registered tour companies.
Local time is GMT +3.