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Essential Tips for Visiting Doha, Qatar with Falcon Tours

Planning a trip to Doha, Qatar? With its blend of modern architecture, rich cultural heritage, and stunning landscapes, Doha offers a unique travel experience. To make the most of your visit, here are some essential tips to keep in mind, brought to you by Falcon Tours.

1. Best Time to Visit

Optimal Seasons

The best time to visit Doha is from November to April. During these months, the weather is cooler and more pleasant, making it ideal for outdoor activities and tours.

Off-Peak Seasons

For travelers looking to avoid crowds, visiting during the summer months (May to October) can be a good option, though be prepared for high temperatures.

2. Dress Modestly

Cultural Respect

Qatar is a conservative country, and it's important to dress modestly, especially in public places. Men should avoid wearing shorts and sleeveless shirts, while women should cover their shoulders and knees.

Comfortable Clothing

Lightweight, breathable fabrics are recommended due to the warm climate. Don’t forget your sunglasses and a hat to protect yourself from the sun.

3. Stay Hydrated

Importance of Hydration

The desert climate can be dehydrating, so always carry a bottle of water with you. Staying hydrated is key, especially if you’re participating in outdoor activities like the desert safari.

4. Currency and Payments

Local Currency

The currency in Qatar is the Qatari Riyal (QAR). It's advisable to carry some local currency for small purchases, though most places accept credit and debit cards.


Tipping is not mandatory but appreciated. A 10-15% tip for good service in restaurants and for tour guides is a common practice.

5. Transportation

Getting Around

Doha has a well-developed public transportation system, including buses and the Doha Metro. Taxis and ride-sharing services are also widely available and convenient.

Airport Transfers

Falcon Tours offers convenient airport pickup and drop-off services, ensuring a smooth start and end to your trip.

6. Explore Local Cuisine

Must-Try Dishes

Don’t miss out on trying local Qatari dishes such as Machboos (spiced rice with meat), Harees (wheat and meat dish), and Balaleet (sweet saffron noodles with eggs). Visit traditional markets like Souq Waqif for an authentic culinary experience.

Dining Etiquette

When dining, using your right hand for eating is customary, as the left hand is considered impolite. Also, sharing food from a common dish is a common practice.

7. Respect Local Customs


Always ask for permission before taking photos of people, especially women and in areas where photography is restricted, such as government buildings and military sites.


A warm handshake is the usual greeting. However, be mindful that physical contact between men and women in public may be considered inappropriate.

8. Health and Safety

Medical Facilities

Qatar has excellent healthcare facilities. However, it's advisable to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses.


Doha is considered a very safe city with low crime rates. Nevertheless, always stay aware of your surroundings and keep your belongings secure.

9. Booking Tours with Falcon Tours

Early Bookings

To secure your spot and get the best rates, book your tours in advance through our website

Popular Tours

Check out our most popular tours, such as the Desert Safari Adventure, Doha City Highlights Tour, and Dhow Cruise. Our knowledgeable guides ensure a memorable experience.

10. Enjoy Your Stay!

Be Open and Enjoy

Doha is a city of contrasts where modernity meets tradition. Embrace the local culture, try new experiences, and enjoy the warm hospitality of the Qatari people.

Contact Falcon Tours

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Make your visit to Doha an unforgettable experience with Falcon Tours. We look forward to welcoming you!

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