Top Answers To Qatar Travel Questions

  • Anonymous user answered:
    Qatar juts out into the Arabian Gulf like a big thumb, so unsurprisingly it gets very hot here in the summer months (though tourism boosters will claim it's a "dry" heat). The best months to visit, then, are November to March, when daytime temps aren't too hot and things will even get chilly in the evenings. There's a good article on GoNomad.com about things to do at: http://www.gonomad.com/destinations/0605/qatar.html
  • Alistair answered:
    Nora, I would recommend you check with the Qatari embassy before your departure. Qatar will issue two-week tourist visas for citizens of 33 countries, although Iraq is not one of those. There looks to be a program whereby U.S. green card holders can get a visa via a resident in Qatar, though not sure if this would apply to you. Here's a link to the Qatari embassy website's section on visas: http://www.qatarembassy.net/visa.asp
  • Anonymous user answered:
    Qatar is governed by Islamic law so, yes, it is illegal for unmarried couples to live together. However, this mostly pertains to Qatari citizens, though non-Qataris should certainly be very sensitive to the cultural norms of this conservative Middle Eastern state. There are stories about certain hotels not accepting unmarried couples, but as your boyfriend is already living in the country I think you'll be OK on that front. I'm guessing that if you're discrete and don't draw attention to yourselves with raucous parties or attire, it shouldn't be a problem. If in doubt check with the foreign office of your home country.

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