Important Things To Know
The Qatari Riyal, or QAR, is the national currency used in Qatar.
A single Qatari Riyal is divided into 100 Dirhams.
The Qatari Riyal is pegged to the US Dollar at a fixed exchange rate making it a strong currency.
Arabic is the national language used in Qatar and has two dialects. These are Qatari Arabic and the Gulf Arabic used by the locals.
There’s also Qatari sign language for those who have a loss of hearing.
We also found that English is spoken for the benefit of conducting business and tourism.
Other languages spoken in Qatar include Farsi, Urdu, Malayalam, and Balochi.
Climate And Weather
Qatar is known for having a somewhat desert climate. This means you can expect long summers with dry heat.
During the summer, Qatar can experience scorching temperatures above 113°F (45°C).
Wintertime is more welcoming to those who aren’t used to the heat, with temperatures dropping below 41°F (5°C).
Rainfall isn’t uncommon either with the northern parts of the country having around 30% more rain than the south side.