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Qatar Warnings and Dangers

  • Driving and Traffic

    Qatar Warnings and Dangers

    While cruising the highway (from Ras Laffan to Doha), we normally drive at 120 kph since this is the maximum speed limit allowed in the highway. But you will always be surprised that there will be an overspeeding vehicles that will overtake you (maybe cruising at 150kph or more). Just be careful and stay on the right side of the road or else...

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  • Islamic Law or Sharia

    Qatar Warnings and Dangers

    From what I was told in Doha, crime is minimal. This is not entirely due to the existence of Sharia (Islamic) law, which in Qatar is applied only to Muslims anyway (as distinct from Saudi Arabia, where it applies to all in the kingdom). There are other factors, such as the fact that most Qataris are reasonably affluent, if not downright wealthy. As...

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  • Dressing

    Qatar Warnings and Dangers

    Others have said that it is acceptable for women to dress somewhat revealing, you may not get carted away but it is considered disrespectful to the culture here. Also especially during the holy month of Ramadan, dress conservatively, no shorts or sleeveless tops. It is really rude to those fasting and it makes those who dress this way appear to be...

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  • No Overspeeding at the Highway

    While cruising the highway (from Ras Laffan to Doha), we normally drive at 120 kph since this is the maximum speed limit allowed in the highway. But you will always be surprised that there will be an overspeeding vehicles that will overtake you (maybe cruising at 150kph or more). Just be careful and stay on the right side of the road or else...

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  • Hitchhikers at the Highway

    Very often I see hitchhikers (mostly Indians, Pakistani and Nepali) who are standing at the roadside and making a gesture of a request for free ride. Not that I am against in hitchhiker but the risk of getting hit by speeding vehicles eventhough they are standing at the shoulder of the road. We are not also sure about our own safety should you...

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  • Rules are made to be broken....

    Actually driving in Qatar is not worse than many other cities in the world, but still it seems like they got no traffic rules. Though I was told they actually do :p People just think that those rules are made up for them to break them lol

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  • Please, Dress Appropriately

    Others have said that it is acceptable for women to dress somewhat revealing, you may not get carted away but it is considered disrespectful to the culture here. Also especially during the holy month of Ramadan, dress conservatively, no shorts or sleeveless tops. It is really rude to those fasting and it makes those who dress this way appear to be...

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  • Warning: Charming guys!

    Girls, watch out for the guys in Qatar, they can be very charming, and they come from all over the world :P It can be "dangerous" to get involved with one, and so sad when you have to leave this wonderful country again...so unless you plan to stay for a long time, or bring him with you home (maybe in your suitcase), dont do anything you will regret...

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  • Be careful on the roads

    One can easily think it's silly to keep the speed limit of 120 km/h when driving on a straight road in the desert with noone else around. Be careful though since sometimes there are pretty big holes on the countryside roads.

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  • BOREDOM

    Qatar is a very small country.The capital, Doha, is very smallThere are no other major cities in the countryDoha has about 6 bars, all bad, all with generic music. The Qatari desert is spectacularly boring compared to that of the UAE, Oman, or Saudi.In short, you will quickly run out of activities, and even with places to drive to.That said, if you...

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  • Do not utter a Single Word against the...

    If you want a nice and problem free trip you should definitely not utter a Single Word against the Emir or the Government of Qatar. I saw a lot of (20-30) foreigners mostly from USA in Doha and they were having a nice time in Marriot Hotel's Bar. So, u can do everything but nothing should be open in public and against the government.

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  • Dress Properly

    Please take care of your dress and dress according to Islamic rules because its a strict and conservative Islamic country and u have to follow the basic rules.

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  • Drive According to Rules

    As everything here is strict, driving any vehicle is very difficult as well. You should only drive if u have got a Driving License. Moreover, if u are a foreigner and u have done an accident, u will be immidiately deported back to your country instead of giving u a fine slip. It has happened in the past. My cousin's friend got deported beccause of...

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  • Doha is a safe place to be...

    Doha is a safe place to be (with regards to security) for the exception of their driving which is indescribable. My first impression when first driving there was:' have I got myself into a racetrack by mistake or what?” Some really drive as if they're in a big hurry to get themselves killed and mostly without noticing others (whether in a car or a...

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  • From what I was told in Doha,...

    From what I was told in Doha, crime is minimal. This is not entirely due to the existence of Sharia (Islamic) law, which in Qatar is applied only to Muslims anyway (as distinct from Saudi Arabia, where it applies to all in the kingdom). There are other factors, such as the fact that most Qataris are reasonably affluent, if not downright wealthy. As...

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  • Travellers must remember that...

    Travellers must remember that Qatar is an Islamic state therefore they must abide by their laws. Women must dress conservatively away from the beach etc. Pork is not allowed in the country. THERE IS NO PUBLIC TRANSPORT AS SUCH BUT TAXIS ARE VERY CHEAP

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