Doha, one of the world’s most intriguing tourist destinations, offers a rich array of experiences that are perfectly suited for visitors. Discover Qatar tours include half- and full day desert safaris, city and cultural tours, traditional dhow cruise, some of the world’s best shopping and culinary experiences and many more.
Offering something for everyone, Doha is a destination for architecture lovers with the world-famous iconic Museum of Islamic Art, adventurous visitors with the Inland Sea and Singing Sand Dunes, art lovers with Arab Museum of Modern Art, Al Riwaq Gallery or Richard Serra’s West-East sculpture in the Zekreet Desert, or those who like to have five star culinary experiences with Michelin Star restaurants such as Nobu and Hakkasan.
Have a look at transit and tourist visa types and find out which one is suitable for you.
|Online Transit Visa||Online Tourist Visa||Tourist Visa On Arrival|
|Where/How to apply||Qatar Airways accepts applications on behalf of Ministry of Interior, State of Qatar. Click here to apply.||Qatar Airways accepts applications on behalf of Ministry of Interior, State of Qatar. Click here to apply.||Passenger requests on arrival at immigration through Ministry of Interior, State of Qatar|
|Payment & Fees||
FREE - Departure tax may be collected if it wasn’t collected at the time of issuance of ticket
|69 USD (normal single entry) - 120 USD (urgent single entry) & non refundable||100 QAR - non refundable. Passengers can also pre-apply through Qatar e-government Hukoomi website|
All nationalities may apply - visas are granted at the sole discretion of Qatar Ministry of Immigration
|All nationalities may apply- visas are granted at the sole discretion of Qatar Ministry of Immigration||38 nationalities may apply. List available on Ministry Of Interior, State of Qatar site.|
|Must have onward flight ticket?||Yes, also requires onward flight from Doha on Qatar Airways (no codeshare)||Yes, requires a confirmed flight to/from/via Doha on Qatar Airways (no codeshare)||Yes, requires a confirmed outbound flight from Doha|
|Must have Qatar Airways flight ticket?||Yes||Yes||No|
|When to apply||7 - 30 days prior to arrival||12 - 60 days(normal) / 7-60 days(urgent) prior to arrival||On arrival|
|Hotel booking required||No||Yes||No|
|Minimum hotel stay requirement||Not mandatory - optional Discover Qatar Stopover Packages available||Mandatory and must match the flight dates. Must be booked on Discover Qatar / Qatar Airways Holidays pages only.||Not mandatory|
|Duration of stay||5 - 96 hours||As per hotel confirmation||Up to 1 month|
|Visa Validity (based on application date)||30 days (single entry)||60 days(single entry)||1 month (single entry)|
|Extension of visa||Not Applicable||Not Applicable||can be extended through Ministry of Interior only|
|Processing time||7 days||12 working days for normal, 7 working days for urgent||Not Applicable|
|Age Restriction||No Restriction||up to 60 years old||No Restriction|
|What happens if the visa is rejected||Qatar Airways flights can be modified without penalty.||Cancellation/refund fee applicable||
Customers have to make their own arrangements.
For group requests, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tourist visas for groups will be processed by Qatar Airways Holidays and the cost is included in the package.