Doha, the capital of Qatar is also its economic centre and the headquarters of the country’s major petroleum producing companies are located here.
Why exhibit there?
The city’s economy is largely built on revenues from the petroleum sector. However, the government is trying to invest in other sectors in order to move away from the nation’s dependence on oil and gas. Now is the time to get in there.
Once you arrive in Doha’s Hamad International Airport, getting down town is relatively easy. You can hire a car, take a taxi or use the local bus to get around.
Restrictions on what you can bring into the country
There are no unusual restrictions on what you can bring into the country.
Main exhibition venues
Exhibitions we have supported
Services we provide
- Booth Host/Hostess
- Lead Generator
- Crowd Gatherer
- Product Demonstrator
- Hospitality Staff
- Brand Ambassador
- Team Leaders
- Event Managers
Key tourist hotspots
Qatar may be one of the world's richest countries, but there's more to its capital city than money.
- Visit Corniche. One of the most popular locations among walkers, bikers and joggers, the Doha Corniche is a waterfront promenade that reshaped Doha's coastline in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
- Explore the Souq Waqif. Located just a few minutes away from the Corniche, this area is well known as the social heart of Doha. it is a great place to shop, explore or have a meal.
- The Cellar. The Cellar has mastered the art of tapas and offers a selection of delicious Mediterranean bites, with choices such as whoopie pie, chicken liver pate with caramelized pear, or saffron and parmesan arancini.
- Ruby Wu’s. Within the Doha Radisson Blu Hotel there is a mini-Chinatown serving sizzling beef, moreish dumplings and spicy snapper.
Whilst alcohol is not illegal, drinking it in public is, so restrict your intake to whilst you are in a restaurant or in the hotel, also note you can’t purchase it from a store without a resident’s alcohol license.
- Local currency is the Qatari Riyal.
- Majority of people will speak Arabic, however in the larger hotels most staff will speak English and in the 5 star hotels they will employ staff who speak Russian, German and Chinese too.
- Visa are required by all, if your passport is on one of these two lists, then you can get a single entry visa on arrival.
- Plug sockets take square three-pin plugs.
- There are a few cultural sensitivities to note:
- Females should cover from shoulders to below the knees both during the day when out in public and in the evening if going from one venue to another. Worth noting that beachwear is perfectly acceptable on public beaches.
- Public displays of affection are not permitted.
- Check when Ramadan is because during the month of fasting, businesses tend to close earlier and there are laws in place regarding eating and drinking in public to respect those who are fasting.