The official language is Arabic. English is widely spoken and understood. A wide range of other languages are spoken within the hospitality industry.
Important telephone numbers
- Emergency: 999
- Directory Assistance: 180
- Hamad International Airport: +974 4010 6666
- Qatar Tourism Call Centre: +974 4444 4106
The country code for Qatar is +974. Qatar has two telecom providers, Ooredoo and Vodafone, which offer pre-paid and post-paid mobile services.
Wi-fi broadband hotspots are available across the country and are easily accessible at hotels and public parks. Many public places offer free Wi-fi.
220/240 volts AC 50Hz. Socket type is square three-pin 13 amp (as used in the UK).
Tap water is generally safe to drink in Doha and other urban areas.