Budget Solo Day-trip in Winter Qatar

sightseeing the Doha, Qatar tourist attraction on a budget
December 14, 2018

My 69th solo backpacking trip88th countries visited so far, last country to complete the GCC states of Middle East and of course, usual budget do-it-yourself itinerary from arrival to departure. I did not research much for this country as I planned to concentrate on sightseeing the cities by budget.

As of June 16th 2017, 8 countries (Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, the Maldives and Comoros) have placed a diplomatic embargo between them and Qatar, while 7 countries (Jordan, Djibouti, Chad, Gabon, Niger, Eritrea and Senegal) have downgraded their relationships with the country. In spite of that, Qatar still remains a reachable destination (only by air though) and this event shouldn't play a significant role in your choice to visit the country, but it is recommended that you stay updated.

https://wikitravel.org/en/Qatar

timezone - UTC +0300H    capital - Doha   language - Arabic   currency - Riyal (QAR)
visa - Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states (Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates) expatriate residents who are businessmen, company managers or representatives, auditors, accountants, doctors, engineers or employees working in the public sector, their family members, drivers and servants sponsored by them are eligible to obtain a non-renewable 30-day visa upon arrival.

Budget Solo Day-trip in Winter Qatar


Budget Solo Day-trip in Winter Qatar

Budget Solo Day-trip in Winter Qatar

Budget Solo Day-trip in Winter Qatar

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT QATAR; 
1. Qatar is the richest country on the planet and possesses the world’s greatest airline
2. Qatar is the country where a natural disaster is least likely to strike
3. Qatar is one of the 20 most obese nations

BUDGET SOLO TRIP IN WINTER QATAR ITINERARY (DECEMBER 2018)


Preparation:

Dec. 14 Flight from Abu Dhabi to Doha return via Oman Air 706 AED

December 14, 2018 Friday
0515H ETD Abu Dhabi UTC +0400H; flight WY0638
0630H ETA Muscat UTC +0400H; 2hr transit; Mcdo breakfast; Oman fridge magnet 50 AED
0850H ETD Muscat; flight WY0669
1030H ETA Doha UTC +0300H; requires Credit/Card for visa payment 106 AED = 100 QAR
Money exchange 100 AED = 92 QAR (15 QAR commission)
1110H bus 737 to Church Complex 5 
1230H bus 301 to Villagio Mall 20 (unlibus ride); Mall photo-ops; KFC snack box meal 13
1510H bus 41 to Al Ghanim bus station; walk to Souq and Corniche; night shots; fridge magnet and dinner 31
1830H bus 747 to Doha Airport
1900H ETA Doha Airport
2135H ETD Doha UTC +0400H; flight WY0662
0005H ETA Muscat UTC +0400H; 1.5hr transit
0200H ETD Muscat; flight WY0637
0310H ETA Abu Dhabi

TOTAL: 706 + 256 = 962 AED 


Budget Solo Day-trip in Winter Qatar

Budget Solo Day-trip in Winter Qatar

Budget Solo Day-trip in Winter Qatar

Budget Solo Day-trip in Winter Qatar

Budget Solo Day-trip in Winter Qatar

Budget Solo Day-trip in Winter Qatar

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