Useful Information

Accommodation
Official delegates of the UNFCCC COP18 can book their hotel accommodation via the host country website.
Other visitors can find hotel accommodation details from the following website.


UNFCCC COP18
For further details about the main UNFCCC COP18 event, 26 November – 7 December, 2012, click here.


Visas
Nationals from the following countries can obtain a 30-day visa on arrival to Qatar:

Andorra; Australia; Austria; Belgium; Brunei; Canada; Denmark; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Hong Kong; Iceland; Ireland; Italy; Japan; Liechtenstein; Luxembourg; Malaysia; Monaco; Netherlands; New Zealand; Norway; Portugal; San Marino; Singapore; South Korea; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; UK (with the right of abode); USA; Vatican City

Visas can be purchased for QR105 at passport control in the Doha International Airport. Payment can be made with Visa, Visa-Electron, Mastercard, Maestro or E-Cash. Note that passports must be valid for six months after the date of return. The visa can also be issued online instantly. It is valid for one month and cannot be extended. Visitors from other countries should obtain a visa prior to arrival via Qatari embassies abroad or through their hotel booking in Qatar.

For further details regarding visas, click here.


Useful details:

Climate: In December, the temperature averages at maximum 24C and minimum 14C.
Local Time: 3 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) with no daylight savings adjustments.
Working Week: The working week in Qatar runs from Sunday to Thursday, with Friday and Saturday being days off.
Currency: The official currency is the Qatari Riyal (QR), which is divided into 100 Dirhams. The exchange parity has been set at a fixed rate of US$1 = QR3.64. Notes in circulation are QR1, QR5, QR10, QR50, QR100 and QR500. Most major international Credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard and American Express are widely accepted.
Electricity: Electricity is 220-240v with a frequency of 50 Hertz. British standard plugs are utilized.


To plan your trip, visit the Qatar Tourism website.