Practical Information

Doha, Qatar


Plan Your Trip to Doha

Entry visa information

It is the responsibility of the delegates to determine their status and apply for visa. Please consult the Qatari Tourism Service website to determine whether you require a Qatari visaWe strongly advise making your application as early as possible. Learn more on the Qatari Ministry of the Interior website.

You may be asked for details of your host in Qatar when making your visa application. Please provide the following details:  

Qatar University
University Street
Doha, Qatar


Additional Information



Taxis and ride-hailing services like Uber and Careem are widely available in Doha. You can also rent a car or use public transportation like the Doha Metro. Check the transportation options available in Doha.


Bus Schedule for the conference

Please find more information here.


Climate and weather

In November, Doha experiences cooler temperatures compared to the summer months, but it is still relatively warm. The average high temperature in November is around 29°C (84°F), while the average low temperature is around 19°C (66°F). It is usually sunny with clear skies, and rain is rare. However, it is always a good idea to check the weather forecast closer to your travel date, as weather patterns can sometimes be unpredictable. Check the weather forecast before your trip and pack accordingly.



The standard domestic electricity supply in Qatar is 240-volt AC (frequency 50Hz). Qatari power outlets require the type “G” plugs with three square prongs.


The timezone in Doha is Arabian Standard Time (GMT+3).


The official currency in Qatar is the Qatari riyal. You can exchange currency at banks or exchange bureaus, or withdraw cash from ATMs. Check the exchange rate before your trip.

Culture and Customs                                               

Qatar is a conservative country, and it is important to respect local customs and dress modestly. Women should cover their shoulders and knees, and men should avoid wearing shorts in public. The Qatar National Tourism Council provides useful information for visitors to Qatar.

Special Airfare Discount 

Participants of the IAU International Conference 2023 can also take advantage of a special discount while booking their flights with Qatar Airways for the conference.

To take advantage of the offer, please use the code: IAUDOH23


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