About Qatar

Visa Application

Huge news! Citizens of 80 countries can now enter Qatar visa-free.

Please click here for more information.

If you are not a citizen of one of these countries, the conference management will provide the visa to you free of charge.

Note: Please note that the visa can be issued only to the accepted authors and after the registration is finalized. However, the registration fee is not refundable in case of visa rejection.

Where to stay in Qatar?

With a tourism strategy focused on meeting the highest standards in facilities and services, Doha is quickly gaining a reputation for its sumptuous hotels and their extensive dining, entertainment, leisure and fitness offerings.

Qatar currently boasts more than 30 five-star hotels offering more than 9,000 rooms (average room rate $250), more than 20 four-star hotels offering more than 5,000 rooms (average rate $200), and 25 three-star hotels offering 1,600 rooms (average room rate $130).

It is your choice to choose the location for you to stay as Doha is small and you can reach anywhere in about 30 minutes.


Karwa is the national taxi and limousine service. To book a taxi call +974 4458 888.

UBER taxi service is also active in Qatar.

You can use your international driving license for seven consecutive days.

Currency Exchange

Name: Qatari Riyal

Minor Unit: 1/100 = Dirham

1.00 EUR = 3.93 QAR

1.00 USD = 3.64 QAR

1.00 GBP = 4.55 QAR

Click here for other currencies

Important Phone Numbers

Emergencies: 999

Ooredoo Telephone Assistance: 111

Local directory: 180

Time: 141

Airport: +974.4465.6666

Mowasalat Taxi: +974.4458.8888

Qatar Foundation: +974.4454.0000

Texas A&M University at Qatar: +974.4423.0010


Qatar benefits from year-round sunshine, with temperatures at the beginning of January ranging between 11 C and 22 C.


As with undertaking any form of travel, adequate insurance is strongly advised. Qatar has excellent medical facilities, both government and private. For emergencies (fire, police or ambulance) call 999.