As per the press release, Ministry of Interior (MoI) official said that Hotel reservations are not compulsory for obtaining different types of on-arrival tourist visas in Qatar. However, visitors may be asked to provide the address of their place of stay in Qatar, the MoI explained in a post on social media, adding that general […]

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New free transit visa on arrival scheme soon at HIA

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  • October 27, 2016
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The new transit visa scheme ‘is in the process of being put into effect,’ Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) told Gulf Times. Once in place, transit visas will be available to Qatar Airways (QA) passengers of all nationalities, free of charge, QTA explained. While passengers will not be required to apply for the transit visa in […]

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MIA Park attracts crowds for World Tourism Day celebration

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  • October 2, 2016
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The pleasant weekend weather has attracted throngs of visitors to the Museum of Islamic Art Park, one of the eight sites included in Qatar Tourism Authority’s (QTA) five-day celebration of World Tourism Day (WTD), which concludes today. Many families and visitors were seen taking picnics or simply enjoying the afternoon sun in different locations of […]

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Souq Waqif expect boost this winter with European tourists

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  • October 2, 2016
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Restaurants and retailers at Souq Waqif expect a further boost to their sales this winter with the possible arrival of many European tourists, it is learnt. While these establishments receive a substantial number of customers, especially during the peak season, an employee of an Italian restaurant told Gulf Times that they anticipate the arrival of […]

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World's number 1 travel destination: Bangkok

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  • September 22, 2016
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Bangkok is the world’s top destination city by international overnight visitor arrivals, according to an annual ranking released on Thursday. The Thai capital is projected to receive 21.47mn international overnight visitors in 2016, the Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index showed, ahead of London, which will receive 19.88mn, and Paris, which will welcome 18.03mn. The index […]

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