Qatar was announced as the host country for the 2022 World Cup in 2018 and has since become one of the most important tourist destinations in the Middle East.
FIFA World Cup 2022 is all set to be organized at the end of this year and Qatar has already opened up the sales of the World Cup 2022 tickets for fans across the world.
This destination has focused on offering unique experiences that should be on every traveler’s list. However, it is a bit complicated to visit since the visa process, health questionnaires and even lifestyle are different than in America.
But do not worry if you have plans to visit Qatar during the World Cup or on other dates, as we have listed various tips that will ensure a carefree trip so that you can focus on enjoying the World Cup along with the culture and architecture of the destination.
Don’t forget the currency exchange:
To start, you need to have contemplated the currency exchange since in Qatar the only accepted currency is the national one: the Qatari Rial. You can change before you travel, but if you need to change money at the destination, the best place to do it is in the center of Doha. This is important because airports are the least convenient places to exchange currency and should be avoided at all costs.
Always respect the dress code:
It is well known that the Middle East has a strict dress code and it must be respected by everyone to keep the peace during sightseeing. Hotels, bars, and beach clubs now have flexible dress codes, so tourists don’t have to worry. But it is important to remember that when walking down the street, the tourist is asked to respect the customs of the locals, which includes not wearing very bare clothing, especially when visiting places of worship.
Keep a file with your necessary papers:
You must bring the papers of the hotel where you will stay, the reason for your trip, the negative COVID-19 PCR test less than 72 hours in advance, and your vaccination certificate. It is also very important to carry with you the printed accommodation reservation and the permit granted by the Qatari government to enter the country.
Remember that they can request a quarantine:
As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is the option of having to quarantine. This requirement is not for everyone, since it will depend on the country of origin and the vaccine that has been applied. Although surely by the dates of the World Cup, there will already be greater accessibility in terms of the rest of the vaccines that have been used in other countries, it is necessary to consult if it will be necessary to comply with the quarantine before traveling to Qatar.
Organize a clear itinerary:
Many times among the necessary documents, it is necessary to present the different hotels in which they will stay. It is also important that you do not miss any of the most important destinations. Many of Qatar’s best-known attractions are concentrated in Doha, its capital, and some of the most popular places are the Souq Waqif Traditional Market, the Museum of Islamic Art, the National Museum of Qatar, and The Pearl. So, follow these tips and enjoy a special trip to Qatar during the World Cup.