Turist visit

Lou
By Lou

Hey! I'm coming to Qa next week as a turist so I'd like to ask few questions. Eg how much pocket money should i take for 5 days there (in $), and are there any restrictions regarding clothing? and where's the best shopping? :)
Thank you so much for helping me out!!

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By Lou• 14 years 5 months ago.
Lou

Well, i'm back! i loved it! it wasn't at all boring since i spent most of the day on the beach with beach volley. Thank you for your help. I hope i'll go back one day :)

By Moudir• 14 years 5 months ago.
Moudir

I hear, it will even get more crowded in Germany, for the World Cup 2006...

By Lou• 14 years 5 months ago.
Lou

i see i raised some questions...it's something completely new for me and i'm tired of european places- always crowded. i do hope it's not gonna be that boring there! getting to know a new culture for a few days gotta be interesting!

By dweller• 14 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
dweller

Whatever you do whilst you are in Qatar, try not to smoke on the corniche. The following is a letter from the Gulf Times. Personally, I think the guy is confused about what constitutes smoking in public places.

Letters to the Editor Published: Saturday, 8 April, 2006, 09:35 AM Doha Time

Don’t smoke – at least in public places (Prize-winner)

Dear Sir,

In spite of the ban on smoking in public places by the government of Qatar, we see people smoking on the Corniche. The Corniche is used by many people, including children, for evening walk. I believe smokers are aware that passive smoking poses health risk, so could you please avoid smoking in such places?

Theagarajan Eswaran, Doha

Theagarajan Eswaran may contact our Accounts Department (phone: 4466631), along with identification documents, to collect the QR100 prize. – Editor

By Moudir• 14 years 5 months ago.
Moudir

Walk the walk...?

May be coffee with Sheebu...?

By dweller• 14 years 5 months ago.
dweller

What's a tourist going to do after the first two days?

By butterfly• 14 years 6 months ago.
butterfly

I was wondering the same...Lou, hope you don´t mind me asking...Why did you choose Qatar as your holiday destination?

By Helloqatar• 14 years 6 months ago.
Helloqatar

A tourist in Qatar, that's a novel idea. Hope he doesn't have to drive anywhere.

By Mr Niceguy• 14 years 6 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
Mr Niceguy

Bars and western-style restaurants are as expensive as in London: 5$ for a beer in the hotels. Indian-style eating places are cheap. Taxis are cheap but you'll need a lot of them. Car hire's cheaper than Europe so probably about the same as USA. Commercially organised trips to the desert maybe USD100 a head.

Warning: It's getting hot! Take a hat if you intend to wander around in the sun.

By Lou• 14 years 6 months ago.
Lou

Thank you guys!

I can't wait for the next week :)

By Angelo• 14 years 6 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
Angelo

Hi Lou,

off hand I would recommend $700/- ($100 per day) and exchange it at the exchange houses like Fardan, Gulf Exchange, etc as they provide a better rate than the Banks or hotels.

For your greater expenses, most places like the centers mentioned above by Ayman accept major credit cards like Visa, Master, Diners, etc.

Enjoy your stay in Qatar.

Angelo

By Safwany• 14 years 6 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
Safwany

Hi Lou

For pocket money it will depened on how much do you want to spend and your life style.

About clothings it is better if you don't show alot of yourself but no worries.

Best shopping in City Center, Landmark, Lulu, The Mall, Royal Plaza and Hayat Plaza.

Ayman

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