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The Qatar stopover experience

Add a Qatar stopover to your journey

Discover moments worth staying for with a 24-hour stopover in Qatar – a vibrant peninsula packed with rare sights like the Inland Sea, exhilarating adventures, serene beaches, cultural riches, the captivating capital, Doha, and much more.

Your gateway to the world

Qatar is the gateway to 170 destinations, making it the ideal stopover for travelling to more than 55 European cities and top locations in Africa, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas. Start your journey with Qatar Airways, the world's best airline.

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Visa-free travel for 102 countries

Afghanistan Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil Brunei Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Christmas Island Colombia Comoros Congo Congo {Democratic Rep} Costa Rica Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Côte d'Ivoire Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Grenada Guadeloupe Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Iraq Ireland Italy Jamaica Japan Jersey Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Korea Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macau Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Martinique Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Moldova Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nepal Netherlands New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria North Macedonia Norway Oman Pakistan Palau Palestine Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Puerto Rico Reunion Romania Russia Rwanda Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Vincent & the Grenadines Samoa San Marino Sao Tome & Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa South Korea South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syrian Arab Republic Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Tonga Trinidad & Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkish Cyprus Turkmenistan Turks and Caicos Islands Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Vatican City Venezuela Vietnam Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe
I'm a resident of one of the GCC countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, or UAE) I live in the Schengen area, UK, US, Australia, New Zealand or Canada No, none of the above Yes, I have a valid visa for either Schengen countries, the UK, Australia, New Zealand or Canada No, I do not currently have a valid visa for either Schengen countries, the UK, Australia, New Zealand or Canada

Enter visa-free

Enter visa-free as GCC citizen.

Visa required

Apply for an A2 Entry Visa on the Hayya portal.

Visa on Arrival, Discover Qatar Hotel reservation required

Book your (visa-on-arrival eligible) hotel stay on Discover Qatar before you travel; and pay your Visa fee (QAR 100) at the airport. Or apply online in advance for Hayya A2 visa.

Visa on arrival

Get your visa on arrival for a fee (QAR 100) at the airport.Alternatively, apply for your Hayya visa online – choose A2 visa.

Visa on arrival, Discover Qatar Hotel reservation required

Book your Discover Qatar accommodation before travel to get your visa on arrival, alternatively, you can apply online for a Hayya A2 Entry Visa in advance.

Enter visa-free

The visitor's passport must be valid for at least three months from the date of arrival in Qatar and must hold a confirmed hotel booking on arrival. 

Visa required

Apply for an A3 Entry Visa on the Hayya portal.

Visa on Arrival, Discover Qatar Hotel reservation required

Book your (visa-on-arrival eligible) hotel stay on Discover Qatar before you travel; and pay your Visa fee (QAR 100) at the airport. Or apply online in advance for Hayya A3 visa.

Visa on arrival

Get your visa on arrival for a fee (QAR 100) at the airport.

Alternatively, apply for your Hayya visa online – choose A3 visa.

Visa on arrival, Discover Qatar Hotel reservation required

Book your Discover Qatar accommodation before travel to get your visa on arrival, alternatively, you can apply online for a Hayya A3 Entry Visa in advance..

Visa on arrival

Confirmed round ticket is required.
The visitor's passport must be valid for at least three months from the date of arrival in Qatar. 

Visa required

Apply for an A1 Entry Visa on the Hayya portal.  You will also require a Discover Qatar hotel reservation during the application process.

Once your visa is approved you will be asked to pay the visa fee.

Visa on arrival

Get your visa on arrival for a fee (QAR 100) at the airport. Alternatively, apply for your Hayya visa online – choose A1 visa.

Visa on Arrival, Discover Qatar Hotel reservation required

Book your (visa-on-arrival eligible) hotel stay on Discover Qatar before you travel; and pay your Visa fee (QAR 100) at the airport. Or apply online in advance for Hayya A1 visa.

Enter visa-free or get easy access with Hayya

Enter visa-free OR apply now for a Hayya A1 Entry Visa.

The visitor's passport must be valid for at least three months from the date of arrival in Qatar. 

Book Discover Qatar accommodation before you travel to get your Entry Visa on arrival.

Book your Visa on Arrival hotel on the Discover Qatar website before you travel. 

Then, you can either get your Entry Visa at the airport OR apply now for a Hayya A1 Entry Visa and skip the paperwork when you land.

Not listed? Read more about our e-visas.

The Qatar stopover experience

Stopovers at the world's best airport

Before you even leave the award-winning Hamad International Airport, a world of discovery awaits. Enjoy the world’s best shopping, one-of-a-kind fine dining, relaxation, leisure, art installations and tropical gardens. This gateway to an extraordinary destination is an experience all on its own – and officially the world’s best airport for 2024.

QATAR STOPOVERS

Moments worth stopping for

The Qatar stopover experience
The Qatar stopover experience