weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Qatar

Qatar is a small but vibrant country in the Middle East. Given its rich history and culture, beautiful landscapes and modern attractions, it is not surprising that Qatar is a popular travel destination for travelers from around the world. But when is the best time to visit Qatar?

Depending on the purpose of your trip, the answer to this question will vary. If you want warm weather and lots of sunshine, then winter, from November to March, is the best time to visit Qatar. About 25°C is the typical temperature at this time of year, which is pleasant and comfortable. You can also expect crowds and higher travel and accommodation costs during this period, which is also Qatar's busiest travel time.

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If you want to avoid the crowds and save money, consider visiting Qatar between June and September. There are fewer tourists then and fantastic deals on travel and accommodation, even though this time of year is hot and muggy with temperatures often exceeding 40°C.

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In the table below you can quickly find the monthly average weather in Qatar, the monthly temperature or when it rains the most. Monthly averages are based on weather data from the last 30 years.

Climate Qatar by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 22 23 26 31 36 39 40 40 39 35 29 24
Precipitation (mm) 4 6 9 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 3

Weather data from: Doha

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Climate Qatar

On the Arabian Peninsula, in the Middle East, is a tiny country called Qatar. It has a desert climate, making it hot and dry year-round. High temperatures and little rain define Qatar's climate.

There are only two distinct seasons in Qatar: summer and winter. These seasons are not as clearly defined as in other parts of the world. The summer season, which lasts from May to October, is relentlessly hot and dry, with frequent highs of over 50 degrees Celsius. With temperatures between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius, the winter season lasts from November to April.

Summer in Qatar

Summer temperatures in Qatar can be absurdly high. This is due to the country's location in the desert, where there is little shade and the sun's rays are intense. It is not unusual for temperatures to exceed 50 degrees Celsius, which can make the heat unbearable.

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Summer is a popular time to travel to Qatar, despite the heat. Many visitors come to the country to take advantage of the pleasant climate and engage in outdoor activities. Besides the abundance of air-conditioned shopping malls and other indoor spaces, there are numerous beaches and outdoor swimming pools where people can cool off.

Winter in Qatar

Although winters in Qatar are colder than summers, the country's winters are still quite warm. Twenty to 30 degrees Celsius is the typical winter temperature, which is much milder than in many other parts of the world.

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In Qatar, the winter months tend to be sunny and dry. Humidity is low and there is not much rainfall. The weather is mild and there is little chance of rain, making this a pleasant time of year to travel to the country.

Climate Qatar by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 22 23 26 31 36 39 40 40 39 35 29 24
Night temp. (°C) 17 18 21 25 30 32 33 33 31 28 24 19
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 4 6 9 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 3
Days with rain 2 3 5 5 1 - - - - - 2 2
Dry days 29 25 26 25 30 30 31 31 30 31 28 29
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 7 8 10 10 12 13 12 12 10 10 10 7
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 6 6 7 8 8 9 9 9 8 7 6 6

Weather data from: Doha

Qatar weather by month

What is the average Qatar weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

Qatar weather

The weather for Qatar over the next 14 days will be 25°C till 33° and it stays dry every day.

The weather forecast for Qatar is based on the weather in Doha.

5-day weather forecast Qatar

31 march
0 mm
7 m/s
1 april
0 mm
11 m/s
2 april
0 mm
11 m/s
3 april
0 mm
10 m/s
4 april
0 mm
9 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for Qatar

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Qatar?

Qatar lies in a straight line about 2,304 km from Pakistan (Islamabad → Doha).

How long is the flight to Qatar?

The flight time from Jinnah International Airport to Qatar is approximately 2 h. 30 min.

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What are the largest airports in Qatar?

These are the largest airports in Qatar:

  • Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Doha

How many inhabitants does Qatar have?

Qatar has 2,685,053 inhabitants.

How big is Qatar?

The surface area of Qatar is 11,437 km². It is 70x smaller than Pakistan.

What is the capital of Qatar?

The capital of Qatar is Doha.

What is the currency of Qatar?

In Qatar, the Qatari riyal (QAR) is used for payment.

Exchange rates on 31 March 2023

  • 1 Pakistani rupee = 0.023 Qatari riyal
  • 1 Qatari riyal = 43.88 Pakistani rupee
  • 100 Pakistani rupee = 2.28 Qatari riyal
  • 100 Qatari riyal = 4,388.35 Pakistani rupee

What is the area code of Qatar?

The area code to call Qatar is +974.