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Qatar Offers Visa-Free Entry during 'Summer in Qatar' Festival

16 May 2019

Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) has announced visa-free entry for Summer in Qatar festival. Thus, Qatar residents can invite their families, relatives, and friends during the 'Summer in Qatar' festival that will start from June 4, 2019, to August 16, 2019.

According to The Peninsula Qatar eased its visa policies allowing citizens of 80 countries wishing to visit Qatar, will no longer need to apply or pay for visa. This makes State of Qatar as the most open country in the region in terms number of countries eligible to enter visa-free.

List of Visa-Free Countries

Nationals of 33 countries are eligible for waiver that is valid for 180 days from the date of issuance and entitles its holder to spend up to 90 days in Qatar, during either single trip or on multiple trips. Those countries are Austria, Bahamas, Belgium , Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.

Nationals of another 47 countries can obtain 30 day visa and an opportunity to renew for an additional 30 days. Those countries are Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Georgia, Guyana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, San Marino, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Thailand, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City and Venezuela.

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Offers by Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways offer a discount of 25% starting from 15 May, on all its flights to Doha from more than 160 destinations worldwide. Moreover, Al Maha Services, Qatar Airways' personally meet visitors and assist them with services related to departing or transiting through Hamad International Airport.

There is ‘+Qatar’ stopover package for long-haul passengers of Qatar Airlines which offers them a chance to discover and explore Qatar with free luxury hotel stays and complimentary transit visas.

The Al Bakes said that aviation and tourism go hand in hand as the collaboration offer travelers airfare discounts, exceptional airport experiences and promotional travel packages throughout the summer. Further, he said that "whether people are passing through, visiting friends and family or staying in Qatar, they will experience a new Qatar."

The main objective of this festival is to bring the public and private stakeholders together under one roof. The summer festival is a great way to attract international tourists and to showcase them the country’s hospitality.

Summer in Qatar Festival 2019

The festival is one of Qatar's biggest summer events that will be organized by QNTC, in collaboration with more than 35 public as well as private partners.

This two and a half month long festival will witness amazing summer experiences, many retail offers, and entertainment.  It will run from the start of Eid al-Fitr to the end of Eid al-Adha.

There will live performances, exciting indoor activities, outdoor sports and many more that you can enjoy in Qatar. Apart from entertainment, this festival will be about edutainment, sports, retail offers, travel promotion, and hospitality.

Further, besides ‘edutainment’, sports camps, and special promotions there will be local, regional and international artists for live entertainment shows. These shows will be held at different locations across Qatar.

Nine malls are also participating in this festival and will offer special exhibitions and free activities that are for every age group. Thus, whether you are a kid, adult, or elder ‘Summer in Qatar’ has everything for all.

Also, shoppers have the chance to win the raffle draws ranging from QR20, 000 cash to McLaren 570S. The event will start from June 4, 2019, and continues till August 16, 2019.

So, if you are planning to visit a new country in upcoming summer vacations, then Qatar is the best, it has everything for you that you will remember forever.

Davies Krish

With a background in journalism and news reporting, Davies enjoys finding surprises and unusual sights in some of Middle East's most well-traveled destinations.

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