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Doha, Baladiyat ad Dawhah, Qatar

How much does it cost to travel to Doha?

You should plan to spend around $200 (QAR727) per day on your vacation in Doha. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $61 (QAR223) on meals
  • $23 (QAR84) on local transportation
  • $239 (QAR869) on hotels

A one week trip to Doha for two people costs, on average, $2,797 (QAR10,181). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Doha cost?

A one week trip to Doha usually costs around $1,398 (QAR5,090) for one person and $2,797 (QAR10,181) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Doha on average costs around $2,797 (QAR10,181) for one person and $5,593 (QAR20,361) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Doha will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Doha on average costs around $5,993 (QAR21,816) for one person and $11,986 (QAR43,631) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Doha has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Doha expensive to visit?

Prices in Doha are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within the Middle East, Doha is a somewhat more expensive destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in the Middle East for its travel costs. While some cities in the region are more expensive, Doha is generally more expensive than most.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Doha Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Doha?

The average Doha trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Doha travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) QAR869 ($239)
Local Transportation 1 QAR84 ($23)
Food 2 QAR223 ($61)
Entertainment 1 QAR67 ($18)
Alcohol 2 QAR26 - 79 ($7 - 22)
Accommodation Budget in Doha
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Doha is $119 (QAR435). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Doha is $239 (QAR869). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Doha

Looking for a hotel in Doha? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Doha based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $95. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Doha
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Doha is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $23 (QAR84) per person, per day, on local transportation in Doha.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Doha
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Doha can vary, the average cost of food in Doha is $61 (QAR223) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Doha should cost around $25 (QAR89) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Doha is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Doha
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Doha typically cost an average of $18 (QAR67) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Doha
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $15 (QAR53) on alcoholic beverages in Doha per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Water Budget in Doha
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $0.34 (QAR1.25) on bottled water in Doha per day. The public water in Doha is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Doha on a Budget
Doha Doha, Qatar
Doha is the capital city of Qatar, modern and rapidly developing with much construction underway. It is home to Doha International Airport, the main point of entry for Qatar, as well as many of the country's best museums and examples of cultural heritage.
The attractions of the city represent a full range of architecture, museums, markets, history, and culture. The Museum of Islamic Art museum is one such sight, featuring the full scope of Islamic art from three continents over 1,400 years. With architecture inspired by classic Islamic elements, the museum has become an iconic feature of the Doha skyline. It is host to regular special exhibitions, events, lectures, and activities. Then there is Souq Waqif, a traditional old marketplace of Qatar, selling unique goods like spices, textiles, and even live falcons. It is a great place to pick up souvenirs, and bargaining is highly recommended.

Another unique feature of the city is The Pearl Qatar, a manmade island connected to the city of Doha by a bridge. This is where most of the upscale resorts are located with a harbor full of cruise boats and a luxury neighborhood of fine dining and designer stores. And finally there is Villaggio Mall, one of Qatar's newest malls designed to look like Venice in its architecture and canal-ways. It is home to a variety of stores-casual, western, and luxury-plus a food court, restaurants, gondola rides, and an ice skating rink.
As far as neighborhoods go, Doha is home to a mix of atmospheres from traditional Arab sectors, to bustling markets, and upscale waterside resorts. Doha Heritage Village, for example, is based on a traditional Qatari village with opportunities to see weaving, pearl trading, and a traditional boat (dhow), plus the occasional festival and other activities. The city is also home to Souq Waqif, a renovated Arabic market quarter with a maze of corridors to explore. Its shops are divided into sections with shop categories for things like spices, textiles, souvenirs, and even live falcons. And then on the higher end of things, the Pearl-Qatar neighborhood of Doha is the country's manmade island, full of luxury resorts, homes, cruise boats, and designer shopping.

Most of Doha's activities consist of shopping and exploring markets and malls, dining, sight-seeing, museum-going, and enjoying Qatar's nightlife. And being a city by the sea, it has also become a popular destination for watersports and beach-going. Kite-surfing is increasingly popular for western visitors, while locals can often be seen driving jet-skis from beach to beach. Sailing, cruising, diving, scuba, and beach sports like volleyball and cricket are also very common.
Food and Dining
The cuisine to be found in Doha is surprisingly diverse. Qatari fare is made up of traditional Arab and Levantine cooking, and is also largely influenced by Iranian and Indian food. While Middle Eastern fare is also common, other options available include Indian, Thai, Chinese, Italian, and Korean. Western fare is another option with American chains like McDonald's, KFC, Hardee's, Arby's, Burger King, Dairy Queen, Pizza Hut, TGI Friday's Applebee's, Chili's, Fuddruckers, Bennigan's, Ponderosa Steakhouse, Red Lobster, and Starbucks.

There are some good dining options just outside Souq Waqif and inside Villaggio Mall, and if you want to try authentic Middle Eastern fare, there are some good cheap options in Turkey Central on Al-Mirghab Street. Traditional dishes include things like:

Machbus: the national dish of Qatar, it is a meal consisting of rice, meat, and vegetables (onions and tomatoes).

Kabsa: similar to Machbus, the dish consists of rice, meat, and vegetables mixed with spices. It is also similar to biryani or pilaf.

Balaleet: Noodles cooked with sugar, cinnamon, saffron, and cardamom, often with an omelet on top.

Ghuzi: Whole roast lamb served over nutty rice. Also called Shuwaa.

Om ali: Bread and rice pudding

Sago: Sweet gelatin pudding spiced with saffron and cardamom

Mehalabiya: Rose water and pistachio pudding

Doha International Airport is the main point of entry for Qatar, and is becoming a very important waypoint in the Persian Gulf Region. Qatar Airways connects the city with destinations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Indian Sub-continent, North America, and South America. Several car rental agencies are available at the airport, though it is recommended to have a vehicle reserved before landing.

If you are traveling by car, Saudi Arabia is the only country that borders the country.

Once in Doha, most people navigate by landmarks as most businesses don't use street numbers or street names in their addresses. Public buses are available throughout the city, as are taxis though their demand often makes it difficult to catch one.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.