MLDAS - Local, Venue, Lodging and Visa Information
Doha - the capital of the State of Qatar is a modern city located on the coast of the Persian Gulf. Weather in Doha at the beginning of March tends to be sunny and pleasantly warm (average highs 20-27°C, 68-80°F). You can check out the current weather forecast.
The MLDAS preferred hotel is the W Doha. It is within waliking distance (10 minutes) from the Tornado Tower.
Travel Visa. Attendees from many countries will need a visa or other forms of travel authorization for entry into Qatar. Entry visa rules can be complex. Therefore, please check the regulations and how they apply to travelers in advance. Registered participants should contact the organizers of the symposium if they need a visa.
Transportation and Distances.
The Doha International Airport is served by a large number of major airlines from all continents.
Currency. The official currency of the State of Qatar is the Qatari Riyal. One Qatari Riyal is valued at 0.27 US Dollars (approximately 0.20 Euros).
Electricity in Qatar is 240V / 50Hz AC. The electrical sockets are similar to the ones in Great Britain. See this photo for the type of plugs that work in Qatar.
Cell phones from other countries will typically require roaming capabilities. Cellular phone coverage in Doha is excellent, basically served by two companies.
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