MLDAS 2020 - Local, Venue, Lodging and Visa Information
MLDAS 2020 venue: The symposium will be held at the Qatar Computing Research Institute in Doha.
Doha - the capital of the State of Qatar is a modern city located on the coast of the Persian Gulf. Weather in Doha in mid-March tends to be sunny and pleasantly warm (average highs 21-27°C, 70-80°F). You can check out the current weather forecast.
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 Hamad International Airport in Doha is served by a large number of major airlines from all continents. It is one of the most modern and advanced airports in the world; it started operating in May 2014.
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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