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    Location of Fraser Suites

    Things to do in Doha West Bay

    Fraser Suites West Bay - Doha is strategically located in a prestigious precinct of embassies, international schools and the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre, besides popular Doha tourist attractions.  Well served by facilities and amenities within the vicinity, heading to the malls in Doha or moving around for business is convenient and fuss-free.

    Fraser Suites West Bay Doha

    Frser Suites West Bay - Doha
    Al Intisar Street, P.O. Box 5863, Doha, Qatar
    Tel: +974 4495 5000 Fax: +974 4495 5001

    • Facilities, Amenities and Services within the vicinity

      • Carrefour Supermarket @City centre Mall (5 minutes by car)
      • City Centre Mall (5 minutes by car)
      • Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (8 minutes by car)
      • The Gate Mall (2 minutes by car)
      • Monoprix supermarket (6 minutes by car)
      • Lycee Francais School (2 minutes by car)
      • Embassy of Sultan of Oman (3 minutes by car)
      • West Bay Petrol Station (2 minutes by car)
      • Lebanese School (3 minutes by car)
      • Iraqi Embassy (10 minutes by car)
      • Qatar International School (4 minutes by car)
      • Philippines Embassy (15 minutes by car)
      • Tunisian Embassy (4 minutes by car)
      • Indian Embassy (4 minutes by car)
    • Getting to Fraser Suites West Bay, Doha

      By Taxi

      From Hamad International Airport - Estimated duration 20 minutes, by car.   Estimated charge QAR 100 for two pax or QAR 150 for four pax, including luggage.

    • About Doha

      Doha (Arabic: الدوحة‎‎, ad-Dawḥa or ad-Dōḥa, literally: "the big tree") is the capital city of the state of Qatar. It is Qatar's largest city, with over 60% of the nation's population residing in Doha or its surrounding suburbs, and is also the economic centre of the country.

      One of the municipalities of Qatar, Doha also serves as the seat of government of Qatar. Doha is home to the Education City, an area devoted to research and education. Doha was the site of the first ministerial-level meeting of the Doha Development Round of World Trade Organization negotiations. The city of Doha held the 2006 Asian Games, the largest of the series held at that time.  The city played host to the 2011 Pan Arab Games and most of the games at the 2011 AFC Asian Cup and the UNFCCC Climate Negotiations December 2012, and will host a large number of the venues for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

    • Essential Facts about the City

      Location
      Middle East

      Area
      11,437 sq km

      Local time
      GMT + 3 hours

      Currency
      The riyal (QR) is the official currency of Qatar, which is divided into 100 dirhams. The Exchange parity has been set at the fixed rate of US $ = 3.65QR's.

      Culture
      The Qatari Inhabitants are of Arabic origin and the culture is very much based on Islamic tradition.

      Language

      • Arabic is the official language, particularly the Gulf dialect. 
      • As Qatar was a British protectorate, English is the most common second language, and most locals would be able to speak basic English.

      Climate

      • Arid; mild, pleasant winters; very hot, humid summers.
      • Summer starts from June till middle of September.
      • Winter is warm with little rainfall. It starts from December till the end of February.
      • The weather is generally pleasant during March, April, May, October & November.

      Clothing

      • Lightweight cottons and linens are recommended during summer months but avoid wearing silk, which sticks to the skin due to the humidity.
      • A cardigan is useful for overly cooled malls in the summer and a jacket is a must in the evenings during the winter.

      Media
      Al-Jazeera TV news channel is the most popular media in Qatar.

      Visa

      • Qatar grants tourist visas at border points for nationals of more than 33 countries including USA, Canada, Iceland, West European countries, a number of East European countries, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, South Korea, Brunei, Australia and New Zealand, besides the nationals of the GCC countries.
      • Visit visas for the residents of the GCC countries and their companions are issued at border points, while entry visas for businessmen coming from places other than the countries mentioned above need to be arranged beforehand.
      • Visitors on tourist visas are required to use Qatar Airways to enter the country. The passport section at Doha international airport can issue renewable 14-day tourist visas in 24 hours for all visitors to Qatar with the exception of travel document holders. Such visitors should have their next-of-kin living in Qatar, and are not required to have residence permits in one of the GCC countries in order to get a tourist visa. This arrangement goes in line with the policy of openness currently prevailing in various fields in the State of Qatar.

      Prohibited Imports
      No alcohol, narcotics, pork-related products or pornography may be brought through customs.

      Religion
      Islam is the official religion; other religions are also respected. Ramadan is the holy month of fasting when Muslims abstain from eating, drinking & smoking during daylight hours. As a sign of respect, visitors are also required to refrain from these activities in public between sunrise & sunset.

      Friday
      The day of worship. Also a public holiday.

      Weekend
      For government, schools and businesses, Friday and Saturday.

      Electricity
      Voltage: 220V/50Hz UK plug.

      Alcohol
      The importation and consumption of alcohol is strictly regulated in Qatar.

      Credit Cards
      All major credit cards are accepted, as are travellers cheques in main hotels, stores and larger shops, but in traditional souks, cash is mostly used and bargaining power is increased with the ready availability of currency. ATM machines are available.

      Business Hours:

      Government offices
      Sundays to Thursdays, 07:00 to 14:00 hours.

      Banks
      Sundays to Thursdays, 07:00 to 13:00 hours

      Bank branches in selected shopping malls from 10:00 to 21:00 hours

      Commercial offices, may vary but mostly:
      Saturdays to Wednesdays: 08:00 to 13:00 hours and from 15:30 to 18:30 hours.

      During Ramadan, the month of fasting, restricted business hours are observed.

      Social Conventions
      Muslim religious laws should be observed. Women are expected to dress modestly and men should dress formally for most occasions. Non-Muslims are allowed to drink alcohol in the city’s bars, restaurants, clubs and hotels. Smoking is allowed at designated places. During Ramadan when it is illegal to eat, drink or smoke in public.

      Photography
      Normal tourist photography is acceptable but it is considered offensive to photograph Muslim women. It is also courteous to ask for permission before photographing men. In general, photographs of government buildings or military installations should not be taken.

      Mobile
      Mobile telephony is common with excellent network quality. The system used is GSM. MMS, WEP, GSRM and 3G services are also available.

      Telephone
      Telephone dialing code: + 974/ Internet country code: .qa.

      Traffic system
      Driving in Qatar is on the right-hand side. The best way to get around in Doha is to traverse the extensive network of roads and highways by car.