ABOUT DOHA AND AL KHOR HOTELS
On HotelsinQatar.com you can book hotels in Qatar very easily and safe. We offer hotels in several cities in Qatar, like the capital Doha and the beautiful city Al Khor. Most hotels are not far from Doha International Airport. Wireless internet is available in most hotels and is free of charge.
Qatar is an emirate in the Middle East and Western Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeasterly coast of the larger Arabian Peninsula. The capital Doha is facing the UAE.
Qatar is divided into ten municipalities (Arabic: baladiyah), occasionally translated as governorates or provinces.
The capital of Qatar is Doha, in which you will find the most hotels of Qatar. The National Museum is the largest museum in Doha, Qatar, and includes many displays relating to the geological history of Qatar as well as a collection of Islamic artifacts and relics. You will find more museums and other other attractions on the page of Sightseeing in Qatar.
Qatar has undergone a period of liberalization and modernization after the current Emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, came to power after becoming Emir in place of his father. Under his rule, Qatar became the first Persian Gulf country where women gained the right to vote. Also, women can dress mostly as they please in public (although in practice local Qatari women generally don the black abaya).
Before the liberalization of Qatar, it was not done for men to wear shorts in public. The laws of Qatar tolerate alcohol to a certain extent. However, public bars and nightclubs in Qatar operate only in hotels, much like in the Emirates and Bahrain, though the number of establishments has yet to equal that of UAE.
Tip: Katara The Cultural Village