Best Time to Visit Qatar

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Qatar. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Doha. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Qatar for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 13 °C to 42 °C
Waves Symbol 19 °C to 31 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 00.67 in
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Geographical location

Qatar is located on the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf. The emirate borders only on Saudi Arabia, in the north-west lies the Bahrain peninsula.

The capital of the country ruled by Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is Doha in the east of the country.

About 2.2 million people live on an area of 7200 square miles, which results in a population density of about 186 inhabitants per square kilometre.

Apart from salt marshes and desert strips, Qatar has little to offer topographically. The country’s main source of income is oil trading. This has given Qatar great wealth since the 1960s and has enabled it to refinance the necessary import of countless goods through the lack of agriculture in the country.

Qatar is a fast-growing, up-and-coming emirate. The skyline of Doha on the Persian Gulf is constantly being complemented by new skyscrapers, and luxurious hotels are increasingly courting privately traveling tourists in the country.

Climate in Qatar

World Innovation Summit for Education - Qatar (Larry Johnson)  [flickr.com]  CC BY 
License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' Due to the small size of Qatar, the conditions in Qatar are very uniform and can be described as primarily sultry-hot, subtropical climate. Temperatures rise in the course of the year from around 22 °C at the beginning of the year to up to 42 °C in the summer months of June, July and August. Peak values of over 45 °C are not uncommon on particularly hot days.

The air humidity is up to 85 percent, but is somewhat reduced by the rather dry pubic passat wind. From September to December, temperatures drop to around 24 °C. Only in the months October to May it can come to isolated precipitation. However, even in the rainy month of February, the average rainfall is only 0.67 in.

Qatar is one of the driest areas on earth, the high temperatures make the short shower evaporate very quickly anyway. In the winter months, temperatures can cool down to more comfortable levels of around 15 °C.

Best Time to Visit Qatar: Overview

JanuaryJan
TemperaturesTemp. up to 22 °C
FebruaryFeb
TemperaturesTemp. up to 23 °C
MarchMar
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AprilApr
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MayMay
Very hot (average up to 31 °C)
JuneJun
Very hot (average up to 34 °C)
JulyJul
Very hot (average up to 35 °C)
AugustAug
Very hot (average up to 34 °C)
SeptemberSep
Very hot (average up to 32 °C)
OctoberOct
Very hot (average up to 29 °C)
NovemberNov
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When to travel to Qatar?


The best time to visit Qatar is in March and April, November and December. The temperatures are now in a tolerable range of 24 °C to 32 °C and are therefore also well suited for some explorations of Qatar’s cultural highlights. The minimal precipitation provides for temporary cooling. The nightly temperature drops to a minimum of 15 °C are perceived by Europeans as extremely pleasant.

It is not advisable to travel to Qatar in the summer months. The regular sandstorms could cloud the travel experience and the extremely high temperatures are simply unbearable for many holidaymakers. Even visits to the beach become a dangerous pleasure in the midday heat, people with poor circulation are advised to be particularly careful.

Climate Chart Qatar

Doha

Climate Chart Doha
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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Qatar

In the following, you will find the climate table for Qatar, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Doha (Qatar)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature22°23°27°32°38°41°42°41°39°35°30°24°
Night Temperature13°14°17°21°25°28°29°29°27°23°20°15°
Water Temperature19°19°24°28°29°29°30°31°29°27°25°24°
Precipitation (inch)0.510.670.630.350.1600000.040.120.47
Hours of Sunshine888911111111101098
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Doha is 26.7 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: July (34.7 °C)
Coldest month: January (17 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Doha is 31 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
all months

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
all except January, and February

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 2.95 inch

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

You cannot expect snow in any month in Doha.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, June is the sunniest month with an average of 11.4 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 9.4 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Highlights and Attractions


Most of Qatar’s economic and cultural life takes place in the capital, Doha. With the Museum of Islamic Art, the Souq Waqif and the Katara Cultural Village, the city has united three important sights of the country. On the coast to the Persian Gulf lies the Corniche as a popular promenade and with Aspire Park a relaxing, green oasis.

Qatar Airways is one of the world’s best state-owned airlines and wants to increasingly strengthen tourism. Last but not least, the (not undisputed) award of the 2022 World Cup will provide a further boost to the expansion of the infrastructure. Insider tip: If you don’t fancy a big shopping mall with western brands, you’ll find a really authentic flair at the Al Shahaniya Racetrack camel race track.

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Doha
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Air Pressure: 1001 hPa       Humidity: 67 %
Last updated: 22nd Aug 2019, 12:14 am
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