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News Politics Current Events in Qatar

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Qatar is a small but rich country in the Middle East. Before traveling to Qatar we suggest that travelers find out as much as they can about current events in the country and how these might affect their travel. Below we have listed any current events we are aware of that might affect a foreign traveler as well as linked to English language sites about news in Qatar.

The two most popular English language newspapers in Qatar are the:

Gulf Times

The Peninsula

It is also recommended that you look at the U.S. State Department Page on Travel to Qatar

News on Qatar in January 2012

  • Qatar will host the World Cup in 2022
  • Qatar allows Taliban to open office in Doha to encourage Afghan resolution talks

Report the news in Qatar below. Help other travelers by letting them know what the situation is like on the ground in Qatar.

Qatar Travel Guide

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After traveling on her own for three or four years, Chaya met up with Wade Shepard, the editor of VagabondJourney.com. They were married in 2009, and continue to travel the world together with their young daughter. From time to time Chaya blogs about family travel and life on the road. has written 102 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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