Qatar, officially the State of Qatar, is a peninsula in the Arabian Peninsula. The country borders Saudi Arabia and lies east of Bahrain. Qatar has a desert climate with extremely hot summers and warm winters. In summer, temperatures can rise to 50 degrees Celsius. The best time to travel to Qatar is in winter: December, January and February. In these months, you avoid the fierce sand storms that often come with spring. This oil state – which only started allowing tourist as recent as 1989 – has much to offer: luxury hotels and shopping malls, spectacular architecture, stunning natural beauty and cultural treasures. Capital Doha on the Persian Gulf can literally not be missed as this is where the airport is located and where you’ll find the only hotels in the country. Regardless of your travel plans for Qatar, always take into account the risk of diseases and the fierce sun. Our KLM Health Services experts can tell you exactly which vaccinations you require and provide advice on additional measures you can take to minimise health risk during your stay in this extraordinary country. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.
Qatar vaccinations: the most common risks
Various (tropical) diseases are prevalent in Qatar to which you are likely not resistant. The right vaccines can protect you against these. Please view our list of the most common health risks in Qatar and read which specific vaccinations you require.