|Popular in||April||High demand for flights, 6% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||November||Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop|
|Average price||£458||Average for round-trip flights in June 2022|
|Round-trip from||£365||From London to Doha Hamad Intl|
|One-way from||£8||One-way flight from London to Doha Hamad Intl (DOH)|
Information is based on travel restrictions from United Kingdom to Doha Hamad Intl
Most visitors from United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Doha Hamad Intl.
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 48 hours before departing to Doha Hamad Intl.
Visitors from United Kingdom are not required to quarantine after entering Doha Hamad Intl.
Accommodation Booking for Unvaccinated Travelers - Travelers who are not fully vaccinated must book their mandatory hotel quarantine accommodation through the “Discover Qatar” website before arriving in Qatar. This requirement is different for Qatari citizens and residents, GCC citizens, and First-degree relatives.
Travel Registration Form - Travelers must complete a travel registration form at least 3 days before arrival in Qatar. Online pre-registration is optional for citizens and residents of Qatar. This requirement does not apply to fully vaccinated travelers with valid vaccine certificate issued by GCC countries: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, United Arab Emirates, fully vaccinated travelers from the EU who present certificate through the COVPass health app.
Health Form - All travelers must carry a paper version of the acknowledgment form before arrival in Qatar. This requirement does not apply to fully vaccinated citizens and residents who are not coming from a red health measures country on the condition that they should be vaccinated in Qatar.
Health and Location Monitoring App (For Android) - All travelers must download the Ehteraz mobile application and activate it on their mobile phones using a local or international SIM card.
Health and Location Monitoring App (For IOS) - All travelers must download the Ehteraz mobile application and activate it on their mobile phones using a local or international SIM card.
Health Pass for Public Activity - Travelers must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result taken a maximum of 24 hours, or a valid proof of vaccination to enter public spaces such as restaurants, movie theaters, museums, theaters, historical sites, casinos, music venues, gyms, sporting facilities.
Electronic Travel Authorization - The Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is eligible for travelers who hold a residence permit or visitor visa to specific countries entering Qatar. It is an online application. If approved, you'll receive your eTA confirmation electronically. When you arrive in Qatar, border crossing will ask for your passport and check their electronic records to ensure you have the proper visas. Your eTA is electronically linked to your passport and valid for up to 30 days. When you receive a new passport, you must apply for a new eTA.
Electronic Visitor Visa - An eVisa is the fastest and easiest way of obtaining a Qatari visa as you can submit an application and supporting documents online. If approved, you'll receive your eVisa confirmation electronically. When you arrive in Qatar, border crossing will ask for your passport and eVisa to ensure you have the proper visas
Returning to United Kingdom from Doha Hamad Intl
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Doha Hamad Intl are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering United Kingdom.
Visitors from Doha Hamad Intl are not required to quarantine after entering United Kingdom.
LON - DOH
£416 - £789
22 - 42 °C
0 - 14 mm
You may wish to book your flight to Doha during the months of May through to September. It’s not uncommon for temperatures to rise as high as 43 degrees during June, July and August. This hot and humid weather can be quite unbearable and hazardous, especially for those with specific medical conditions, but if you think you can bare the heat, cheap flights to Doha are available during this period. Between October and April the weather is a lot cooler and quite dry, with lows around 15 degrees and highs reaching up to the mid-20s.
Flights to Doha are more expensive during peak season, which runs between November to March. March hosts Doha’s annual Cultural Festival which is designed to promote their culture through an array of art, fashion, theatre, dance, music, poetry and photography and is an event that is extremely popular with tourists. Check online for bargain deals for summer holidays between the months of June and August.
Doha is an exciting city and the perfect destination for those wishing to experience Middle Eastern culture with a liberal dosage of glitz and glam. This city is famed for its colossal new buildings, modern Souqs and its crescent shaped corniche. Doha architecture is impressive, and the Burj Qatar building, World Trade Centre Doha Tower and Aspire Tower, create a strikingly modern landscape. The Souq Waqif is the place to go for fine dining, shops and cafes. This market was redesigned, to retain its ancient 19th century style. The site where the Souq stands was originally a market place, where Bedu tribes traded cattle for various essential items. Although newly refurbished, the Souq Waqif looks authentic and you’ll find traditional garments, perfumes, antiques and modern art galleries here. Note that most of the shops, in the Souq, close from 12 noon till 4pm. The cafes and restaurants remain open throughout the day though.
The corniche is a waterfront promenade and a popular spot for tourists and locals to visit. In the early evening, you’ll see families spending time on the grass, enjoying picnics, while early hours of the morning bikers and joggers occupy the cycling tracks and footpaths.
Visit one of the many cafés in Doha to relax and people watch while ordering some delicious Middle Eastern treats. Try some Shisha while here too.
Desert Safari excursions are a popular attraction too and various tour operators organise them so you can benefit from their expertise. Experience overnight camping in the desert and explore heritage sites during the day.
Doha has a very reliable bus network that provides services across the city. Most people rely on taxis to get around though and the high demand of cabs can lead to long waiting times. Car hire is also a favoured option.
Once you have arrived on your flight to Doha, transportation from Doha International Airport (DOH) to the city is varied. Large hotels provide shuttle buses for their guests and standard or VIP class limousine services are also available for those wanting to travel to their hotel or holiday rental in style. Airport taxis provide a 24 hour, 7 day a week service and can carry up to 5 plus passengers. There are also buses travelling to the city centre.
Situated on the western coast of Qatar and very close to central Doha, Doha International Airport boasts several food and beverage outlets, an award-winning duty-free area, and free Wi-Fi throughout the airport.
Once used mostly by Qatari holidaymakers and foreigners there on business, Doha has recently seen a huge increase in international tourists passing through on connecting flights or visiting Doha itself. As the only commercial airport in Qatar, it has struggled to keep up with the influx, and despite numerous extensions in recent years the main terminal is often criticized for operating over capacity. A replacement airport, 5km (2.2 miles) east of the existing buildings, is currently under construction, with the first phase due to open to passengers in early 2012. When complete, the new airport will be two-thirds the size of the city of Doha, and will cater for 12 million visitors annually. In the meantime, however, be prepared to deal with over-crowded terminals during peak times.
If you’re lucky enough to be flying first or business class with Qatar Airlines, which calls this airport home, you’ll have access to several lounges and business centres. The Gold Lounge and the Silver Lounge, for those on Qatar Airline’s loyalty programmes, offer shower rooms, business centres, day care facilities, smoking rooms, and various magazines and newspapers. The Premium Terminal, for Qatar Airlines business and first class passengers, offers a jacuzzi, sleeping rooms, and massage services in addition to buffet services and world-class business centres.
If you’re flying economy or with any other airline and are stopping for more than a couple of hours, it’ll probably be worth your while to head for the Oryx Lounge where (for a fee) you can enjoy an air-conditioned space with a business centre with computers, day care facilities, a smoking room and a buffet. Business class passengers from other airlines get free entrance.
For a flight to Doha, you will be flying into Hamad Intl. Doha Hamad Intl (DOH) is just 5.4 mi from the centre of the city.