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Best time to visit Qatar

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The best time to visit Qatar is December-February

If you’re looking to travel to Qatar for your next trip but aren’t sure when to go and when to avoid, this article is all you’ll need. The best time to visit Qatar is December-February due to the excellent all-round weather conditions, and it’s also not during the height of peak travel periods, so it’s not likely to be as busy.

The warmest month of the year in Doha, Qatar is July, where the average maximum temperature gets to around 40℃ (105℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 42℃ (107℉) on the hottest days of summer. The temperature at night in the winter can drop to as low as 16℃ (60℉), although this can differ at other destinations across Qatar depending on the geography.

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Qatar, you’re most likely to get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around July. On average it rains the most days in April, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

Learn everything you need to know to help you decide when to go to Qatar below, and don’t forget to use the awesome travel tools we know and love to help you find the best deals and make booking your vacation a breeze!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

June

Most daylight

July

Qatar seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Qatar is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Qatar

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
DohaDecember-February
22℃
17℃
23℃
18℃
26℃
21℃
31℃
25℃
36℃
30℃
39℃
32℃
40℃
33℃
40℃
33℃
38℃
31℃
35℃
28℃
29℃
24℃
24℃
19℃
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Top FAQs

Qatar is in Middle East.

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Qatar:

The warmest month of the year in Doha, one of the most popular places to visit in Qatar, is July.
The driest month of the year in Doha, Qatar, is usually around June each year.

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