A. ACCOMMODATION

Who is the authorised agent to deal with the accommodation requirements and can we use anyone else?

The recommended accommodation provider for COP18/CMP8 Doha is Qatar Airways Holidays and they are available at www.qatarairways.com/cop18. Delegates are free to contact hotels directly as well.

Can we book directly with the hotels?

Yes.

What are the requirements?

The conditions attached to specific hotels will be listed on the COP18/CMP8 Doha website.



B. TRANSPORT

Will transport be provided for accredited delegates from the airport to their hotels?

Upon arrival at the Doha International Airport (DOH), we encourage you to contact your selected hotel for the airport transfer arrangement. On the other hand, there is a COP18/CMP8 booth in the DOH in providing assistance.

 

Can Embassies use their vehicles to transport their VIP’s from the airport to the hotels?

Yes.

Will the bus stops in the precinct be clearly identified?

Yes. Bus stops will support the various hotels in zones where the delegates will be staying. Time tables of shuttle services will also be available.

Will there be dedicated Shuttles/minibuses for the Ministers to and from the venue daily?

Yes, a separate service is being planned for and details will be provided later.

Will there be transport provided for all delegates staying wherever they have booked accommodation?

Unfortunately not. In a few areas delegates will have to make their way to a Hub from where they will catch a shuttle.

Can Embassy vehicles be used for the transportation of their leaders of delegations and be dropped off and picked up from the closest point to the venue?

Yes, details of where drop off points are will be provided later.



C. VENUE AND EXHIBITION

Will delegations be able to hire office/exhibition space within the UN precinct at the Qatar National Convention Centre?

A survey is being conducted to determine demand for such space which will have to be built up. Prices will then be determined.

 

D. OTHER FACTS

Climate:

In December, the temperature averages at maximum 24oC and minimum 14 oC.

Local Time:

3 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) with no daylight savings adjustments.

Working Week:

The working week in Qatar runs from Sunday to Thursday, with Friday and Saturday being days off.

Currency:

The official currency is the Qatari Riyal (QR), which is divided into 100 Dirhams. The exchange parity has been set at a fixed rate of US$1 = QR3.64. Notes in circulation are QR1, QR5, QR10, QR50, QR100 and QR500. Most major international Credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard and American Express are widely accepted.

Electricity:

Electricity is 220-240v with a frequency of 50 Hertz. British standard plugs are utilized.

Health:

In case of emergencies at the congress venue, a first aid professional will be available at all times.

Dress Code Guideline for Doha:

Men and women should dress modestly as a courtesy to both Qataris and Muslims. Tops should cover the shoulders and upper arms, and skirts or shorts should fall to or below the knee. Women are not obliged to cover their hair. Visitors should be thoughtful of their clothing, particularly when in traditional areas.

Wintertime can be chilly, especially in the evenings. There is also a chance of rain, so coats and closed shoes will be useful.

For any questions, please email info@cop18.qa. 

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