8th - 10th March 2019

Grand Prix of Qatar 2019 - Information

Useful practical information about the event

When is the event?

The whole event date

8th - 10th March 2019

The main event (race day)

10th March 2019

Where

Address:

Losail International Circuit
Doha
Qatar

On site helpline:

+44 131 202 6544

Useful documents

Download printable brochure HERE
Download event programme HERE

Travel tips:

Fly to Doha, Qatar Airlines direct, or via Dubai then collect a cheap shuttle. Consider via Cairo then EgyptAir to Doha

Interactive map

Trip advice

GETTING HERE
Fly to Doha. A few people do drive from Saudi Arabia or Kuwait, if you are one of these, you don't need our advice!

For flight options we search using skyscanner.net. This offers a comprehensive search of all flights available and searches different sources for prices. Let us know your flight details and we can arrange airport pickup -- we offer a private complimentary service on our deluxe packages, and the hotel runs a shuttle for the classic package.

GETTING TO THE TRACK
If you are not in our package, then your best bet is a taxi or hire car. There is a bus service which goes to the main entrance, and there is an internal shuttle going between the main entrance and the paddock/VIP.

VISAS
A tourist from certain countries can get a visa on arrival at the entry points in the country (airports) or online. The joint-entry visa of Qatar and Oman could be used which permits visits to either country. But, for travelling to a third country, new visas need to be obtained at the point of entry.
The nationals from the following countries are eligible for such joint-visa:- The United States, Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Portugal, Ireland,Greece , Finland, Spain, Monaco, the Vatican, Iceland, Andorra, San Marino, Lichtenstein, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, South Korea.
Visas cost around 100 QAR (about US$30 , EUR 20, GBP15, AUD 30). The following link provides further information about visa for Qatar and availability to process online:
http://ppt.gp/qatar-visa

For citizens of other countries - we can arrange a Visa directly through the package hotels. Please provide us with a copy of your passport and copies of both arrival and return flight. We will send you an application form to complete. This service will cost 60 EUR. This service is not available to citizens of countries in the above list.

ALCOHOL
NO ALCOHOL MAY BE BROUGHT INTO THE COUNTRY, EVEN FOR PERSONAL CONSUMPTION. It will be confiscated, and if you ask, they will give you a voucher enabling you to reclaim it on your way out. However you reclaim the bottle air side, which means you do not have the opportunity to check it in your luggage, so if you change planes at another airport, it will be confiscated AGAIN, but this time as a liquid in your hand luggage!
Alcohol is available at both our package hotels and in the VIP Village at the track.

WEATHER
In late March the day time is warm but not too hot, low of about 17c to high of 27c. The evening can get surprisingly chilly, so you want to bring a sweater or jacket to the track in the evening! Rain is highly unlikely, however, it is possible.

TOURISM INFORMATION
See
qatartourism.gov.qa for the official tourism gateway. Also the commercial site qatar-tourism.com.