UPDATED: April 14, 2022
The Discover Qatar website has now listed three travel agencies from India, Pakistan and Iran, which are authorized to book Discover Qatar hotels for visitors, in case they need assistance with booking hotel for visa on arrival.
They also mentioned that “the hotels available on this page are exclusively available to those who are required by the Ministry of Interior of the State of Qatar to purchase a hotel reservation in order to satisfy their visa application.”
Accredited travel agents are Cutting Edge from India, PCG from Iran and Travel With Flair from Pakistan.
People can check visa requirements at https://www.visitqatar.qa/intl-en/plan-your-trip/visas
Doha: Discover Qatar has added the Visa on Arrival hotel option to its website, opening reservations from tomorrow. The site provides a link to the Home Office saying “For more information on the visa on arrival requirement, please visit the Home Office website”.
The MoI link, provided on the Discover Qatar website, lists the visa requirements for different nationalities and the type of visa available for each. Depending on nationality and country of residence, the requirements differ.
Discover Qatar had previously added a separate booking option for visa on arrival for Indian, Pakistani and Iranian nationals, which was later suspended and the link removed from their website.
When The peninsula called the helpline and asked if it was mandatory to book through this website, customer service said that if the Ehteraz asks, the person will have to book through their website.
Travel agents said some people who tried to register through ehteraz received messages asking them to book through the website.