Qatar Tourism recorded the highest number of visitors to Qatar this July, a highlight for a summer filled with family-friendly activities, live performances, attractive offerings, and unique experiences that cater to every traveller. 

With a packed summer calendar and festivities throughout Eid, Qatar welcomed a total of 151,000 international arrivals in July this year, the highest recorded number of visitors during the summer months since 2017.

The GCC markets contributed 62% to the total number of arrivals in July, with visitors from Saudi Arabia taking up a leading stake at 43%, followed by India (7%), Oman (6%), Kuwait (4%), Bahrain (5%), UAE (4%), USA (3%), and the UK (3%).

With neighbouring countries only a few hours’ drive away, the latest tourism performance figures show the growing popularity of arrivals by land, with 55% of all visitors choosing to visit Qatar by crossing the Abu Samra border. The border with Saudi Arabia recently expanded to accommodate the crossing of 24,800 cars a day, helping to further ease Qatar’s accessibility by land. Arrivals by air stood at 45%, while 1% of visitors arrived by sea.

July in Qatar

July in Qatar was filled with family-friendly shows, in time for the celebration of Eid Al Adha. Visitors enjoyed an array of indoor entertainment and diverse experience offerings such as the free-to-watch Summer Festival at Doha Festival City and the African Circus at the Mall of Qatar.

Those looking for adventure, nature retreats or shopping escapes, Qatar Tourism also presented a plethora of promo tours and day trips on its Visit Qatar website where visitors could plan their summers following their preferences. Visitors could cool off with a variety of sun, sea and sand activities, from scuba diving and stand-up paddle boarding to kayaking in the lush mangroves and fishing, or rest over the holidays with private dinner experiences.

The monthly events at Qatar Calendar also offer plenty of inspiration on things to do around the city, with a well-rounded list of highlights which include art exhibitions, children’s programmes and community events.


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