TMS 2013 Industrial Aluminum Electrolysis: The Definitive Course on the Theory and Practice of Primary Aluminum Production
October 20-24, 2013 • Doha, Qatar
HOUSING AND TRAVEL INFORMATION
Doha Marriott Hotel
Ras Abu Aboud Street
P.O. Box 1911
Phone: 974 4429 8888
Fax: 974 44 418784
Room Rate: QAR 800.00 (Approximately $220 US)
Hotel Reservation Deadline: October 5, 2013
The hotel is 1.9 miles SE of the Doha International Airport (DOH). This hotel does not provide shuttle service but there are alternate transportation options:
- Limousine service; fee: 80 QAR (one way); reservation required
- Estimated taxi fare: 28 QAR (one way)
OBTAIN A VISA
Those planning to participate in the Qatalum tour on Tuesday are required to obtain and present a valid business visa for admittance. Please reference the information below for details on obtaining a business visa.
For questions relating to specific travel restrictions or policies from your home into Qatar please contact your in-country Qatari embassy.
First time visiting the Middle East? Visit the Qatar e-government website at www.gov.qa for detailed information on travel regulations, restrictions, entry policies, and online visa application.
Non-Qatari or GCC citizens entering Qatar are required to carry visas. Some visas are issued upon arrival, while others must be applied for ahead of time. Travelers may also obtain instant visas online through Hukoomi.
Visas upon arrival are generally restricted to residents of selected countries. The 33 approved countries are:
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
Business visas allow non-Qataris to conduct business and work in the country on a temporary basis. There are two types of business visas – one that can be issued upon arrival while the other requires application ahead of time.
Those who wish to embark on a short business trip may opt for the 72-hour business visa, which can be issued upon arrival. The visa is extendable for another 72 hours. Applicants are required to carry proper documentation proving the purpose of their trip. Only those countries listed on the above approved list may apply for a visa upon arrival. Anyone entering Qatar from another place of origin must apply in advance for a business visa. A fee of QR200 applies for each visa.
For those needing to apply in advance for a visa, applications are available on the Qatar e-government website.
Tourist Visas can be arranged by the Doha Marriott Hotel provided that the visa form has been completed, signed and returned to the hotel along with a clear copy of the guest’s passport. This is subject to a processing charge of QAR250.00 ($67 US).
FOR MORE INFO...
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