Qatar, once one of the poorest Gulf states, is one of the richest countries in the region today. Qatar is using income from its large gas reserves to bankroll its regional and global ambitions. It has been involved attempts to achieve an Afghan peace deal and won a controversial bid to host the 2022 Football World Cup. Not all of its regional interventions are popular with other Arab leaders, like its support for the Palestinian Hamas faction in Gaza and Islamist groups in Egypt and Syria. It also faces some problems at home. Oil money funds an all-embracing welfare state, with many services free or heavily subsidised, but the treatment of migrant workers is frequently criticised by rights groups.
Crime threat remains low. American visitors are less likely to be a victim of crime in Doha than in most large U.S. cities. But here are the common crimes that occur Stolen items Theft Rape/Sexual Violence Fraud Financial Security Embezzlement Counterfeiting Drug Trafficking Cyber Maritime Riots/Civil Unrest Suicide bomber Employee Health Safety Post Crime Rating: Low Crime Threats
Murder rates reported in recent years are well below global averages. Violent crime targeting U.S. and other Western expatriates, although relatively rare, does occur.
Government authorities indicated that rates of crimes such as kidnapping, assault, and arson are low compared to the rest of the region. The burglary rate is also reportedly well below the global average. Burglaries and thefts typically occur after dark and/or when Western expatriates are away from their homes for extended periods. In October 2015, police arrested a “gang” of four women for burglarizing residential apartments and recovered a large amount of gold jewels and currencies. https://www.osac.gov/pages/ContentReportDetails.aspx?cid=19398
The country is populated mostly by wealthy individuals and foreigners on lucrative work contracts. This makes the country and its society quite stable. However, the capital city Doha has seen more violence in recent years due to economic pressures and a population surge. There is a poor element in addition to a downright greedy one that motivates petty crime like pick pocketing and purse snatching. ATM and credit card theft are reported to be on the rise. Special Considerations
Because Qatar is an Islamic country, there are several actions considered illegal of which travellers would otherwise think nothing. Offenses are governed by Qatari law, and penalties can be severe.
Women will be expected to cover up and dress modestly. Shorts, short skirts and sleeveless shirts should not be worn. While travellers who break these dress codes will not necessarily be penalised, they may be considered rude by the Qatari people. Special care with dress should be taken during the Ramadan holiday. Also during this period, it's forbidden to eat or drink in public between sunrise and sunset, even for non-Muslims. Only certain restaurants will be open during these times. Travellers and expats have been arrested for what might be considered non-crimes, like traffic accidents, obscene language, insulting someone publicly and slander. Individuals often spend a few nights in jail while they wait to attend a hearing. Fines are also possible in addition to jail time. https://www.worldnomads.com/travel-safety/middle-east/qatar/crime-customs-and-the-qatari-way
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