Doha International Airport is served by a number of international carriers. Qatar Airways has the largest presence at Doha and flies from 120 cities around the world.


The majority of hotels are within 30 minutes drive from the VCUQatar campus in Education City. Hotels around the airport are approximately 45 minutes drive from VCUQatar. Many of Doha’s hotels can be found on Trip Advisor.


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.

Visas upon arrival are generally restricted to residents of selected countries The 34 approved countries are:
The United States, Great Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Finland, Spain, Monaco, the Vatican, Iceland, Andorra, San Marino, Lichtenstein, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and South Korea.

For more information on entry visas to Qatar, and to obtain instant visas online, please consult the official Qatar e-Government portal: Hukoomi.

VCUQatar will not sponsor any participant's visa for the Tasmeem conference.

Conference Location

Tasmeem Doha 2013 conference occurs in Education City in Doha, Qatar at Hamad Bin Khalifa University Student Center. The Student Center is located within walking distance from Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar.

About the VCUQatar campus

VCUQatar boasts an impressive building with an exterior reminiscent of the heritage and culture of Qatar and an interior in which student projects line the hallways showcasing a vibrant contemporary design and art school.

The campus has an international gallery and large atrium that are main venues for exhibitions, lectures, conferences, fashion shows and a variety of community and student-led events.

About Qatar

Qatar’s culture and heritage has formed the bedrock of its modern society, its social warmth provides the foundation for the country’s bottomless hospitality, and its music and handicrafts are the inspiration of modern artists and artisans.

The government, encouraged by HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani and HH Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al Missned, has embarked on a multifaceted approach to preserving the culture and heritage of the country.

The bustle and vitality of the old souqs has been recreated in Souq Waqif amidst buildings featuring traditional architecture. There you will find handicrafts on display as well as traditional foods, fabrics and art. Young Qataris are being encouraged to set up businesses promoting old crafts and traditions.

Qatar Foundation (QF), chaired by HH Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al Missned, promotes cultural richness and preservation of the country’s heritage. Libraries, magnificent collections of Arabic writings, calligraphy and art, are all being made available for research and public appreciation through QF, the Qatar Museums Authority, and the National Council for Culture, Heritage and the Arts.

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