When is the best time to go to Doha?

When is the best time to go to Doha? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months for good weather in Doha are January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months are May, June, July, August and September
  • Doha has dry periods in May, June, July, August, September and October
  • The best months for swimming are May, June, July, August, September, October and November

Annual weather in Doha

Infographic of the best times to visit Doha
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Weather details in Doha month by month

To get all the information about the climate and weather in Doha for a specific month, click on the corresponding link below:

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Weather and climate in Doha

Doha enjoys a hot desert climate in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Doha is 92°F (ranging from 74°F in january to 106°F in august). Annual rainfall is 3.4in, with a minimum of 0in in june and a maximum of 0.8in in march.
  • Between the months of january and april the climate is very good. The record temperature this month is 101°F and it rains about 3% of the time in april.
  • In the month of may the climate is beautiful. The temperature rises to 99°F and it rains in may about 0.1in.
  • In june the climate is unfavorable. the thermometer goes up to 104°F°C and it rains about 0in each month.
  • Between july and august the climate is very bad. At lunchtime, it's 106°F in average and it rains about 0% of the time in august.
  • In september the climate is not good. By early evening, the temperature averages 95°F and it rains about 0% of the time in september.
  • In october the climate is good. At lunchtime, it's 95°F in average and, in october, 0 days of rain are expected.
  • From november to december the climate is perfect. By early evening, the temperature averages 72°F and, in december, 1 days of rain are expected.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Doha

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Doha: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Doha

Find out when Doha has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Doha

  • Very low season in Doha
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: February, April, June and October.
  • Low season in Doha
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, May, July and August.
  • High season in Doha
    The number of visitors to Doha is high in: March, September and November.
  • Peak season in Doha
    The largest number of tourists visiting Doha is during: December.

Figure: Visitor index for Doha month by month

Best time for low prices in Doha

Average prices of hotels in Doha month by month

Generally, September is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Doha. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, January is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price for flights to Doha

A return flight between London and Doha is generally cheaper if you go in march ($ 546 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 346 more for your airline ticket to Doha if you go in august.

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Average price of hiring a car in Doha

On average, it costs $ 30 per day to hire a car in Doha. This price varies by $ 4.3 depending on the month. In september, hiring a car costs an average of $ 26 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in may is $ 30.

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