Qatar adapters - What plug adapter do I need for Qatar?

Power adapters for Qatar

When packing for a vacation it can be useful to know if you'll be able to use all your essential electrical devices when you arrive. Without knowing which wall socket to expect you are more likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, thereby leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced adaptor when you arrive that might not be compatible. Various voltages and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Qatar. This page has links to instructions showing which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices when travelling to Qatar by using the standard Type G or D 240 volt 50Hz power outlets, you will find a majority of Qataris will typically use the Type G plugs in their power outlets. You'll discover power adapters are different depending on which region you are in so please read the power adapters page for a full list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Qatar?

The best power adapter for Qatar will be a Type G plug adapter [2] which will allow you to use any 240 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Qatar?

What is a power adapter for a Qatari power outlet?

Power adapters are small, cheap and lightweight plastic adapters which permit a power outlet in Qatar to accept a power plug from a foreign region.

Do I need a plug adapter for Qatar?

This depends on the shape of plug you want to use in Qatar.

Will a power adapter convert the voltage in Qatar?

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 240 volt Qatari power outlet and is unable to convert to a different voltage. If you need to safely use any 100-120 volt device then you will also need to bring a step down power converter.

What does a power adapter for Qatar do?

A power adapter allows a visitor travelling from another location to use their electrical devices in Qatar by altering the shape of the plug from one type to another.

Where to buy a power adapter for Qatar in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Qatar in the UK

Qatar to UK power adapters will most likely be available to buy in the UK from airports such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Stansted, Luton, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Birmingham prior to departure, however the range of adapters might be limited to popular destinations. It is recommended to research the exact type of adapter required prior to shopping at the airport. Look in the travel accessories section of airport newsagents, electronic stores and pharmacists such as WH Smith, Dixons or Boots but expect to pay 50% more than regular prices.

It will be more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. UK high street electrical shops, newsagents and chemists such as Currys PC World, WH Smith or Boots normally typically only sell popular types of travel adapters covering a limited number of countries however for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online. In January 2019 we checked 2 high street branches of WH Smiths without seeing any power adapters available to purchase and 1 branch of Boots only had a pack of European adapters available.

Where to buy a power adapter in Qatar

Arriving at an airport

Where to buy a power adapter in Qatar

On arrival power adapters could be found in local electrical high street shops and drug stores, but always check the build quality first as safety standards might be different in a foreign country as this is important when dealing with electrical goods. Keep in mind that a shopping trip searching for power adapters in an unknown location might be impractical, especially as this needs to happen quickly before batteries run out.

Hotel receptions could have a power adapter for sale, hire or as a complimentary extra for guests; however, availability is normally limited and a hotel might not have the exact type required for your country. If in doubt, call ahead to the hotel first and request a reservation as it is unlikely that an adapter will be found in your room on arrival.

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qatar - Qatari Wiki page.
  2. Type G plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type G power outlets without converting voltage, £5-£10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor