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

Power adapters for Qatar

If you are packing for a vacation to Qatar it's helpful to know if you'll be able to power any electronics when you're there. By not knowing which power supply is used in Qatar you are likely to bring the wrong charger, leaving you needing to buy a suitable charger when you're there which could be incompatible. Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Qatar. This page has links to useful instructions showing you exactly how to power your devices when going to Qatar using their G or D type 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note that Type G wall outlets will be normally used by most Qataris. Most power sockets will vary from region to region so we suggest reading the list of World power adapters for a complete list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Qatar?

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

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. [3]

Do I need a plug adapter for Qatar?

If the type of electric outlet in Qatar outlet in your home country then you will need a power adapter.

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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. Wikipedia - Qatari Wiki page.
  2. Type G plug adapter - A Type G power adapter has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, costs £15-£20.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor