What to wear when traveling to Qatar

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Some of you may already know that in April I visited Doha, Qatar. But before we get into details, let me tell you about my entire trip, so you understand why I’m almost all the time in those blue (amazing) trousers (from H&M). In short, my trip was like this: first stop Germany (3 days – including a wedding!), second stop Doha (7 days – working most of them) and then back for another night in Germany before heading back home to Valencia (Spain).

So now, you understand my game of mixing clothes. Actually, it was kind of crazy packing. I had to think of my guest wedding outfit, and my 5 days of formal style combinations, plus the normal tourist outfits, including one or two comfortable airplane combos. To be honest, I was really focused on the main purpose of my trip, which was the professional one. I offered training to a Qatari company, that’s why I really didn’t have too much time for taking photos (I only took around 2GB of photos; only).

What to wear when traveling to Qatar

Before starting to pack, I did what everybody does when in doubt: search on Google. And what I found out was useful, but not accurate. So, below you can read some advice about what to wear in Qatar.

First of all, relax and take it easy. It is not that bad! You really don’t have to buy a new wardrobe (like I almost did) just because you visit Qatar. If you are not wearing the abaya – the long black dress, people will look at you anyway, just because you are different. But from my experience, I felt relaxed and even if I was scared by the idea of men staring at me, I somehow felt very safe. Actually, Qatar is a very peaceful country and I never once felt threatened.

Secondly, you can wear any colors. There is no problem with wearing strong colors or pastels. Because of the hot temperatures, I would say that pastels and light colors are even welcomed. Doha has such a beautiful sky and throws a crystalline light over the city, when I was wearing white or light blue, I was actually looking better because of it’s radiance.

In Qatar there are two main rules for Western women: (1) you should cover your shoulders and knees and (2) dress decent. When I read this on the internet, I thought that I  would have to wear only long skirts, and I don’t know why but for some reason, I was even thinking that pants would look weird. Just to be sure I bought two midi skirts that I ended up not needing to wear.

I quickly came to the conclusion that dressing in Doha is not actually that difficult, you can wear anything you want, but the key is to dress respectfully, not showing too much of your décolletage for example. You can even get away with short skirts, if you combine them with black tights.

If you are traveling to the Middle East and want some tips, just get in touch!

P.S.: You can even take selfies too!

girl in airport wearing zara pants, hm blazer, chanel boy handbag

western woman in souk waqif wearing sunglasses and white blouse in doha qatar

a mosque in Souk waqif in doha, qatar

local qatari in doha riding the horse in souk waqif

boats of doha in qatar amazing view

beautiful photo of doha qatar from corniche

woman posing in doha, qatar in white blouse and blue pants chanel and dior bag

weatern woman in doha qatar, alcorniche with a beautiful view

boat and skyline of doha, qatar from al corniche with the qatar flag

woman posing in al corniche in doha qatar wearing normal clothes

dior handbag and golden chanel bracelet in doha qatar

beautiful view of doha, qatar with the modern buildings and the beach
femeie europeanca in qatar imbracata normal in bue si roz

girl watching skyline in qatar, doha in front of muslim art museum

girl walking in doha, qatar wearing pink trousers and blue shirt fashion in gatar

museum of islamic art in doha, qatar during the night

At Katara – I will tell you more about Doha, with more amazing photos from this beautiful city, in a future blog post.

beach of qatar with a boat by night amazing view in qatar

european woman in qatar wearing white clothes in doha

doha and katara by night with the city and lights

mujer espanola en doha, qatar en ropa normal en katara

femei europeana imbracata in haine normale in doha, qatar zambind si pozand

photo from pearl of doha in qatar

woman wearing normal clothes in katara in qatar, doha

zara shoes mango trousers for casual outfit what to wear this year

girl in white mango blouse and zara trousers in doha qatar

Outfits details:

Black sandals from Zara, blue and black trousers both from H&M, white trousers from Mango; white lace jumper from H&M, handbag from a boutique Madrid.  Pink trousers from Zara; light blue stars shirt from Oui C Moi, necklace from Sfera; bracelet from different sources.

I didn’t take photos of my business outfits, but in time, I will show you everything (as usual).

Happy happy Joy joy!


  1. It's Gya

    at 5:53 pm

    Superbe poze, se vede ca ai petrecut minunat mica vacanta, deasemenea noul look si tinutele nu au fost mai prejos de ceea ce ne-ai obisnuit pana acum.

    • Style Advisor

      at 10:20 am

      Buna It’s Gya,
      Multumesc pentru cuvintele frumoase. Nu a fost tocmai vacanta, pentru ca am muncit dar a fost o experienta incredibila.

  2. Keny

    at 9:10 pm

    Very nice pictures!

  3. alexandra

    at 7:01 am

    love the outfits !!

  4. Aby

    at 11:54 am

    wow!! Pantaloni albastrii arata superb si cred ca sunt foarte comozi ♥ Superbe poze ♥

    • Style Advisor

      at 10:16 am

      Hello Aby,
      Multumesc!! Da, pantalonii acestia sunt grozavi. Pupici

  5. Monkey

    at 5:00 pm

    Wonderful! I looooooooooove the photo you took to yourself http://style-advisor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/qatar-doha-style-advisor-what-to-wear.jpg

    we want mooooore like this! and more!

    • Style Advisor

      at 10:16 am

      Thank you so much!! I have so many great photos from Qatar so I will make another article, but more touristic one 🙂 Kisses

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