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 and lightweight plastic adapters that permit a Qatari power outlet to accept a different type of power plug from a foreign region.

Also known as: an electrical adapter, plug adapter, travel adapter, electrical adaptor, mains travel adapter or power adaptor [3].

Do I need a plug adapter for Qatar?

If the power plug that you want to use isn't the same as the type of Qatari power outlet then you will need a power adapter.

Will a power adapter convert the voltage in Qatar?

No - a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 240 volt Qatari power outlet and can't convert the power to a different voltage. If you wish to safely use a 100, 110 or 120 volt device then you will also need a step down power converter along with the right type of power adapter.

Do I need a power adapter if I'm visiting Qatar from the US?

If you are travelling from America bring a plug adapter for Qatar because a US plug won't physically fit into a Qatari power outlet, and as the voltage is 240 volts you will also need to use a power converter for Qatar to prevent overheating or damage to your appliance or device if it isn't dual voltage.

What does a power adapter for Qatar do?

A power adapter allows visitors from another location to use their electronic appliances and devices in Qatar by altering the shape of the plug from one type to another.

Where can I buy a power adapter for Qatar?

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where can I buy a power adapter for Qatar?

Power adapters are typically available in most major airports 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 but expect to pay 50% more than regular prices. Airports will be your last chance to buy a power adapter before departure, always check the returns policy to ensure you can easily exchange or refund a faulty or unsuitable product in an airside shop.

On arrival power adapters can 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.

It will more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. High street stores normally sell popular types of travel adapters to popular locations and for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online.

  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, costs between $5 to $10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor