There are over 225 bank branches and nearly 650 ATMs across the country. Although most are in Doha, branches and ATMs can be found in Al Rayyan, Al Shamal, Al Wakra, Dukhan and Mesaieed. They are located in nearly all of the malls and hotels, as well as at souqs and petrol stations. Visitors to Qatar can usually access funds in their home accounts by using their ATM cards here – check with the relevant bank(s) for details of any commission or exchange rate fees. Major credit cards are widely accepted. Exchange houses provide remittance services and foreign exchange; all are licensed by Qatar Central Bank. There are no exchange control regulations in Qatar, but movement of money in and out of local accounts is monitored. Account holders may need to provide a declaration of origin for large cash deposits.

Opening hours

Generally Sunday to Thursday 7:30 am – 1 pm, but many banks are now extending their branch operations, opening weekends and throughout the day:

All day/extended hours
Ahli Bank, City Center-Doha: Saturday to Thursday 10 am – 10 pm, Friday 4 pm – 10 pm al khaliji, The Pearl-Qatar: Saturday to Thursday 11 am – 6 pm
Qatar Islamic Bank, The Pearl-Qatar: Sunday to Thursday 11 am – 6 pm

Ahli Bank, Abu Hamour: Sunday to Wednesday 5 pm – 8 pm
Mashreq Bank, Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha and TV Roundabout: Sunday to Thursday 6 pm – 8:30 pm IBQ, Al Sadd: Sunday to Thursday 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Doha Bank, City Center-Doha: 4 pm – 7 pm; Abu Hamour: 4 pm – 10 pm QNB, City Center-Doha, Lagoona Mall and Salwa Road: 3:30 pm – 9 pm

HSBC Head Office, Airport Street: 8:30 am – noon Mashreq Bank, C Ring Road: 8 am – 12:30 pm
QNB, Lagoona Mall: 9 am – 2:30 pm/3:30 pm – 9 pm

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