There are over 250 bank branches and 850 ATMs across the country, with most in Doha but also further afield. They are located in nearly all of the malls, hotels, souqs and petrol stations. Visitors can usually access funds in their home accounts by using their ATM cards here, and some allow the withdrawal of USD and Euro – check with the relevant bank(s) for commission or exchange rate fees. Major credit cards are widely accepted. Exchange houses provide remittance services and foreign exchange and are licensed by Qatar Central Bank. There are no exchange control regulations, 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. The GCCNET system, established by the GCC countries, acts as a single ATM network linking all the GCC point of sale switches – in Qatar this is NAPS (National ATM & POS Switch).
Opening hours: Generally Sunday – Thursday 7:30 am – 1 pm, however many banks have extended branch operations. Check the respective bank’s website for up to date timings and locations of branches and ATMs.
All day/extended hours:
Ahlibank, City Center-Doha: Saturday – Thursday 10 am – 3 pm, Friday 4 pm – 10 pm
CBQ, mall branches: Saturday – Thursday 9 am – 2:30 pm/3:30 pm – 9 pm, Friday 3:30 pm – 9 pm
Qatar Islamic Bank, Medina Centrale, The Pearl‑Qatar: Sunday – Thursday 11 am – 6 pm
Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji), City Center-Doha: 4 pm – 9 pm
QNB, City Center-Doha, Lagoona Mall and Medina Centrale, The Pearl-Qatar: 3:30 pm – 9 pm
HSBC, City Center-Doha: 8:30 am – noon
QNB, City Center-Doha and Lagoona Mall: 9 am – 2:30 pm/3:30 pm – 9 pm