Currency: Qatari riyal (QAR, QR), 1 riyal = 100 dirhams.
Local custom: Hotels and dining usually charge a 10% service charge that is not given to staff. Not a tipping culture but expected from travelers especially for services, service staff wages are low, 10% tipping is average.
Curated tipping suggestions:
Café: Round up.
Hair Salon (general): 10%, up to 15% if tipping several individuals.
Hair Salon – Colorist: 10% of price.
Hair Salon – Stylist: 10% of price.
Hotel (general): A service charge may be included in rate/bill.
Hotel Housekeeping/Room Attendant: QR5-10 per night left on a pillow daily (staff changes).
Hotel Porter/Bellhop: QR5 per bag, maximum QR10.
Massage Therapist: QR10.
Restaurant (general): A service charge may be included in price/bill, giving 10% directly to the staff is appreciated. If no service charge, 10-15%.
Spa: QR10 per treatment.
Taxi: Round up the fare or add QR5-10 depending on how helpful they were.
Tour – Guide or Driver: A service charge may be included (ask), if not, Guide (all day group) = 5-10% of price (about QR25 per person), Driver (all day group) = QR10 per person.
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