Emergency Numbers in Qatar



Every country has its own emergency numbers that both locals and expatriates can call in times of emergency, especially at night. Locals and expatriates, especially those who are new in a country should have a copy of these numbers for them to know whom to call when they need crucial help.

In Qatar, there is a single number that may be dialed for those who need police, fire and ambulance service and this is 999. Another important telephone number that expat in Qatar should know is 180 for the telephone directory and 150 for making international calls.

Emergency medical service in Qatar may only be available in big cities and in suburbs. Nevertheless, both public and private hospitals and clinics in Qatar are equipped with state-of-the-art emergency response technology and skilled emergency response teams for each type of emergency that may be reported.

Pharmacies in Qatar are also available and well-supplied with all sorts of over-the-counter and prescription medicines. There are even pharmacies that are open 24 hours a day so there is need to worry about buying medicine during ungodly hours in Qatar.

Because there is no 100 percent assurance that an English-speaking operator will answer calls in any helpline, it is good for one learn a little of the language in Qatar. In any case, these numbers are best stored in an expat's mobile phones or written on a clean sheet of paper and placed near the telephone where people at home can easily find it.



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