Packing Tips

Dress Code Guide

Students wear a range of clothing styles in Doha. Keeping in mind the culture, please dress modestly in clothing covering shoulders and knees, avoid wearing tight-fitting clothes in public spaces. This does not mean that long sleeves and full length skirts are necessary.

It is very hot in the summer, but everything is air conditioned, so carrying a light sweater or scarf would be useful. The winter months include chilly winds, so lightweight jackets, sweatshirts, sweaters and scarves are recommended.


You will receive your textbooks from the Bookstore during the first week of classes.

Housing Provisions

For students living in HBKU Residence Halls, the housing unit will provide: 

  • Loft bed
  • Linens (sheets, towels, pillow)
  • Study desk and chair
  • Mini-fridge
  • LCD TV
  • Cupboards and shelving units

Plugs and Voltage

Electrical sockets in the State of Qatar usually supply electricity at between 220 to 240 volts AC. The plugs used in Qatar are D or G. The electrical frequency in Qatar 50 Hz. A wide range of adapters is available at local supermarkets.