Venue, Hotel and Travel


AICCSA 2014 will be held at InterContinental Doha (Al Isteqlal Road, West Bay Lagoon, Doha). This is a 5-star hotel, superbly located in the prestigious Westbay area on the longest private beach in Qatar with an amazing view over the Arabian Gulf.

Buses will be provided from Movenpick, Retaj Al Rayyan, La Villa, AL-Nakheel and La Villa Palace Hotels as well as Doha City Center main entrance. Read more...


InterContinental Doha (Al Isteqlal Road, West Bay Lagoon, Doha)

  • Superior Room – QAR750 per room/night including Breakfast and Free Internet
  • Booking link for AICCSA'2014 Participants
  • Phone: +974 4484 4034
  • Email:
  • Please mention that you are booking the room for AICCSA conference to get the special rates (rates depends on availability)

    Mövenpick Tower & Suite

  • Deluxe Single Occupancy – QAR700 per room/night including Breakfast
  • Deluxe Double Occupancy – QAR800 per room/night including Breakfast
  • + Complimentary internet access and airport hourly shuttle
    Booking link for AICCSA'2014 participants

    Retaj Alrayyan hotel

  • QAR500 per room/night including Breakfast
  • + Complimentary internet access and airport hourly shuttle
    Booking link for AICCSA'2014 participants

    Other Hotels





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    Double room





    La Villa Palace Hotel

    325 QR

    350 QR

    Including Breakfast


    3 Stars, Al Asmakh Street Behind Al Bilal Tower


    Al Nakheel Hotel



    250 QR



    350 QR





    3 Stars, Located 50 meters from the Souq Waqif

    La Villa Hotel

    245 QR

    270 QR

    Including Breakfast

    Free Wi-Fi & Complimentary early Check In from 8am onwards subject to room availability upon arrival.

    2 Stars, Grand Hamad Street near Gold Souq  Near Souq Al Haraj

    Qatar Youth Hostel (QYH)

  • QAR 120 per bed in a shared room with (2-3-4) beds
  • - Room has TV, AC, Fridge and Wireless internet
    - Located at 17 Alrayhan St, Doha 9660, Qatar
    - Breakfast 20QR, Lunch 25QR and Dinner 25QR
    - If you have a membership card you will save 20QR per person per night. Membership card has to be issued from your national association.
    - Payment upon arrival in cash (Qatar Riyals) or by Credit Cards
    - For booking and further information contact Tel +974 4421-7157, E-mail:
    - Map,+Doha

    Directions to QYH: (sounds confusing! but a Taxi will take you there if you show them the directions below)
    From airport to Corniche street go to Mohamed Bin Thani Roundabout to Theater Roundabout then to Wadi Al-Sail Roundabout (Oryx Square) then along on Khalifa street to TV and Radio Roundabout then to Al-Markhyia Roundabout then to Jawazat Roundabout. From Jawazat Roundabout go left and after Al-Ali market go right and continue to the end of the street then left and and after less than ten meters turn right and then along the street of Al-Rayhan (by about one hundred and fifty meters) you will be in front of the hostel.

    Visa Information

    All visitors to Qatar require a visa that can be obtained in one of the following ways:

    Rich Social Program

    Discover Qatar culture through the organized visits to local famous museums, picturesque Corniche, Qatara cultural village, and the fantastic Souk Waqif!... Experience an unforgettable complementary 4x4 Desert Safari and bedouin campsite in the heart of the wonderful dunes of Qatar!
    More details coming soon...

    About Qatar

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    Qatar, officially the State of Qatar, is a sovereign Arab emirate, located in Western Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeasterly coast of the much larger Arabian Peninsula. Its sole land border is with Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf. A strait in the Persian Gulf separates Qatar from the nearby island state of Bahrain.

    Qatar has the world's third largest natural gas reserves and oil reserves in excess of 25 billion barrels which has fuelled Qatar to become world's richest country per capita and achieve the highest human development in the Arab World and 36th highest globally; furthermore, it is recognized as a high income economy by the World Bank and also the 19th most peaceful country in the world. You can learn more about Qatar by visiting Qatar Tourism Authority website.

    About Doha

    Doha is the heart and capital of Qatar, it is Qatar's largest city and the economic centre of the country. This beautiful city is filled with plenty to do, whether it’s shopping, relaxing, dining or whatever other activities come to mind. With its beautiful corniche which stretches out for several kilometres, you can take walks by the sea and enjoy the sights of Doha's developing skyline.

    Time Zone is GMT + 3 hours


    Qatar has hot summers stretching from May through October. These summers are dry and breezy. Doha has a fairly comfortable winter with occasional rain. Lightweight summer clothing is ideal with a wrap, sweater or jacket for air conditioned premises.


    While Arabic is the official language, English is widely spoken, especially for business purposes.


    The official currency of Qatar is the Qatar Rial. The exchange rate is approximately USD 1 = QR 3.64 (June 2014).

    ICT and Qatar

    In the past twenty years, Qatar has progressed rapidly to become a global example of social and economic development predicated on a knowledge-based economy. From mega infrastructure projects to social development indices, today Qatar boasts incredible opportunities for businesses looking to take advantage of a fast growing and demanding landscape. In particular:
    • Qatar was the world’s fastest growing economy during 2008-12
    • Real GDP growth is forecasted at 6.5% in 2013 and 6.8% in 2014
    • Qatar plans to invest over USD140 billion over the next five years in transport infrastructure to transform Qatar
    • ICT contribution towards the national GDP increased 33% between 2008 and 2012
    ICT is not just reshaping business practices in Qatar but also the lives of the country’s citizens. As a growing nation, Qatar boasts impressive ICT statistics:
    • Ranked 23rd globally in the World Economic Forum’s Network Readiness Index
    • Highest ranking Arab nation in the International Telecommunications Union’s 2012 ICT Development Index
    • Ranked 9th globally on the E-participation index and 27th globally on the Online Service Index within the United Nations’ 2012 E-Government Survey
    • Overall internet penetration increased from 38% to 69.3% between 2008 and 2012.
    • 97% of youth aged 15-24 have access to computers, 98% have internet access, and 100% enjoy mobile access
    Source: ictQatar