Current time in Qatar


1:37 p.m.
Nov. 30, 2023

Local time in Qatar

The time in Qatar is 3 hours ahead of UTC and 8 hours ahead of Ashburn. The timezone in Qatar is Arabia Standard Time (AST). Qatar is not using Daylight Saving Time (DST) but used to in the past. The last DST transition was in 1972.

Details for the time in Qatar

Current time
1:37 p.m.
Time zone Arabia Standard Time (AST)
IANA time zone Asia/Qatar
Your time difference 8 hours ahead of Ashburn
UTC time difference UTC+3
3 hours ahead of UTC

Qatar Daylight Saving Time (DST)

Qatar is not using Daylight Saving Time.


Qatar uses Arabia Standard Time AST. AST is UTC +0300. Qatar's latitude and longitude is 25° 30' N and 51° 15' E. Therefore being three hours behind UTC is very suitable for the country. Considering its latitude it’s no big surprise that there is no daylight savings time in Qatar. The country isn’t very big, it takes the sun less than eight minutes to travel from the east to the west of the country.

Important cities in Qatar

The current time in some important cities in Qatar is shown below.

Time in Qatar