Qatar 2022: the 3 best prepaid eSIMs + World Cup Discounts

4G/5G Data, Voice, SMS, Price & Networks : We have analyzed and compared the 3 best eSIM plans for Qatar

Published: Nov 20, 2022

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Whether you will be visiting Qatar for the 2022 FIFA world cup, or just visiting Doha, it is very likely you will need a mobile internet connexion.

If you're looking for a way to keep your mobile life organized and streamlined, and want to avoid long queues at the airport, buying a prepaid eSIM might be the solution for you.

These "virtual SIM cards" allow you to use your phone without ever having to worry about long-term contracts or data caps.

Here is our take on the five of the best prepaid eSIMs for Qatar 2022.

If you are curious or need more in-depth eSIM options, you can make use of our comparison tool to find packages that suit your needs ! Currently, we have listed 98 eSIM plans from a dozen of providers that have plans for Qatar.

Mobile operators in Qatar: speeds, network types and eSIMs capabilities

In Qatar, there are only two mobile careers: Ooredoo and Vodafone. Qatar is a small country. Overall, Ooredoo is better than Vodafone and we recommend you stick to eSIM MVNOs (Mobile Virtual Network Operators) that have roaming agreements with Ooredoo.

Ooredoo network overview (best one) :

  • Coverage & network types: has a 98% availability score with 3G at least. Ooredoo offers the best 4G coverage in Qatar. 5G is available in main cities.

  • Speeds: Ooredoo has the fastest overall experience in Qatar. Ooredoo users have an average download speeds of 51 Mbps and upload speeds of 14 Mbps.

  • Prepaid eSIM plans: See below.

Vodafone network overview (second) :

  • Coverage & network types: Vodafone has a 97% availability score with 3G at least. Offers the second best 4G coverage in Qatar. 5G is available in main cities but not as advanced as Ooredoo.

  • Speeds: Vodafone offers lower speeds than Ooredoo in Qatar. Users saw average overall download speeds of 32Mbps and upload speeds of 9.7 Mbps.

  • Prepaid eSIM plans: Vodafone don't offer their own eSIM plans directly: Vodafone network is only offered through eSIM MVNOs (see below).

Ooredoo's Free eSIMs for FIFA World Cup fans

In the context of the FIFA Wolrd Cup 2022, Ooredoo offers a free prepaid eSIM with 2GB of data to travelers with a Hayya card or a Fan ID (FIFA World Cup 2022).

This eSIM is only valid 3 days, but comes with 2022 min of local communications and 2022 SMS ;)

If you don't have a Hayya card or a Fan ID, or simply need more data or a longer validity, see our other recommendations below of MVNOs that will offer prepaid eSIM plans for Qatar.

Ooredoo's free eSIM for Qatar

The 3 best prepaid eSIM plans for Qatar in 2022

UpeSIM 'Qatar eSIM' : the best choice for most users

For most travelers, the UPeSIM's 'Qatar eSIM' plan will be the best choice with the 6GB of mobile data it offers that are valid for 10 days after activation.

You will get the change to roam in 4G LTE speeds with Ooredoo, and get unlimited 2G speeds after you use all your data credit.

This eSIM plan is prepaid and data only and does not come with a phone number.


6 GB

Validity10 day(s)

🇶🇦 Qatar

Data only

Network(s) : Network Ooredoo (4G, LTE)


Qatar eSIM



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Airalo 'Pearl Mobile' : for travelers staying longer

If you are staying for a longer period of time or just need more GB of data, we would recommend Airalo's 'Pearl Mobile' eSIM plan.

The plan is valid for 30 days, and offers 20GB of 4G LTE data on the Vodafone network.

The plan is data only and its validity period starts when the eSIM connects to any supported network/s. Once you are out of data, this plan can be topped-up.

This plan costs $49, which is a bit on the pricier side.


20 GB

Validity30 day(s)

🇶🇦 Qatar

Data only

Network(s) : Vodafone (LTE)

Special Offer : 15% OFF

Pearl Mobile - 20 GB




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If you do not need 20GB of data, Airalo offers variants of their 'Pearl Mobile' plan for Qatar:

  • Pearl Mobile / 1GB / valid 7 days / $5 (link)

  • Pearl Mobile / 2GB / valid 7 days / $9 (link)

  • Pearl Mobile / 3GB / valid 30 days / $12 (link)

  • Pearl Mobile / 5GB / valid 30 days / $17.5 (link)

  • Pearl Mobile / 10GB / valid 30 days / $30 (link)

  • Pearl Mobile / 20GB / valid 30 days / $49 (link)


If you can't secure your free Ooredoo eSIM, UpeSIM's plan would be our recommendation for travelers to Qatar. It's pretty inexpensive, and you will get the chance to roam with Ooredoo, which is the best network in the country.

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