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In Qatar, UnionPay cards are accepted at over 50% of merchants and 40% of ATMs.
Qatar – Small yet Rich State
As one of the Six Gulf States, Qatar is located in the Arabian Peninsula, borders on Saudi Arabia, and has most of its land besieged by the Persian Gulf. Equipped with relatively abundant natural gas and oil resources, Qatar has its gross reserves of natural gas ranking to be the third worldwide. In addition, Qatar is one of the most richest nation in the world. Those scenic spots such as Doha, Doha Zoo, Palm Island and AL KOOT Fortress are worth a visit. Why not take your UnionPay card (card number starting with 62) to visit the small yet rich nation located in the Arabian Peninsula?
Merchants with the signage of all accept UnionPay credit cards. Since that some of the merchants have yet to put up the UnionPay signage, cardholders may show their UnionPay cards upon the till and inquire about UnionPay acceptance.When using co-branded cards, you are advised to choose UnionPay as the routing option to be benefited from the special offers and services provided by UnionPay.Note：Some UnionPay card acceptors or acquirers route co-branded cards to corresponding card shcem according to the card BIN, which means co-branded cards transactions aren't routed to UnionPay without selection by cardholders and merchant cashiers. Please refer to the transaction results for the information about transaction routing.
In Qatar, UnionPay cards are accepted at ATMs of HSBC. There are the signage of or on these ATMs or the ATM screen. Please refer to the latest government policy on overseas cash withdrawal via UnionPay cards at "Help Center-Card-using Instructions-Refined Card-using Tips". Daily cash withdrawal limit from respective issuers and/or ATM may apply. Please consult your issuer on the possible cap on the amount. You may split your withdrawals into several times which comply with the limit(s).
ATM commission fee consists of two separate fees:
(1) Service fee charged by the issuer: please consult your issuer for details.
(2) Service fee charged by the ATM acquirer in Qatar: some ATMs will charge commission fee, which is charged by the local banks in Qatar and which has nothing to do with UnionPay or the issuer.
Cash withdrawal via debit card results in a lower commission fee.
Select PINs that cannot be easily guessed by anyone.
Never disclose your PIN to anyone who claims to represent the bank or the police.
Be alert to your surroundings before conducting any banking transactions.
Keep a close eye on your credit card during transaction to avoid any illegal activities.
If your UnionPay card has been stolen/lost, please inform the issuer immediately.