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Sunset Qatar

Sunrise and sunset in Qatar

Sunrise today: 6:17 h
Sunset today: 17:16 h
(Times for Doha)

Sunrise and sunset times in Qatar are determined by the moderate location in the northern hemisphere. Not as extreme as in the Nordic countries, but still noticeable. The days are longer in summer (June to September) than in winter (December to March). With up to about 13:50 hours, there are the longest days in June. The longest dark nights, on the other hand, are in winter. A December night in Doha lasts almost 14 hours and the days start about 2 hours later.

During these days, the sun in Doha rises at 6:17. The early sunset at 17:16 makes the day currently a bit too short.


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Average length of day in Doha

Average length of day in Doha
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Qatar

Sunset QatarThe cities are ordered by their geographic position from east to west, so in an approximate direction of the sun's course. Since the orbit around the sun is elliptical, sunrise or sunset never happen on a whole longitude at the same time. All data given for January 28th., localtime in Qatar

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Al-Wakrah06:16 am05:16 pm10:59 h
Umm Sa'id06:16 am05:16 pm10:60 h
Al Wukayr06:17 am05:16 pm10:59 h
Doha06:17 am05:16 pm10:59 h
Al-Khoor06:18 am05:15 pm10:58 h
Ar Rayyan06:17 am05:16 pm10:59 h
Umm Salal Muhammad06:18 am05:16 pm10:58 h
Fuwayrit06:19 am05:15 pm10:56 h
Al Ghuwayriyah06:19 am05:16 pm10:57 h
Ash Shahaniyah06:18 am05:17 pm10:59 h
Ar Ru’ays06:19 am05:16 pm10:56 h
Madinat ash Shamal06:19 am05:16 pm10:56 h
Al Jumayliyah06:19 am05:17 pm10:58 h
Umm Bab06:20 am05:19 pm10:59 h
Dukhan06:20 am05:18 pm10:58 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Doha)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January06:19 am05:06 pm10:46 h
February06:07 am05:28 pm11:21 h
March05:42 am05:43 pm12:02 h
April05:10 am05:57 pm12:47 h
May04:47 am06:12 pm13:25 h
June04:41 am06:26 pm13:45 h
July04:51 am06:28 pm13:37 h
August05:06 am06:10 pm13:05 h
September05:18 am05:39 pm12:21 h
October05:30 am05:08 pm11:38 h
November05:49 am04:47 pm10:58 h
December06:10 am04:47 pm10:37 h

Where does the sun rise in Qatar?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Qatar is Al-Wakrah in the region of Al Wakrah. There, the sun rises at 6:16 am and sets at 5:16 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Dukhan (Baladiyat ar Rayyan) at 17:18.


Duration of the sunset

The distance from the equator and the path of the sun determines not only the time of sunrise and sunset. The farther a country is from the equator, the more oblique the sun's path is to the horizon, causing sunset to last for a different duration. Doha lies on the 25th degree of northern latitude and is therefore quite far away from the equator. While a sunset near the equator lasts only about 20 minutes, in Qatar, this period averages 27 minutes. In June, it's about 28 minutes in Doha, while in December it's 26 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:52 am04:46 pm8:54 h
New York (USA)07:08 am05:08 pm9:60 h
Sydney (Australia)06:10 am08:05 pm13:54 h
Manila (Philippines)06:23 am05:53 pm11:30 h
Moscow (Russia)08:28 am04:56 pm8:27 h
Shanghai (China)06:47 am05:26 pm10:39 h
Helsinki (Finland)08:41 am04:24 pm7:42 h

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