Qatar free tourist SIM card from India
On our way to visit Doha, Qatar from Kochi International Airport we found 2 outlets providing Ooredoo 4G SIM cards absolutely free of cost. Ooredoo is one of the best mobile network providers of Qatar.
These outlets are near Gate 1 in the international departure area right after the Duty Free shopping section after you clear immigration & security.
You just need to provide your passport & they will scan it & give you the SIM cards. There will not be much data or talk time balance on it. You will need to recharge it upon arriving at Hamad International Airport. There is a Ooredoo counter on the extreme right corner of the airport near bus stops. Its in the external areas of the airport which you reach only after getting your visa on arrival at the immigration counters and clearing security.
I recharged 30 Qatari Riyals on each SIM card. It came with 2 GB of data & 3 months validity which was perfect for our week long trip.
I am really thankful for this step by Qatar government or tourism department or any Indian authority whoever is responsible for providing this facility because I had read it was 30 Riyals just to buy one prepaid SIM card at Doha, not including any topups. So it saved me 60 Riyals for 2 cards which was awesome for a budget tourist like myself!