Unfortunately, official Air Quality monitoring in Qatar is not available. But from this article, the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute is working, since 2013, on setting up the official Air Quality Monitoring System in Doha.
While waiting for the official data to be published, there are two alternative - and non official (i.e. non-governemental) - monitoring networks:
- qatarairquality.org: The system is from the famous Carnegie Mellon University (cmu.edu) in Qatar. But, without surprise (and despite highly competent personel from CMU), the website has stopped publishing data for more than one year.
- dohadust.org: This system is from Alex Johnson, and using a low-cost affordable Shinyei sensor. Despite beeing low-cost, it can still give a good indication of the actual particulate matter levels.
Please note that the above values are raw and not converted to AQI, so they should not be compared to the AQI from other cities
GAIA A12 Monitoring Station
Unless data is made available by the authorities, the World Air Quality Index project recommends to start publishing real-time data using some of the affordable air quality monitoring stations, such as the GAIA A12 (picture on the right).
If you are interested in knowing more about this initiative, or about helping to host a station, then please contact us with the form at the bottom of this page.