Qatar SMS messaging regulations and restrictions

As with other Middle Eastern territories, Qatar has fairly strict messaging regulations, and it’s important to abide by these in order to get your messages delivered. Familiarize yourself with the regulations at the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology.

It’s a good idea to work with a sales advisor to ensure compliance with all SMS regulations. Get in touch now and set up your messaging program with the help of our experts.


Restriction Description
Sender ID Pre-registration is required
Time restriction Messages may be sent between 8 am and 9 pm only (Qatari time)
Content regulation All messages should comply with culture and traditions observed, and the rules and regulations followed, in the countries being targeted. Over and above this, the following is prohibited:

  • Pornography or adult content
  • Abusive messages
  • Hate speech
  • Incitation to violence
  • Racism


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