The US Embassy in Doha, Qatar distributed the following Warden Message on Friday, November 5, 2004:
This notice updates the Embassy’s warden notice of Friday, 29 October, advising Americans to avoid major hotels for several days in Doha in response to reports of a possible attack against one of these hotels.
After further review of the situation, we are rescinding the warning to avoid major hotels. We note that the Qatari government was responsive in providing increased security measures.
The Embassy continues to strongly encourage all Americans to follow good general security practices and to maintain a high level of security awareness — specifically, keeping a low profile, varying routes and times for all required travel, and treating mail and packages from unfamiliar sources with suspicion. In addition, U.S. citizens are urged to avoid contact with any suspicious, unfamiliar objects and to report the presence of the objects to local authorities. Vehicles should not be left unattended, if possible, and they should be kept locked at all times.
American citizens with any questions or concerns may telephone the Embassy at 488-4101, extension 6500. In case of an emergency outside business hours, American citizens may reach the Embassy duty officer by calling 488-4101, ext. “0.”
For the latest security information, Americans in Doha should regularly monitor the State Department’s website at http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/warnings.
No further notice is planned at this time.