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12 hour Doha Layover - Oryx or Hotel

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My daughter and fiance are coming to visit us in Jakarta. They are flying Qatar and will, on the outbound flight, have a 12 hour layover. They will have left DC at midnight, arriving in Doha at 6:30 pm.

Should they opt for the Oryx Lounge? I understand you pay $40 per person. Should they go to a hotel? Is there one at the airport? Should they try to go into Doha for dinner? Is a visa a problem?

Thanks for the input. It makes their long trip even longer, and I'm hoping to help them out with invaluable advice from Fodorites.

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