Here are important things you should know about transportation in Qatar if you are planning to visit during the World Cup 2022
It is almost time for FIFA World Cup 2022, which will be held in Qatar from November 20 to December 18. This year will be special for a couple of reasons: It will be the first World Cup held in the Middle East, and first ever World Cup to be played in winter. It will also be the last World Cup tournament for superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Many football fans want to witness history in action.
Qatar is a small country and the public transportation system in Qatar has improved considerably over the years. Doha offers metro, tram and bus services to get around in the city. Karwa Bus, the public air-conditioned bus, connects Doha and major places around the country. Metro lines are well-connected for the World Cup stadiums and private parking will be provided next to metro stations.
Taxi and ride-hailing
If you do not want to deal with buying tickets and trying to figure out the public transport maps, taxis could be an option. However, the prices are expected to increase a lot due to high demand for the FIFA World Cup 2022. As for the ride-hailing services, the high-demand is already impacting the prices and the waiting time according to Doha News.
Renting a car
Waiting for the buses or your taxi in the intense heat of the country might be very uncomfortable. Renting a car is a good option if you want flexibility and want to discover the country better. It is easy to navigate with a car, and you will be able to visit many sites in a short amount of time. Plus, the gas prices in Qatar are cheap, making renting a car a more economical option than using public transport. You can explore car rental options in Qatar on Carla App or Use Carla for comparing prices from more than 50 car rental companies and find the good match for you.
Driving in Qatar
Doha, Qatar's road infrastructure could be one of the most organized in the world and it can be a good experience to drive on buttery-smooth roads.
All motorists drive on the right-hand side of the road. Traffic signs are bilingual, in English and Arabic.
Driving with a non-Qatari license - You can rent a car if you have a valid driving license for at least 12 months. Visit or business visa holders can drive for up to six months from the date of entry into the State of Qatar.