Old Doha Port to get public transport access soon

Old Doha Port to get public transport access soon

QLNews
By QLNews

The Old Doha Port area, which opened to the public last November, has quickly grown into one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations.

While dedicated buses had transported fans to the area during the 2022 FIFA World Cup, they can now reach only by taxi, private vehicle or by walking 30 minutes from the Flag Plaza.

But things are set to become a lot simpler, with authorities discussing plans to make public transport available soon.

Old Doha Port’s Executive Director Engr Mohammed Abdulla Al Mulla said discussions in this regard were at an advanced stage.

“Now, we’re in advanced discussion with all involved parties to make sure we’ve a collaborative approach. Transportation will serve not only the Doha Port, but neighbouring entities also — like the Museum of Islamic Art on one side and the National Museum of Qatar on the other,” Al Mulla told The Peninsula.

While a formal date has not been set for the start of services, it is indeed good news for fans who are looking to visit the area in the coming days.

Following the end of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, more activities are in the works at the Old Doha Port area. First on the cards is the Qatar Balloon Festival, which kicks off on January 19.

The Old Doha Port has also announced a slew of other events, spread throughout the year, including maritime activities and a traditional dhow boat competition.

Apart from fun public activities, the Old Doha Port has also managed to attract numerous cruise liners to its docks. With the launch of the 2022-23 cruise season, a total of 58 luxury cruise ships are expected to anchor in Qatar.

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