Drive time from Wakra to Matar Street
Hi, I am moving to a flat in Wakra near Chillis next month. My only concern about the place is the distance and traffic to Doha. My office is in Matar St and work starts at 7am. Just wanted to know how early I should leave home to make it office on time?
Also how is the traffic there. Do you have all shops and facilities nearby?
Nitin, Thanks for for your input , it will help many others than our Nikhil ...............
@nitin123- thanks a lot for the suggestion. I will surely consider these routes
Hi nikhila : It would be good if u leave from home by max 06:15 and while coming to work, u may take the G Ring route and reach Airport street via F Ring road as and while going back u can take the Barwa Village route via Thumama Signal. These alternate routes may help you in saving time. I am also following the same route as there is a lot of Traffic congestion these days. U may consider Corniche Route but its a bit longer.
Rizks is right when he talked about taking care of "natures call" in advance knowing the pace of the traffic. His statement reflected maturity. But the "philosopher" is unaware that are many people on the roads who are diabetic and their demands are much different from normal people. The "philosopher" has a very narrow vision of the world and is unable to see things beyond his nose.
What I told about Rizk has come true .......... if a grown up man can't attend / manage his Nature's calls by the 4 PM .... ........ what else can we expect from such a guy .... ?
We do have many shops, resturants, gyms, schools, nurseries and HMC in Wakra....
The traffic is terrific after 04:00pm, you will really enjoy driving your car with a speed of 10 KM/HR...:(
We have 2 petrol pumps in Wakra, by chance you want to fill the petrol - make sure you have attended the nature's call etc and go for filling the fuel...:(
But, Wakra is really a peaceful place as we do have beautiful Beaches.
By the way, don't take MM comments seriously orelse you will end up no where....just a friendly advice....
Joys & Cheerz !
Britexpat- i use Google maps.. It gives the best route during traffic.. But due to lots of new roads and diversions, the roads don't get updated in the maps and there is a possibility that you may get lost
Wouldn't it be easy to use Google Maps and get the rough travel time
Rizk, You are one who is expert in giving excuses for being late due to lack of smart driving skills ........ ..... We are here discussing the solution for Nikhil .............
20 mins to reach Matar - NO WAY !
It takes 30 mins to cross just the Barwa Signals.
As due to many diverstions in that area, you need to choose two ways to reach your office...one is take the Thumama road OR the Corniche Road.
Either road you take, you need another 25mins max to reach your office as during morning hours the traffic flow is high. You may avoid the traffic, if you leave early from your house.
As in your case your office starts from 7:00am, you need to leave from your house by 6am.
Nikhil: You will like Wakrah .. Don't forget to visit Ya Baba Rizks' eatery and sample the traditional delights served on fresh banana leaves
molten metal - i do like to reach 5 mins early before office time..thats why i asked abt the traffic
Muad, Thanks for the appreciations my pal ..........
Nikhil, If we need to succeed in the life we must reach our place of work before the Big Boss comes. ....... ... That's the secret .......... But those who report office with empty stomach & run to get a cup of coffee are lazy & un-fortunates .... ... who open their eyes after 15 minutes of reaching their desk ........
yes i agree that place seemed like heaven..so many shops accessible at walkable distance..and the flat and neighbours are nice too..
Molten Metal . Wise advice .. 20 to 25 minutes is more than enough to arrive happy
Welcome to Wakra my pal, You are in a kind of heaven ...... ! ..... All you need is 20 minutes max to reach your office 5 minutes early. ....... including warming up your engine & the usual traffic conditions ........
Drive time- mode of transport is a car..and the flat is opposite to Chillis..last day when i went, there was some traffic due to road works, and hopefully this will be over soon.
Waiting for the comments from QLers
WT: But the two QLers who reside there nee the full information to to be able to provide the right answer. I was just trying to save their time from asking some questions! .......Joys
Well, he said "drive time". That cannot mean "riding a bike", nor "taking a bus". It clearly indicates that he plans to drive in a car.
Welcome to Wakra my pal...You will find two QLers from that area and they will soon give you all the information you need my pal. What is your mode of transport my pal? Bicycle, motorbike, car, bus? You must clarify to enable the two from Wakra to provide correct information my pal...............Joys