Comprehensive Road Travel Guide from Qatar to UAE via Saudi Arabia

Comprehensive Road Travel Guide from Qatar to UAE via Saudi Arabia

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By skenconx

Navigate the journey from Qatar to the UAE through Saudi Arabia with our detailed road travel guide, including essential documentation, visa information, insurance requirements, and border crossing procedures.

Planning a road trip from Qatar to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) necessitates a journey through Saudi Arabia due to the absence of a direct border between Qatar and the UAE. This guide details the necessary documentation, procedures, and tips to ensure a smooth transit through these countries.

Essential Documentation

Before setting off, ensure you have the following:

  • Qatar ID (QID)
  • Passport
  • Valid visas for both Saudi Arabia and the UAE
  • Vehicle registration (Istimara)
  • Driving license

Visa Applications

  • Saudi Arabia Visa: Qatari citizens are exempt, but others can apply online or at the Tasheer visa centre in Ezdan Mall, Gharaffa.
    • E-visa cost: Around QR 290.59, excluding medical insurance.
    • Tasheer visa cost: Approximately QR 522, including various fees.
  • UAE Visa: GCC residents can apply online for a visitor entry visa.
    • Cost: Around QR 213.36, including VAT.

Insurance Requirements

  • Medical Insurance: Mandatory for entering Saudi Arabia, with costs starting from QR 36.5.
  • Vehicle Insurance: Required for both Saudi Arabia and the UAE, with prices varying based on duration and vehicle type.

Journey and Procedure

  1. Exiting Qatar: Start at the Abu Samra border, where you’ll undergo document verification and exit procedures.
  2. Entering Saudi Arabia: After crossing into Saudi Arabia, proceed to the immigration booth for document checks and biometrics.
  3. Crossing into the UAE: After Saudi, head towards Al Batha/Ghuwaifat Port, complete the customs and passport controls, and enter the UAE territory.

Return Journey

  • Exiting the UAE: Pay an exit fee of QR 29.68 at the booth, pass through passport control and customs, and proceed to Saudi Arabia and then to Qatar.
  • Road Options: The Al Uqayr-Salwa coastal road offers a quick return route to Qatar.

Travel Tips

  • Journey Duration: Expect an 8 to 10-hour drive, varying with border procedures.
  • Speed Limits: Observe local speed limits, with 160 km/h from Al Ghuwaifat Port to Abu Dhabi and 140 km/h onwards to Dubai.
  • Fuel and Amenities: Petrol stations and facilities are available near borders and along the route.

Locations and Contacts

  • Abu Samra Border: Salwa Rd, Abu Samra, Qatar. Contacts: +974 4471 4639, +974 4471 4724, +974 4471 4333
  • Saudi Arabia Tourism Authority: For visa inquiries, call 00800 101091
  • General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs – Dubai: +971 4313 9999

Conclusion

Traveling from Qatar to the UAE via road requires careful planning, especially with regard to visas and vehicle insurance. By following the outlined steps and ensuring all documentation is in order, travelers can enjoy a smooth and efficient journey across these Middle Eastern landscapes.

By ShaunaB1• 30 Apr 2024 07:58
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