WATCH: Welcome to Qatar - Transportation in Doha

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Whether you’re new to Qatar or just exploring your options, we’ve put together a quick transportation guide to getting around Doha, especially for those of you that aren’t driving.

 

Be sure to look out for these if you want an easy way around the city, or are advising someone who's moving or visiting here.

 

1. Karwa Taxi

Run by Mowasalat Karwa, which is in charge of Qatar’s public transport, these iconic aqua taxis can be found all over Doha. From the moment you step out of the airport, you’ll be met with a view of these in line. You can typically hale a Karwa at any time around the clock provided you are not in a remote part of town. They tend to gather outside many of the popular malls and hotels.

You can call 972 44588888 or download the Karwa App on your mobile phone to book a cab.

Phone booking charges within Doha city per trip used to be QR 5, while booking charge to Hamad International Airport was QR 8. From July 2018 onwards, passengers are no longer charged these additional rates.

 

2. Ride-sharing apps

Apps like Uber and Careem are very popular in Qatar, because they’re affordable, reliable and quick. However, there are a number of other limousine companies with their own ride-sharing apps, and these have proved relatively successful as well.

 

3. Karwa’s public buses

These buses are also run Mowasalat Karwa, and are cheap, convenient, and rather comfortable. The Karwa Bus App can help you find the closest stop near you.

You can check out our video below, which follows a Qatari's experience on a Karwa bus, to give you a better idea of how these work.

 


4. Doha Metro

The Doha Metro is yet to be completed, though Qatar Rail, which is in charge of the revolutionary project, is confident of completing construction works for all its stations by the end of 2018.

The metro consists of three different lines— Red, Green and Gold—which connect at Msheireb Central Station.

 

The Red Line

Also known as the Coast Line, this line runs for about 40 kilometres from Al Wakra in the South to Lusail in the North. The line also connects Hamad International Airport at Terminal 1 to the centre of Doha.

The Red Line will have 18 stations. The Legtaifiya Station, which will allow passengers to transfer over to the Lusail Tram, and the 17 others that include:

  • Al Bidda—interchange station

  • Corniche

  • West Bay

  • DECC

  • Al Qassar

  • Katara

  • Lusail

  • Hamad Intl. Airport Terminal 1

  • Qatar University

  • Al Wakra

  • Ras Bu Fontas

  • Economic Zone

  • Oqba Ibn Nafie

  • Al Matar Al Qadeem

  • Umm Ghawalina

  • Al Doha Al Jadeda

  • Msheireb—interchange station

 

The Green Line

Also known as the Education Line because it passes through Education City, the Green Line runs from Al Riffa in the East to Al Mansoura in the West. There are 11 stations along this line, including:

  • Al Mansoura

  • Msheireb—interchange station

  • Al Bidda—interchange station

  • The White Palace

  • Hamad Hospital

  • Al Messila

  • Al Rayyan Al Qadeem

  • Al Shaqab

  • Qatar National Library

  • Education City

  • Al Riffa

 

The Gold Line

The East-West Gold or Historic Line runs from Ras Bu Aboud to Al Aziziya. 11 stations run along the Gold Line, including:

  • 
Ras Bu Abboud

  • National Museum

  • Souq Waqif

  • Msheireb—interchange station

  • Bin Mahmoud

  • Al Sadd

  • Joaan

  • Al Sudan

  • Al Waab

  • Sport City

  • Al Aziziyah

 

Be sure to share your thoughts and questions in the comments below!

 

 

Content Writer - Mariam Mahsud 

Image credits:
Cover image - Qatar Tribune; inline image 1 - The Peninsula, 3 - NRIcafe.com, 4-7 - Qatar Rail.

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By sldhingra• 4 months 2 weeks ago.
sldhingra

NOW A DAYS... KARWA IS charging too much money..

from Airport if u take Karwa.. it started with QR 25 even you take for for 5 Km of journey your bill will come upto 30 QR..

Its toooooooo much charges...they should reduce..

By sldhingra• 4 months 2 weeks ago.
sldhingra

NOW A DAYS... KARWA IS charging too much money..

from Airport if u take Karwa.. it started with QR 25 even you take for for 5 Km of journey your bill will come upto 30 QR..

Its toooooooo much charges...they should reduce..

By malik123• 4 months 3 weeks ago.
malik123

just wait for 3 days molten will reply you.lol

By ashikhsalam• 4 months 4 weeks ago.
ashikhsalam

I wish if the Karwa had more routes to cover all of the main roads!!

By ashikhsalam• 4 months 4 weeks ago.
ashikhsalam

I wish if the Karwa had more routes to cover all of the main roads!!

By ashikhsalam• 4 months 4 weeks ago.
ashikhsalam

Where is 'molten metal' ?!

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