How to reach your accommodation after arriving in Qatar for the World Cup 2022?

How to reach your accommodation after arriving in Qatar for the World Cup 2022?

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

Read below as we guide the fans arriving in Qatar by air, land, or sea to attend the FIFA World Cup™, on how to reach your accommodations.

Note: Visitors are no longer required to bring a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) or Rapid Antigen test certificate before traveling to the State of Qatar.​
- From  November 1, 2022, visitors entering Qatar are not required to pre-register on the Ehteraz health application prior to arrival. Click here for more info on Qatar Travel and Return Policy

How to reach your accommodation after arriving in Qatar by air?

If you’re coming by air, find out which mode of transport you can use from the airports to get to your accommodation.

- Hamad International Airport (HIA)

- Doha International Airport (DIA).

Hamad International Airport (HIA)

Metro – Passengers arriving at (HIA) can take the Doha Metro Red line directly into central Doha from Hamad Intl Airport T1 Metro Station.

  • Passengers can buy a travel card from any station.
  • From 10 November 10 - December 23 2022, ticket holders can use their digital Hayya Card and the Hayya to Qatar 2022 app, available for iOS and Android, for free travel on the metro.
  • The metro has elevators, space for wheelchair users and guide dog allowances.
  • Download the Qatar Rail app, available for iOS and Android for additional information. 

Taxi, Uber, Careem – Arrivals can access metered Karwa taxis 24/7. Upon exiting the arrivals hall, head left and follow the signs.

  • You can pay by cash, bank card or mobile payment.
  • Karwa taxis have accommodations for people with disabilities and/ or limited mobility.
  • For more information, visit the Mowasalat website or speak to a Karwa airport representative upon arrival.
  • Uber and Careem provide on-demand services to/ from the airport through their apps, which are available for iOS and Android. Pick-up is available at the short-term car park, which is within walking distance of the arrivals hall.

Accommodation Shuttle Buses – Fans arriving at HIA have access to a direct shuttle bus service to and from the Fan Villages at Barwa Madinatna, Barwa Barahat Al Janoub and the Cruise Ship Hotels at Doha Port.

  • This 24-hour service runs every 30 minutes, from November 19 to December 22. The Cruise Ship service will run from November 11 to December 22.

Shuttle buses – Most Fan Villages are served by a complimentary shuttle bus service to/ from the closest metro throughout the tournament.

Doha International Airport (DIA)

Metro – Passengers arriving at DIA can take the Doha Metro Gold line directly into central Doha. The National Museum Metro Station is located 800m from the airport arrival terminal.

  • Passengers can buy a travel card from any station.
  • From 10 November 10 - December 23 2022, ticket holders can use their digital Hayya Card and the Hayya to Qatar 2022 app, available for iOS and Android, for free travel on the metro.
  • The metro has elevators, space for wheelchair users and guide dog allowances.
  • Download the Qatar Rail app, available for iOS and Android for additional information. 

Taxi, Uber, Careem – Arrivals can access metered Karwa taxis 24/7 upon exiting the arrivals hall.

  • You can pay by cash, bank card or mobile payment.
  • Karwa taxis have accommodations for people with disabilities and/ or limited mobility.
  • For more information, visit the Mowasalat website or speak to a Karwa airport representative upon arrival.
  • Uber and Careem provide on-demand services to/ from the airport through their apps, which are available for iOS and Android. Pick-up is available at the short-term car park, which is within walking distance of the arrivals hall.

Shuttle buses – Passengers arriving at Doha International Airport have the option of taking a shuttle bus from the arrivals terminal to Souq Waqif Bus Hub-South, where they can continue their journey by metro.

Service Number A840: Souq Waqif Bus Hub-South

This 24-hour service runs every 30 minutes, from November 20 to December 22, 2022.

For more information visit, qatar2022.qa/en/coming-to-qatar/port-of-entry#air

How to reach your accommodation after arriving in Qatar by land? 

 

There are three options for entering Qatar via the land border during the tournament! Road access to Qatar is via the Abu Samra land border crossing. 

  • The Abu Samra Crossing is the State of Qatar’s land border. It is located on Salwa Road.
  • From November 1 to December 23, you have three options to enter Qatar via the land border:

Option 1 - Cross into Qatar by bus

  • Visit on Matchday by parking your vehicle at the car park in Qatar designated for visitors
  • Cross into Qatar with your vehicle as per the regulations and conditions
  • To enter the State of Qatar, you must have an approved Hayya Card and meet all immigration and customs requirements, such as your passport, which must be valid until March 22, 2023.

Your bus operator will drop you at the border terminal. You can choose one of the following options for your onward journey:

  • Take the free bus from the terminal to Al Messila Metro Station (Doha Metro Green Line) in Doha. This will provide you easy access to other transport options for a seamless onward journey to your matches and accommodation.
  • If someone is meeting you, you can take the free shuttle bus to Al Qalayel family and friends pick-up area, which is 2km away from the Abu Samra land border terminal.

Option 2: Visit on Matchday

  • Ticket Holders can visit for 24 hours and park their car at the car park in Qatar designated for visitors.
  • Book your parking space on the Hayya to Qatar 2022 app.
  • Upon confirmation, you will receive a QR code to scan at the parking lot entrance.
  • A free shuttle bus will take you from the car park waiting area to the border terminal.
  • Travelers are advised to pack light due to bus and metro luggage capacities.

Note

  • Parking is free for the first 24 hours. A fee will apply after 24 hours
  • After 48 hours, a fine will be enforced and cars will be impounded
  • Once you’ve passed through customs and immigration, you can choose to  take the free bus from the terminal to Al Messila Metro Station (Green line) in Doha. 
  • If someone is meeting you, you can take the free shuttle bus to Al Qalayel family and friends pick-up area, which is 2km away from the Abu Samra land border terminal.

Option 3 - Cross into Qatar with your own vehicle as per the regulations and conditions

  • The vehicle must have a minimum of three people and a maximum of six, which includes the driver and passengers
  • The driver must have booked accommodation in Qatar for at least five nights
  • Apply for your car entry permit on the Hayya to Qatar 2022 app.
  • If your application is accepted, you will receive a link to obtain vehicle insurance.
  • To confirm your visit, you need to pay for your vehicle entry permit. Payment must be made within 24 hours of finalizing your vehicle insurance

Note:

  • The vehicle entry permit is for one-time use
  • The entry permit has no expiry, no set entry date and is not tied to accommodation booking dates
  • Reminder – cars will not be allowed to enter restricted areas during the tournament, particularly around the stadiums and in central Doha.

For more information visit, qatar2022.qa/en/coming-to-qatar/port-of-entry#land

How to reach your accommodation after arriving in Qatar by sea? 

Travel arrangements for cruise ships will be organized by cruise operators.

Cruise Terminal

Chartered cruise ships are scheduled by Qatar Tourism and will be docked at Hamad Port for their stopovers in Qatar. Transport to and from these cruise ships will be arranged by the cruise ship operators. All travel arrangements for cruise ships will be done by cruise operators. Please liaise with your tour operator for further information.

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