Should you hire a car in Doha?

Should you rent a car in Doha Qatar > Doha

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When compared to other Arabian Gulf destinations, Qatar is actually a lot larger than one might expect. Certainly, the downtown area of Doha itself is compact, but as the city has expanded along the coastline and then developed vast new urban areas, this is still very much a place to get around by car. Even if distances are relatively small, local bus services are poor, and even if taxis are cheap by European standards, the meter is still running.

Yet to visit Qatar without getting outside the city of Doha would be a huge missed opportunity. There are also some new developments which are some distance away from the main metropolitan area.

Therefore our advice in Doha is that a hire car is certainly worth looking at.

Doha is also a city where it’s best to take to the waters to take in the view.

Should you hire a car in Doha? Verdict – yes


Car rental in - Doha Need v worth & should!

Do you need a car in Doha?

Based on comparison with transit, walking and cycling.

Is it worth hiring a car in Doha?

Based on value for money

Should you rent a car in Doha?

Weighing up the above, if you are asking about hiring a car, is it a good idea?

Who is travelling?

Is it worth renting a car in Doha if I am a solo / budget traveller?

What about for 2 people travelling together?

For families?


Where are you staying?

Do you need a car in Doha if we are staying in a central area?

What if we are staying on the edge of the city/resort?

Or in a rural area?


What is your attitude towards driving?

Should I hire a car in Doha if I prefer not to drive?

If I am easy either way?

If I prefer to drive?



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