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By | 16th January 2018

Should you hire a car in Doha?

Do you need a car in Doha > Should you rent a car in Doha Qatar > Doha ( DOH )

Do you need a car in Doha? Introduction

Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

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

Ratings

Car rental in - Doha Need v worth & should!

Do you need a car in Doha?

  • Based on comparison with transit and walking/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 questions, if you are here for the first time AND 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?

What about for families?

 

Where are you staying?

Do you need a car in Doha if we are staying in the city centre / main resort area?

What if we are staying on the edge of the urban area?

What if we are staying in a rural area?

 

What is your attitude towards driving?

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

What if we are easy either way?

What if I prefer to drive?


 

Verdict

What is our final score for Doha on the Carornocar scale?

5

Go back up to:
Why? Why not? Ratings Comments
 

Would you hire a car in Doha?

Have you driven in Doha? Do you agree with our advice on whether or not it's worth hiring a car in Doha?
Tell us what you think using the comments section below:
 

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