Qatar Transportation

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    Inside one of the Dreamliners of Qatar...
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    The Lusail area under construction
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Qatar Transportation

  • Travelling by Air

    Qatar Transportation

    Doha International Airport is the hub of one of the world's best airlines, but the airport itself is no 5-star masterpiece. I have flown in and out of Doha about a dozen times or more, and my experiences have been disappointing. After landing, we had to walk down steps off the plane instead of having a regular gate at the airplane level. Then of...

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  • Taxis and Car Rentals

    Qatar Transportation

    I follow the advise a called Andrew, for a ride to the Airport. The comment said he was reliable. I needed to get to the airport around 6 in the morning. When I talked to Andrew I explained to him what time, and asked him if there would be a problem. He said no, and I asked him 3 times just to make sure. This was 2 days in advance, the day he was...

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  • Travelling by Bus

    Qatar Transportation

    Contrary to what you might have heard, Qatar does indeed have a public transport system. The new bus service started in October 2005 and is operated by a government-owned company called Mowalsalat, which also owns all the new bluish-silver taxis operating around town. The bus fare is QR 2 for rides in Doha, and up to QR 7 for inter-city buses. The...

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  • Doha International Airport

    Doha International Airport is the hub of one of the world's best airlines, but the airport itself is no 5-star masterpiece. I have flown in and out of Doha about a dozen times or more, and my experiences have been disappointing. After landing, we had to walk down steps off the plane instead of having a regular gate at the airplane level. Then of...

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  • Qatar Airways

    Qatar Airways brands itself as the best airline in the world. The claim to fame is based on some airline industry ratings. Like most sandbox airlines making business on transit passengers, it is hard to discern the culture and origin of the airlines apart from, of course, the repeated message that Qatar is THE place. It is a bit bland, crossover...

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  • THE ORYX LOUNGE

    Trapped in Doha Airport? Long layover, but not enough time to get out of the Airport? Or do you just want to look cool being greeted at the Arrivals Hall with your name on a sign held by a beautiful young lady. And you get to jump the entire queue at Security. If that was not all, you get all the food and drink you want, comfortable sofas, free...

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  • We have buses!

    Contrary to what you might have heard, Qatar does indeed have a public transport system. The new bus service started in October 2005 and is operated by a government-owned company called Mowalsalat, which also owns all the new bluish-silver taxis operating around town. The bus fare is QR 2 for rides in Doha, and up to QR 7 for inter-city buses. The...

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  • Driver Andrew not reliable

    I follow the advise a called Andrew, for a ride to the Airport. The comment said he was reliable. I needed to get to the airport around 6 in the morning. When I talked to Andrew I explained to him what time, and asked him if there would be a problem. He said no, and I asked him 3 times just to make sure. This was 2 days in advance, the day he was...

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  • Do I Need A Transit Visa for Doha

    No you don't need a transit Visa, when you get off your flight in Doha you will go into the transit lounge and wait there until your next flight is ready for boarding.Wherever you first boarded a plane check in all your bags and send them to your final destination, that way while your are in transit somewhere you will not need top worry about your...

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  • Qatar Airways

    Qatar Airways bills itself a the world's 5-star airline. The airline is based out of Doha, Qatar and operates flights to some 80 international destinations. Now that I have experienced Qatar Airways, I have been lucky enough to fly with three of the world's five, 5-star airlines (I've also flown Asiana in Korea, and Cathay Pacific in Southeast...

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  • Qatar Airways - The worst airline ever?

    Qatar Airways has no business claiming to be a five-star airline. After I arrived in India, I received an email stating that the airline had cancelled my reservations for my return flights. Customer service in India was simply horrible. It was the worst service I have ever received from not just any airline, but from any kind of business anywhere...

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  • Toyota Landcruiser

    Well lets just say a landcruiser will get you anywhere you want! ;)This is the locals favorite car, so gain some respect among the other drivers and rent a landcruiser (or steal one, what ever you like hehe)...Rule no. 1 when driving a landcruiser is: Do NOT get out of the way for anything or ANYONE! :pIt's the ALWAYS the others that gets hurt, you...

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  • Limousine Service - Safari Transport

    Limousines in Doha are quite as fancy as the word might suggest. Limousines there are not stretched Cadillacs but rather new model mid-seized sedans. They act just as taxis for 2-3 times the proce of normal taxi. That said, the fair is dirt cheap for the comfort and service you get. Of the many limo companies in Doha I recommend Safari Transport....

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  • QATAR AIRWAYS - 5 STAR AIRLINE - I DON'T...

    Qatar Airways promotes itself as the world’s ‘Only 5 Star Airline’. They must be the only ones to believe that rubbish. My first flight with tem was on a plane that looked like it had been decorated to look like a bad message parlour/brothel. The seats were poorly covered; amenities poor and the staff looked bored or were extremely indifferent. I...

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  • Qatar Airways

    Qatar Airways is definatly one of the better airlines I have been flying with. Service is great, staff is friendly, and planes are on time...All the new planes got a small screen on the seat infront of you, with games, music, and tons of movies. On a 7 hours flight I didnt feel bored for one second...

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  • close your eyes and step on the gas

    Qataris don't know how to drive. You've seen how some people don't know how to drive in places like New York City or Pensacola, Florida. Qataris are 10 times worse. Every intersection is a turnaround, very few stoplights. You need spotters on both sides of the cars to inform the driver of where the other vehicles are trying to run you off the road....

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  • Busy, Crowded, craziness

    Qatar does not have the best drivers in the world. That is quite the understatement. BE CAREFUL. If you feel better you can always hire a taxi which may get you out of driving but you won't get away from the traffic. Good luck.

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  • Taxi

    At the moment (Sept.,2005), the only mode of public transport is the taxi. There are two types of taxi now, the orange taxi and the new green (karwa) taxi. The green taxi are all "new" (less than 1 year old) cars while the orange are the "old" ones. It is more expensive to ride the green taxi than the orange. Taxi rates is about QR1 per kilometer...

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  • Taxis

    To date there are no public buses in Doha. Taxis are the standard mode of transportation in town, and are quite cheap. To put 'cheap' in perspective, taxis in Saudi Arabia are twice as expensive. All taxis have meters which usually work. The drivers are generally honest and you may even negotiate a better fare, once you get to know the average...

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  • Rent-a-car...

    There is no other possibility to travel around Qatar but a car. Car rental prices are about the same as in any other countries (from 120 QAR (~30 EUR) a day), but fuel is incredibly cheap! (at least comparing to that in the EU). Having a car, you can travel around the whole country in 2-3 days. It's not because there is nothing to see or nothing to...

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  • Flying in Qatar Airways

    It was a pleasant experience to fly with Qatar Airways. The staff on board was very friendly and they take care of you very much. Unfortunately, the aircraft didn't have the personal entertainment system like it is present in Emirates but otherwise everything was upto the standard. Cleanliness and tidiness was proper. The also allowed me to take...

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  • Departure from Doha, Qatar.

    In the recent years as Qatar has developed significantly, Doha as being the capital has been the main center for all the development projects. The new Doha International Airport is 2.5 Kms away from the City Center and it receives many international flights daily from all major destination in Europe, Asia and America. The interesting thing is that...

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  • Doha as an International Airport

    Doha International Airport is the main hub for the national Carrier Qatar Airways, which has daily direct flights (7hrs) to London and several direct flight per week for Paris, Milan, Rome, Frankfurt, Munich, Cairo, Kuwait, Jeddah, Tehran, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, New Delhi, Mumbai (Bombay), Dhaka, Jakarta, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, etc....

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  • Qatar Airways: A Quality Airline !

    My flight from Karachi, Pakistan to Doha, Qatar was just around 2 hrs. Most of the big airlines Do Not serve you proper food for such a short flight ! but Qatar Airways not even served food but a proper meal ! Here you can see in the picture what a wonderful tray they provided to me as a economy class passenger on a 2 hrs flight ;-) hehehe......

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  • Immigration Control on Doha Airport

    This is Immigration area. You will come here just after coming from the aircraft. If you having a connecting flight or a flight next day then you must contact Qatar Airways girls who stand here behind the counter or near the gate for any kind of assistance concerning your travel.

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  • Duty Free Shops inside Doha Intl....

    In comparison with Dubai, U.A.E, this is a modern but small Duty Free Shopping Area in the departure building of Doha Airport. You can buy a variety of items from here such as from Electronics to Chochlates! :-) everything is available

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  • Landing on Doha Airport

    It was absolutely smooth landing on Doha Airport. It was a good feeling to be in a new country and among new people. The first impression was okay. But when i saw uncountable U.S. Army war planes, mostly C130's standing on the other side of the airport, I was feeling as if i have landed on Baghdad Airport ;-) It was good that the plane was not...

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  • Qatar Airways National Flag Carrier of...

    Qatar is a small country with just 744,000 population. Knowing this the quality of their airline and its service is brilliant ! Their aircrafts are new and in excellent form mashAllah. The seats are comfortable and even the seating configration and spacing is okay. I flew Economy class but i never felt as if i am a typical economy class passenger....

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  • Its easy to get around in Qatar

    The best ways to get around really depend on what you plan on doing. If you want to relax and enjoy the Ritz's pools and spa facilities, take a taxi from the airport at about 20 QR ($5) per person. If you are more adventurous, rent a car. Its easy to get around, you just need to drive very defensively as locals are not the greatest drivers. Drive...

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  • Best Way to get into Qatar is...

    Best Way to get into Qatar is by plane unless you want to drive through Saudi Arabia to reach there by car. Most airlines comes into Qatar like KLM, British Airways, Emirates, Kuwait Airways, Air India, Egypt Air,Gulf Air and of course Qatar Airways.Taxis are fairly cheap but they have a day time and night tarrif (double the day rate). You can...

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  • In Doha one needs a car to...

    In Doha one needs a car to travel about independently, the alternative (perhaps a better one for short visits, in view of the accident rate) being to use one of the very many orange-coloured taxis, which cruise around looking for fares. If you are in Doha on business, you will probably be provided with a driver for the duration of your stayFilling...

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  • Doha International Airport is...

    Doha International Airport is small and quite crowded. However, it has around 50 scheduled arrivals daily, plus private and other plane movements. When I left Doha, Air Force Two, carrying US Secretary of State Colin Powell, was on the apron next to my Qatar Airways plane. Qatar frequently hosts foreign heads of state or government, such as the...

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  • Direct flights from London,...

    Direct flights from London, Munich and many airports in arabic countries. Doha is also convenient transfer airport if you are going to Himalayas (Europe-Doha-Kathmandu).Qatar Airways is very comfortable, but the best in my opinion in Royal Jordanian Airways.Very cheap taxi, but sometimes taxi-driver speaks only arabic and urdu.If you drive be...

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  • By plane.Going by car via...

    By plane.Going by car via Saudi is almost impossible because you need a transit visa and this is realy complicated.By car or taxi.You can rent everywhere cars at Avis, Interrent and so on.In the city traffic can be heavy. Allways think of that they never (!) give sign when they go arround corners or overtake. Most of the intersections are...

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  • You can drive into the country...

    You can drive into the country from Saudi Arabia, but almost everyone flies. Qatar Airways, a fairly new carrier, is very rapidly developing a reputation as being one of the best in the region. These people know how to pamper you! Like Emirates, in economy you get 17+ channels of entertainment on your own LCD screen, foot rests, and winglets on the...

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