Guide to Driving In Qatar - Drive Safe in Qatar

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Qatar and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

60 kph

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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

100 kph

rural
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motorway speed limit

120 kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

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drink and drive limit
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You drive in Qatar on the Right side  
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The currency in Qatar is QAR
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To rent a car is  25 years and to drive is 18 years of age
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Current fuel price in Qatar 0.49 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Qatar

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Qatar?

Driving in Qatar
Pocket guide to driving in Qatar
Profile:
Qatar
Doha
QAR
Driving in Qatar
SPEED: (kph)
60
100
120
Speed limit in Qatar
Holiday:
Rush hour in Qatar
Cameras:
NO
YES
Speed cameras in Qatar
FUEL:
0.38
0.43
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Qatar
DRIVE:
RIGHT
Drive RIGHT in Qatar
MIN AGE:
18
25
Min driving age in Qatar
DRINK:
0mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Qatar
EMERGENCY:
999
Emergency phone number in Qatar
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Qatar
PHONES:
No
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Qatar
SEATBELTS:
Yes
No
Seat belt in Qatar
There are so many people and so many cars squeezed onto Qatar's roads that it's becoming more and more congested so allow plenty of time for your journeys. Much of Qatar is sand and whilst it can be fun to race over the dunes, it can be deadly if you get stuck with no means of rescue. Always take plenty of water, spare fuel and a means of communication with you. Whilst roads are generally in excellent condition, 4x4 rental in Qatar is very popular.

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 999

Police Fire: 999

Police Ambulance: 999

Notes:

Fuel Prices in Qatar by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking regulations
 
The sheer number of cars in Qatar means that parking is often a nightmare so it’s best to use the first space you find as it may be the last. 
 
Paid parking
 
Paid parking can be in metered bays by the side of the road or in garages under buildings or malls. Many of the malls use to be free to park but charges are increasingly creeping in.
 
Enforcement
 
Enforcement of parking is done by the police but fairly infrequently. Don’t risk illegal parking though as the fines are steep if you’re caught. 
 
Disabled parking

The Blue Badge scheme is not recognised but if you show your badge, you may be given assistance in finding a more convenient space.

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 999

Police Fire: 999

Police Ambulance: 999

The emergency number in Qatar is the UK standard 999 for police and ambulance, you can also use 112.

What to do in an emergency

If you have a problem with your car you should phone the number given to you on the rental documents or attached to the windscreen of your car. If in your own vehicle, contact the local partner to your emergency assistance organisation back home. 
 
In the event of an accident you must stop and call the police if there is even just a small amount of damage to cars or property or if there are any injuries, even if yours is the only car involved. The police will attend and decide on fault. Whilst waiting for them, the cars can be moved to the side of the road but photograph the scene first if possible. 

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

I have broken down - Naf sim balagam
Where is the police station? - Im bes utalarat?
I have a flat tyre - Naf sim panu malafa
I have been in an accident - Naf sim din belerogu 
Where is? - Camzi uf?
Where can I buy petrol? - Camzi seken bezeni?

Qatar Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Qatar by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun, 2019 0.49 0.49
May, 2019 0.49 0.49
Apr, 2019 0.47 0.45
Mar, 2019 0.45 0.39
Feb, 2019 0.41 0.38
Jan, 2019 0.43 0.38

Hiring a Car

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Qatar and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.
Chloe Demaret
Posted by Chloe Demaret
About the Author -

Travel writer, social media guru, Chloe keeps our readers and customers up to speed with all the car rental and travel trends on our blog. Favourite destination: Dubai.

Visitor Comments

  • 11/11/2018

    azad

    what is the main service road seep limit in qatar?
  • 10/30/2018

    Petters

    Its very compplicated
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