Cheapest car hire in Qatar

Top tips when hiring a car in Qatar

  • Drive on the right-hand side of the road in Qatar, like all MENA countries
  • Qatar has a zero tolerance policy on drinking alcohol and driving, never drink if planning to drive
  • There are no toll roads in Qatar
  • 4x4 rentals are always popular in Qatar and it's wise to book early to guarantee availability
  • All rental cars in Qatar are automatic models, you'll not need to worry about changing gear

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Car rental agent statistics in Qatar

  • Total number of reviews in
  • 4
    Most Locations in Qatar:
  • Average wait time
  • 5
    Total rental companies

Average prices per day for car hire in Qatar

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Fuel prices in Qatar

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Nov , 2020 0.25 0.29
Oct , 2020 0.27 0.30
Sep , 2020 0.29 0.29
Aug , 2020 0.29 0.29
Jul , 2020 0.26 0.29
Jun , 2020 0.26 0.26
May , 2020 0.26 0.26
Apr , 2020 0.33 0.33
Mar , 2020 0.42 0.41
Feb , 2020 0.48 0.47
Jan , 2020 0.46 0.47
Dec , 2019 0.45 0.47

Car rental price statistics in Qatar

  • € 104.02
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 230.75
    Highest daily price:
    BMW 7 Series
  • 124
    Total cars available
  • 8
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Prado
  • 48
    Location with most cars:
    Hamad International Airport
  • € 14.9 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    ALAMO - Doha Downtown

FAQs about car hire in Qatar

How much does it cost to hire a car in Qatar?

Car hire in Qatar starts from just €14.90 per day for a (compact) class car from Alamo. The average price to hire a car in Qatar is just €65.60 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Qatar is a BMW 7 Series car for a (fullsize) class from Sixt costing €230.80 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in Qatar?

We often have special offers on car hire in Qatar including free additional drivers, for example, is offering free additional driver and express check-in at for €0.00 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Qatar?

Car hire prices in Qatar are kept low thanks to the 4 car hire companies across the country. With over 5 car hire locations and 460 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Qatar.

Who is the best car hire company in Qatar?

Based on over reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Qatar Is who score on average /10 across all locations in Qatar.

What is the most popular car hire location in Qatar?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Qatar is Hamad International Airport with 4 car hire companies and 48 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Qatar?

Current fuel prices in Qatar are €0.29/ltr for petrol and €0.29/ltr for diesel as of 21 September 2020, it’ll cost on average €12 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €12 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Qatar?

Speed limits in Qatar are in km/h and are generally 60 km/h on urban roads, 100 km/h on rural roads and 120 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Qatar?

Alamo is the cheapest car hire company in Qatar offering a (compact) class car such as the Renault Symbol for as little as €104.30 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Qatar?

The most popular car hire category in Qatar is the Toyota Prado available from 3 car hire companies in over 5 locations.

Is is safe to drive in Qatar?

Driving in Qatar is generally very safe. The roads in and around Doha are generally excellent and the infrastructure has received vast investment. Heading out of the city and away from major highways and routes can result in less than ideal driving conditions and we recommend you plan your journey thoroughly including fuel stops.

Guide to Qatar

Qatar is located on a peninsula which juts out into the Persian Gulf and is per capita one of the richest countries in the world.  Many people come to Qatar to enjoy water sports on its splendid coastline or take jeep safaris into the desert. Temperatures here are incredibly hot during the summer and so it is a place to come if you want a guarantee of warmth. It will rarely drop below 12 degrees Celsius and can get up into the late 30 or even 40s. 

Qatar Airways offer flights to Qatar from many world wide destinations. Arriving into New Doha Airport (also known as Hamad Airport) nationals from many countries will have to purchase a visa which will cost around 15 Euros. For some countries getting a visa is difficult and requires them to have a Qatari guarantor before they can come into the country. However some four and five star hotels offer a visa service as part of the package. Unmarried woman under the age of 35 have a hard time getting a visa as Qatar is wary about prostitutes potentially entering Qatar. 

If you want to race around the sand dunes on a buggy the place to go is Khor Al Udeid and it is possible to get guided tours of the region by multi-lingual guides. If you head to the beach there are many places to try kite surfing or jet skiing. Qatar is a rapidly modernising Arab country and is home to the Al Jazeera television channel. It is possible to have every type of international cuisine to eat and most of it is excellent. Many of the hotels will offer sushi and there are some Thai restaurants. If you want to try authentic Middle Eastern food head into the souks. These Arab markets may look ramshackle but often there is good food on offer.

There is only one liquor store in Qatar, the Qatar Distribution Centre in Doha. A licence is needed to buy booze here and can be got by obtaining a letter of permission from your employer. There is a deposit for QR1000 to get the licence. Coming from Saudi Arabia is the only way to enter Qatar by road, though driving at night is not advised for safety reasons.

Qatar Factfile

  • Qatar is also known as the State of Qatar and more locally as Dawlat Qatar
  • The country has been ruled as an absolute monarchy by the Al Thani family since the middle of the 19th century
  • Rich in natural resources, oil and gas accounts for more than 50% of the GDP
  • The main religion in Qatar is Islam and Muslims make up around 80% of the population
  • The currency in Qatar is the Riyal (QAR)

Do you need to hire a car in Qatar?

Qatar is an appealing destination for tourists due to various reasons. It has a superb climate, is very warm and you are guaranteed the sunshine. It also boasts a stunning coastline and plenty of golden sandy beaches. There are some incredible sand dunes that have been formed naturally over time and many tourists like to hire a 4x4 vehicle to have some fun and an exhilirating drive through the dunes. Some of the models we can offer that are ideal for that sort of adventure is the Chevrolet Blazer or the Nissan Pathfinder.

Car hire in Qatar offers access to parts of the country unreachable by public transport and offers you the freedom to explore at your own pace in your own private rental car.

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Fuel Prices in Qatar

  • Price of petrol in Qatar in September

    € 0.29/Ltr

    ($ 0.36/Ltr | 1.29/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Qatar in September

    € 0.29/Ltr

    ($ 0.36/Ltr | 1.29/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Qatar in September

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 11.60  ($ 14.21) | € 11.60  ($ 14.21)
Compact € 11.60  ($ 14.21) | € 11.60  ($ 14.21)
Full Size € 14.50  ($ 17.76) | € 14.50  ($ 17.76)
SUV € 17.40  ($ 21.31) | € 17.40  ($ 21.31)
Carrier € 20.30  ($ 24.86) | € 20.30  ($ 24.86)

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