FIFA Arab Cup™ Tapestry
FIFA Arab Cup™ Tapestry

Info for Residents

The FIFA Arab Cup 2021™ comes to Qatar from 30 November to 18 December 2021. It will see 16 nations compete across six stadiums, with a total of 32 matches being played.

The FIFA Arab Cup 2021™ comes to Qatar from 30 November to 18 December 2021. It will see 16 nations compete across six stadiums, with a total of 32 matches being played.

With thousands of fans expected to be travelling to and from matches and around Qatar, you may find that your commute or other regular journeys are impacted. 

To help you to travel, we’ve provided information when and where Qatar’s public transport and road system is expected to be busier than usual.

You can understand more about what’s happening when and where by taking a look at the match schedule.

How to minimise the impact on you and those around you

There are a number of practical things you can consider. On the busiest days or at the busiest times why not:

Reduce, remain, re-mode, re-route and re-time your travels during the FIFA Arab Cup™

Travel tips and hints

To help minimise the impact of the tournament on you and others we've provided the following helpful hints and tips for when travelling on the Metro, buses or when walking, cycling or using e-scooters. 

Doha Metro
Doha Metro
  • Services will run for longer than usual during the tournament (6 AM – 3 AM everyday), including Fridays (9 AM – 3 AM) 
  • Change between the Red, Green and Gold lines at Msheireb station 
  • Change between the Red and Green lines at Al Bidda station
  • Buy a travel card at stations and some supermarkets 
  • Save time by topping up your travel card online or on the Doha Metro app (iOS and Android)
  • MetroLink buses are free and run useful routes within 2-5km of stations
  • MetroExpress shuttles take passengers to and from stations for free and can be booked via the app (iOS and Android)
  • Visit Qatar Rail for more information
Qatar Buses
Buses
  • Services start as early as 4 AM and run until 11 PM 
  • Buy a smart card from Doha Bus Station or some supermarkets 
  • Keep track of timetables and your smart card balance on the Karwa Bus app (iOS and Android)
  • Visit Mowasalat for more information
Al Bidda Park
Walking, cycling and e-scooters


Walking isn’t just for getting from place to place. Doha is right on the sea, filled with enchanting cityscapes and parks, meaning that strolling around is a pleasure. Check out these top walking spots for some inspiration.
 

Cycling is becoming increasingly popular in Qatar. The country is relatively flat and at sea level, making for leisurely riding conditions. The Qatar Cycling Federation has information about cycling paths in the city, as well some more adventurous routes.
 

You can find electric scooters dotted around Doha to rent by the minute. Simply download the provider's app and you'll be whizzing around in no time.