Central Doha

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Plan your way around the Corniche, through West Bay all the way to Souq Waqif, the Museum of Islamic Art and the National Museum of Qatar

There are multiple public transport options for travelling to events, attractions in central Doha and the FIFA Fan Festival™ at Al Bidda Park.

 

Metro

Take the metro to one of these stations, which are conveniently located to access the Corniche area.

Metro Station

Metro Line(s)

DECC

Red

West Bay Qatar Energy

Red

Corniche*

Red

Al Bidda

Red and Green

Souq Waqif

Gold

*Exit only

The FIFA Fan Festival™ location at Al Bidda Park is directly serviced by the Red and Green Lines.

  • Corniche Metro Station (Red line) is the closest metro station to arrive at the FIFA Fan Festival™
  • When exiting the FIFA Fan Festival™, fans will be directed north to the West Bay Qatar Energy Metro Station (Red line), or south to Al Bidda Metro Station (Red and Green lines)

Tournament-time operating hours:

  • Saturday to Thursday: 6 AM - 3 AM
  • Friday: 9 AM - 3 AM
Metro Park & Ride

Parking in central Doha is limited. You can park your vehicle at one of the below metro stations and then take the metro into the city.

Metro Station

Metro Line

Qatar University

Red

Umm Ghuwailina

Red

Al Messila

Green

Taxi, Uber, Careem

Convenient drop-off/ pick-up areas for central Doha will be located at:

  • Ashghal Towers
  • Qatar Sports Club (QSC), which is near the FIFA Fan Festival™
  • Al Bidda Metro Station
  • Souq Waqif
  • MIA Park
  • Cruise Ship Hotels

The FIFA Fan Festival™ is a minimum of a 15-minute walk to/ from the QSC Taxi, Uber, Careem drop off/ pick up.

The Corniche spans Doha’s iconic 6km waterfront from Sheraton Hotel Park to MIA Park and is accessible from all drop-off/ pick-up areas.

Stadium Express Bus

There are three bus hubs connecting the stadiums to central Doha (West Bay, Souq Waqif North and the FIFA Fan Festival™).  Buses start running 4 hours before match kick-off and end 1.5 hours after the final whistle. Operations will be reduced 1 hour before kick-off so set off early.

When returning to the  the FIFA Fan Festival™, please bear in mind that it is a minimum of a 20-minute walk to the event location from the drop-off location.

You can find the Stadium Express Bus Hub locations on the Hayya to Qatar 2022 app.

FIFA Fan Festival™ to Stadium

Bus Service Number

Minimum Journey Time

Al Janoub

S923

40 minutes

Education City

S933

30 minutes

Khalifa International

S943

30 minutes

Al Bayt

S953

55 minutes

Ahmad Bin Ali

S963

35 minutes

974

S973

35 minutes

Al Thumama

S983

35 minutes

Lusail

S993

30 minutes

West Bay to Stadium

Bus Service Number

Minimum Journey Time

Al Janoub

S924

50 minutes

Education City

S934

25 minutes

Khalifa International

S944

25 minutes

Al Bayt

S954

45 minutes

Ahmad Bin Ali

S964

31 minutes

974

S974

35 minutes

Al Thumama

S984

40 minutes

Lusail

S994

35 minutes

Souq Waqif North to Stadium

Bus Service Number

Minimum Journey Time

Al Janoub

S922

40 minutes

Education City

S932

35 minutes

Khalifa International

S942

35 minutes

Al Bayt

S952

60 minutes

Ahmad Bin Ali

S962

50 minutes

974

S972

22 minutes

Al Thumama

S982

29 minutes

Lusail

S992

35 minutes

Shuttle Bus Loop

Free dedicated shuttle bus services will operate from 1 November - 18 December 2022, running a loop around central Doha every 7.5 minutes at peak times, for easy access to events, activities and the FIFA Fan Festival™.

Dates

Times

1-19 November

9 AM – 11 PM

20 November – 18 December

24 hours

25 November

7 AM – 3 AM

Find your stop using the Hayya to Qatar 2022 app.

Service Name

Service Number

Corniche Shuttle

C806

B Ring Shuttle

C804

C Ring Shuttle

C805

Accommodation Shuttles

Another shuttle bus service runs a loop from the Cruise Ship Hotels at Doha Port to Souq Waqif Bus Hub - South, available from 1 November to 20 December 2022. This is a 24-hour service, running every 5 minutes during peak times.

This service is only for fans staying in this accommodation.

Find your stop using the Hayya to Qatar 2022 app.

Service Name

Service Number

Cruise Ship Hotels to Souq Waqif Bus Hub - South

D821

Park & Ride

Parking will be limited in central Doha during the tournament, so fans can park or be dropped off at Jelaiah Car Park and then take a free shuttle bus to the FIFA Fan Festival™. From the drop-off location, it is a minimum of a 20-minute walk to the FIFA Fan Festival™.

This service runs from 1 November to 18 December, every 10 minutes. 

Dates

Times

14–19 November

9 AM – 11 PM

20 November – 18 December

9 AM – 3 AM

25 November

7 AM – 3 AM

Location

Service Number

Jelaiah Car Park

C802

There is also a drop-off/ pick-up area at the State Grand Mosque, for fans and residents to access central Doha.

Accessible Parking

Four accessible car parks for people with disabilities are available in central Doha:

  • Hotel Park
  • Post Office
  • Al Bidda Park Car Park 5
  • Doha Port

Please note that Hotel Park is a private parking area. The other three are free of charge, provided that the driver has applied for and been granted a parking VAPP. Please show the blue VAPP on your car windshield at all times.

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