calendar_today October 31, 2022

Travel advice for people heading to central Doha in November and December

General news

To support the successful delivery of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, the Corniche and many connecting roads will be pedestrianised from 1 November to 19 December.

The general public and football fans will be able to access central Doha using public transport, including the Doha Metro and bus services. There are also taxi and ride-hail drop-off areas, plus accessible parking for disabled people.


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

The following parking areas will be used for tournament operations and cannot be accessed by fans from 1 November to 19 December:

  • Souq Waqif West and North
  • Al Shoyoukh Mosque
  • Al Bidda 5 (across Al Rayyan Street)
  • Al Bidda 4 & 5 (across Al Corniche Street)
  • Al Bidda 1 & 2 (across Al Istiqlal Street)

Additionally, many on-street parking bays in West Bay, Al Bidda and inner A-Ring Road areas will be suspended. Drivers are encouraged to only park in designated areas to avoid fines, which will be given to any cars parked illegally, or blocking footpaths and bus stops.

Car drivers should consider using the following Park & Ride facilities


Metro / Bus

Free Parking Spaces


Qatar University

Metro Red Line


Also, for Katara overflow car parking

Al Messila

Metro Green Line


Also, for NED hotel guests

Umm Ghuwailina

Metro Red Line


Also, for Banana Island guests & Marine vessel owners

Jelaiah Car Park

Shuttle Bus


From 14 November to 18 December:
9 AM – 5 PM: every 15 minutes
5 PM – 3 AM: every 7.5 minutes              

A drop-off/pick-up area for private cars is provided at the Imam Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab Mosque (across Al Istiqlal Street). From here, it is a 15-minute walk to the FIFA Fan Festival or a 20-minute walk to the Corniche.

For the safety of passengers and other road users, drop-off /pick-up on roads around the FIFA Fan Festival is not permitted, and fines will be issued to offending drivers.

Doha Metro

The following Doha Metro stations are located in the Corniche area:

Metro Station

Metro Line(s)




West Bay hotels
Corniche Activation North Zone
Hayya & Ticketing centres
Shopping malls
West Bay Bus Hub (Stadium Express)

West Bay-Qatar Energy


FIFA Fan Festival
Corniche Activation North Zone

Corniche (exit only) *Starting from 11 November*


FIFA Fan Festival
Corniche Activation Central Zone

Al Bidda

Red and Green

FIFA Fan Festival
Corniche Activation Central Zone
Al Bidda Park


Red, Green and Gold

Corniche Activation Central Zone
Msheireb Centre

Souq Waqif


Corniche Activation South Zone
Museum of Islamic Art
Souq Waqif shops and restaurants
Souq Waqif Bus Hub North (Stadium Express)
Souq Waqif Bus Hub South (cruise ship hotels & Doha International Airport)

Doha Metro services will run for longer from 11 November to 20 December to support the FIFA World Cup, and will be free to passengers who have a Hayya Card.

Tournament operating hours:

  • Saturday to Thursday: 6 AM to 3 AM
  • Friday: 9 AM to 3 AM

Please visit the Qatar Rail website for more information about travelling by metro.

Taxi and ride-hail services (from 1 November)

Convenient drop-off/pick-up areas are located at:

  • Ashghal Tower
  • Qatar Sports Club (for FIFA Fan Festival)
  • Al Bidda metro station
  • Souq Waqif
  • Museum of Islamic Art Park

Karwa, Karwa-Fox, Uber and Careem will all be operated from these sites.

Shuttle Bus Loop

Free dedicated shuttle bus services will operate from 1 November to 18 December.

Find your nearest stop using the Hayya to Qatar 2022 mobile app: App Store / Google Play.

Service Name

Service Number

Service Type/Frequency

Operating Time

Corniche Shuttle


Peak (every 7.5 minutes)

5 PM – 3 AM

Off-peak (every 15 minutes)

9 AM – 5 PM

B-Ring Shuttle


Peak (every 7.5 minutes)

5 PM – 3 AM

Off-peak (every 15 minutes)

9 AM – 5 PM

C-Ring Shuttle


Peak (every 7.5 minutes)

5 PM – 3 AM

Off-peak (every 15 minutes)

9 AM – 5 PM

­­Cruise ship hotels to Souq Waqif


Peak (every 7.5 minutes)

8 AM – 11 AM
4 PM – 7 PM
10 PM – 3 AM

Off-peak (every 15 minutes)

11 AM – 4 PM
7 PM – 10 PM

Overnight (every 30 minutes)

3 AM – 8 AM

Licence Plate management system

Vehicles with general or black private transport plates are prohibited from driving in central Doha from 12 PM to 2 AM from 1 November to 19 December.

Please consult the advice provided by the Ministry of Interior to the impacted roads and prohibited vehicles.

Marine vessel owners

Boat owners should park their vehicles at the Umm Ghuwailina park and ride site, and take the free shuttle bus service.

Getting to Banana Island

Shuttle bus services are available from:

  • Hamad International Airport
  • Umm Ghuwailina

These services will transport guests to Souq Waqif North car park, from where they will be transferred to the Banana Island terminal.

Prohibited modes of transport

Motorbikes, bicycles and scooters will be prohibited in the Corniche, pedestrianised areas and public parks from 1 November to 19 December.

Click here for the latest travel information in relation to central Doha, including detailed information on tournament transport options.

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