Qatar to soon have a man-made forest

Qatar to soon have a man-made forest

by QI Correspondent

The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) first planted the idea of an ambitious project to grow a man-made-forest with 95,000 trees, around a huge sewage treatment plant in Umm Salal Ali, north of Doha in 2016.

Today, that dream has borne fruit with the project, developed by Nakheel Landscapes, almost near completion and is to include two lakes spread over 280,000 square metres located close to each other, and also four islands.

Various types of trees, some of them brought from different parts of the world appropriate to the desert environment have been planted; reeds and shrubs are being cultivated and artificial lakes established.

Trees have been carefully selected as they do not consume water in large quantities. There is a mixture of local and also decorative varieties of trees that are able to resist the harsh desert climatic conditions of Qatar.

The different trees have been planted in such a way that some sections are very dense and some sections not so dense.

A variety of flowering trees are being planted to line the entrance roads to the STW. Once the planting process within the landscaped area is completed, the desert area surrounding Doha North STW will be transformed into a man-made forest.

The Doha North Sewage Treatment Works Plant is one of Qatar’s strategic projects and aims to produce high-quality treated effluent for irrigation of plants at public parks and landscapes.

Treated water from the Doha North Sewage Treatment Works Plant will be used for irrigating the man-man made forest and is completely automated. The Plant is all set to bring down dependency on drinking water for irrigation.

A man-man made forest in Qatar will help filter air, water and sunlight, and support and provide shelter to birds and animals. This will help moderate the climate of Qatar by taking in greenhouse gases like CO2 that cause global warming, release more oxygen and reduce air pollution. It can even help change weather patterns and promote rainfall in the area.

The forest aims at reducing the carbon emissions by releasing more oxygen to the air to minimize the impact of the treatment plant. Special technology is being used to control the odour.

The look of the whole area is to be that of a public recreational park; there will be approximately 50 picnic spots and a number of hiking tracks for those who bring their families for a day out. There will also be a bird lagoon for the avid bird watchers. Boating and other facilities and activities are also planned.

So Qatar will soon have its own man-made forest that will not only provide a natural ‘breathing lung’ on the outskirts of the city but also provide a relaxing natural recreational place for citizens, residents as well as visitors alike.

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Qatar residents get rare chance to witness the partial lunar eclipse

Qatar residents get rare chance to witness the partial lunar eclipse

Qatar residents got a rare opportunity on Tuesday night (16th July 2019) to view this year’s final lunar eclipse at the Althuraya planetarieum in Katara.

They watched the moon passing through a different phase as it hides behind the earth and melted into its shadow starting from 11 pm on Tuesday night and lasted till the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Katara had extended an open invitation to all sky watchers interested in seeing the partial lunar eclipse that was also visible throughout almost of Asia, Europe, Africa, South America, and North America.

According to Qatar Calendar House expert Dr. Beshir Marzouk, the last lunar eclipse of this year was kind of a partial eclipse of the moon, as the shadow of the earth obscured 65.3% of the entire moon disc when the eclipse of the moon reached its peak.

What is Partial lunar eclipse and why it happens?

This was because, the center of the moon, the earth, and the sun were in one straight line, so the earth was in the middle between the sun and the moon, blocking part of the sun falling on the moon, the QCH astronomy expert explained.

All stages of the eclipse took five hours and thirty-four minutes from the beginning of the eclipse to the end. So tonight skywatchers in Qatar had a unique chance to watch the final eclipse of 2019 and witness all the different phases of this lunar phenomenon.

Image Credit: wgoqatar.com

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Qatar Rail:  Metroexpress service launched for metro users in the West Bay region

Qatar Rail has announced the launch of the Metroexpress service for metro users in the West Bay region as part of its efforts to provide integrated transportation solutions for Doha Metro passengers.

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Metroexpress – Qatar Rail announces the launch of Metroexpress service

Metroexpress – Qatar Rail announces the launch of Metroexpress service 

by QI Correspondent

Qatar Rail has announced the launch of the Metroexpress service for metro users in the West Bay region as part of its efforts to provide integrated transportation solutions for Doha Metro passengers.

Metroexpress is a free trial ride-sharing service, currently covering the West Bay QIC and DECC station areas, according to Qatar News Agency. The free trial ride-sharing service provides quick and convenient access to DECC and West Bay QIC metro stations from points of interest in West Bay, and vice versa.

The service can be booked through its designated App. The application places seats in a single vehicle for multiple passengers travelling to one destination and through software connected to a navigation system that directs the driver of the vehicle to reach the passengers at the desired time and place, walking the shortest possible route.

The pilot service will be provided free of charge to encourage passengers to use the Metroexpress service and to evaluate the effectiveness of this service. This service is provided strictly for Doha Metro customers registered with Qatar Rail and is to be used only in conjunction with a metro journey.

Metroexpress service operates during the current Doha Metro hours from 6 am to 11 pm.

This service will reduce the number of private cars, reduce parking problems in the West Bay area, and also reduce wasting time on the roads. Metroexpress uses a fleet of branded Mercedes Vito vans, seating 7 people per vehicle. Users are required to register a separate account with the Metroexpress app.

The Metrolink feeder bus service launched earlier by Qatar Rail has been serving a large number of Doha Metro passengers since its inception. The feeder bus service, being operated in association with Mowasalat, has been providing transportation to commuters around a specific area to and from the stations. They halt only at designated stops as a safety measure.

According to a previous report, many commuters were quoted as praising the benefits of the free bus service, especially at Al Wakra which also takes them to key destinations such as Ezdan Mall, Al Wakrah Hospital, Al Wakrah Sports Club and the Traffic Department, among others.

They lauded the Metrolink feeder bus service, saying it provides “a huge relief” while travelling to and from the Metro station, as well as going to a number of destinations such as the hospital and Ezdan Mall.

While the feeder bus service is currently free, it is learnt that charges may apply later on as smart card payment machines have already been installed on these buses. One passenger said a possible plan to charge passengers a minimal fee is reasonable and will be still cheaper than taking a taxi or limousine, which costs QR8 to QR15 on an average.

The new metroexpress on-demand service operates Sunday to Thursday from 06:00 – 23:00.

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Indians in Qatar celebrate 5th International Day of Yoga with community get-togethers

Indians in Qatar celebrate 5th International Day of Yoga with community get-togethers

Indians in Qatar united in one accord to celebrate the 5th International Day of Yoga on June 21.

Assembling in large numbers in front of the iconic National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) members of the Indian community joyfully embraced the spirit of Yoga in the early hours of the memorable day.

Indian Ambassador P. Kumaran was the chief guest and his presence encouraged people to participate in the fitness regime.

The impressive demonstration of Indian expats practicing yoga was organized by the Embassy of India in Doha jointly with Qatar Museums and other Indian community organizations registered under the patronage of the Indian Cultural Centre.

The demonstration was an excellent opportunity for supporters of yoga to showcase the importance of this exercise to others by underlining the benefits to mental, physical and spiritual well-being.

Yoga originated in India ages ago and is a traditional and ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that focuses on the connection between the mind and the body.

There are multiple physical and mental benefits of yoga such as increased energy, improved metabolism, enhanced cardio and circulatory health, stress relief, calmness, and mental clarity, among others.

Led by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indian missions across the globe celebrated the International Day of Yoga with an unprecedented gettogether of like-minded yoga enthusiasts.

According to Manjri Saxena in the Gulf Times, “ We recently celebrated the fifth International Yoga Day in Qatar. It was a very well organised event that had good help from the volunteers. Thousands of people from different communities, including all age groups, gathered to mark the event.

Yoga has many benefits that go beyond maintaining physical well-being. It also has mental health benefits and can also help people in maintaining a balanced metabolism, apart from reducing stress and improved energy and vitality.

The main yoga event was conducted by a reputed instructor and all the people followed the instructions. It was quite a vision to see a mass yoga event taking place in Qatar”.

According to The Peninsula, the celebration was a part of the global commemoration of the International Day of Yoga and was held at National Museum of Qatar from 5 – 6 in the morning and at Qatar Sports Club Multi-Purpose Indoor Hall from 7 – 8 pm in the following evening.

Yoga camps and workshops were also held at Asian Town, Al Khor, and Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum.

Dukhan recreational Centre hosted Yoga activities and many schools in Qatar also organised Yoga sessions during the week.

Yoga classes for Indian community-based in Al Khor were also organised by the community.

The various events in Qatar included Yoga demonstrations by experts and provided an opportunity for all to participate in sessions based on Common Yoga Protocol and comprised of various postures and breathing techniques, followed by meditation.

As a prelude to the celebration of the 5th International Day of Yoga, numerous workshops and also demonstrations in collaboration with well-known Doha based Yoga Studios were conducted by the Indian Embassy in last two months including workshops for students in various schools based in Doha.

The United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 2014, declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga. Also on June 21, 2015, the first International Day of Yoga was celebrated worldwide.

Image Credit: https://twitter.com/IndEmbDoha/status/1143155142633623553

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PHCC upgraded Hayyak system to help patients get an appointment within 3 months

PHCC upgraded Hayyak system to help patients get an appointment within 3 months

by QI correspondent

The upgraded Hayyak information and appointment helpline of the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) will allow patients to get appointments within a three-month period instead of the earlier system of one week, according to local press reports.

Speaking to this correspondent over the telephone, a call centre representative from PHCC said that the enhanced service will allow patients to book a medical appointment at 27 health centres across Qatar by calling a special number 127.

The new Hayyak system will allow patients to be registered on the list of a specific physician. This system named the Family Physician Programme enlists a specific group of patients on the list of a doctor named by the patient.

This enhanced system will respond to the needs of patients, in terms of fixing an appointment with a specific doctor.

This will help solve complaints by some patients that they at times they get appointments without the doctor’s name being specified. This anonymity of the doctor’s name has reportedly caused much discomfort to a considerable number of people.

Patients can now undergo all necessary health checkups at any PHCC centre, even at those centres where they are not registered, without the need for a prior appointment, if it concerns the general clinic. However, specialised clinics, on the other hand, require appointments to see a doctor.

According to local press reports quoting official PHCC sources, a number of patients enjoyed the services of PHCC centres last year, both with and without appointments and this was in excess of 3.1mn, up by around 6% compared to the previous year.

The number of PHCC visitors with prior appointments last year amounted to 65% of the total number of patients seen there, the local press reports added.

About 25% of the total number of patients who registered for appointments in 2018 did not show up at the designated time in spite of repeated reminders of their appointments by the PHCC through phone calls and SMS messages.

This invariably results in a waste of time and resources and has an adverse impact on other patients. Moreover, such missed-appointment slots are normally used to see critical patients who do not book prior appointments.

According to reports each doctor at the PHCC often sees around 25 patients during the work shift and the figure can go up in case there are patients who turn up without appointments but need urgent care.

The usual period dedicated to each patient with a doctor is approximately 15 minutes, a time considered satisfactory enough, in accordance with laid down international standards.

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Mahatma Gandhi 150 – Indian Ambassador to Qatar HE P. Kumaran initiated a sapling planting initiative in the Embassy premises

Mahatma Gandhi 150 – Indian Ambassador to Qatar HE P. Kumaran initiated a sapling planting initiative in the Embassy premises

Mahatma Gandhi admired as one of the most inspirational and transformative leaders across the globe. Mahatma left us from our midst many decades ago. But his life and soul continue to animate humanity not only in India but also beyond the Indian boundary.

As announced by Government of India Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th Anniversary celebrated from 2 October 2019 to 2 October 2020. Union Government has also lined up events across the globe to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary year of Mahatma Gandhi. This initiative is primarily to propagate Mahatma Gandhi’s message at the National and International level. Events include,

  • Vegetarian Food Festival
  • Global Cycling
  • Promotion of khadi abroad as an “idea” and a “health solution”, and not just a “garment”

Click here to know the complete Gandhi 150 event calendar by Government of India.

As a part of the Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th celebration, On World Environment Day Ambassador to Qatar HE P. Kumaran initiated a sapling planting initiative in the Embassy premises. This initiative is in line with the saying of Mahatma “Be the Change you wish to see in the world

Mahatma Gandhi followed Ahimsa and non-violence. He taught us humanity, truth, and also wisdom. He showed us where there is love there is life. Let us all follow his path and make this world a beautiful place to live.

As stated in the website launched as a part of Gandhi 150th celebration,

A National Committee (NC) headed by Hon’ble President of India has been constituted for this purpose. This Committee includes Hon’ble Vice-President, Hon’ble Prime Minister, Chief Ministers of all states of the country, representatives from across the political spectrum, Gandhians, thinkers, and eminent persons from all walks of life. The NC will guide and approve policies/programmes/activities for the commemoration. Also, supervise the implementation of the decisions taken from time to time. An Executive Committee (EC) headed by Hon’ble Prime Minister with 19 members has also been constituted. The mandate of EC is to consider policies and lay down guidelines for the commemoration and chalk out the plan, programmes and activities under the commemoration. One meeting each of the National Committee and Executive Committee has been held on 2.5.2018 and 18.7.2018 respectively.

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MOI Qatar launches online visitor authorisation – Free on arrival visa from 04Jun to 16Aug 2019

MOI Qatar launches online visitor authorisation during Summer in Qatar – Free on arrival visa from 04Jun to 16Aug 2019

Ministry of Interior Qatar (MOI Qatar) in partnership with Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) has launched an electronic authorization system via http://www.qatarvisaservices.com. This has been launched for all those who wish to travel to Qatar as a part of the ‘Summer in Qatar’ program.

‘Summer in Qatar’ program started from today the 4th of June and runs until 16th of August 2019.

  • During ‘Summer in Qatar’ program residents and citizens of Qatar can bring their families and friends on arrival visa to Qatar.
  • Expats who which to bring friends and relatives receive an electronic notification allowing them to enter the country on a visa upon arrival.
  • This visa can be availed for free upon arrival
  • Anyone who wishes to visit Qatar during this period can avail visa upon arrival (on arrival visa) after applying through qatarvisaservices.com

Requirements for “Summer in Qatar” program visa depends on the purpose and type of visitor:

If the visitor is your relative or a friend:
  • Return ticket
  • Host’s valid residence permit
  • Proof of kinship
If the visitor is a former expat:
  • Return ticket
  • Proof of the previous residence in Qatar
  • Hotel reservation for the duration of the visit
If the visitor is your immediate family member:
  • Return ticket. All tickets must have the same reservation code.
  • Proof of kinship
  • Booked hotel stay for the duration of the visit

Summer in Qatar Program:

This year, QNTC has brought one of the biggest summer festivals ever in Qatar with a lot of family-fun activities and events. Also, it includes retail discounts, indoor theme parks, live entertainment acts, Qatar Museum’s culture pass, movie premieres, hospitality offers and many more.

Commenting on the announcement, Major Abdullah Khalifa al-Mohannadi , Director of Visa Support Services Department at the General Directorate of Passports, MOI stated that. “the UN World Tourism Organization recently ranked Qatar as the most open destination in the Middle East and the eighth worldwide in terms of visa facilitation. The new facilitation for expat families and former expats during the Summer in Qatar program will further enhance Qatar’s openness, and enrich traveler experiences.

Khalid Al Jumaily, QNTC official, stressed that providing visitor experiences that reflect Qatar’s modernity and vision while celebrating Qatari heritage and tradition of hospitality is at the core of the tourism development strategy. Also added “This experience begins even before a traveler arrives in Qatar, during their planning process. This latest development is part of QNTC efforts to introduce the biggest summer season in Qatar.”

The online authorization service is open for all nationalities. The concerned immigration department will process applications and respond to them within 24 hours. This speedy response will make it easier for travelers to choose Qatar as their destination during the summer season.

Qatar embarked on a journey to enhance visa facilitation and ensure Qatar is ready to welcome the world in 2016 when an agreement was signed between QNTC, Qatar Airways, Qatar’s Ministry of Interior and VFS Global to create an online platform for processing visa applications and issuing e-visas. The new service, launched in 2017, has significantly eased visitor access to Qatar, offering a more efficient and transparent visa application system, with standardised fees.

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Source: Press release | Image Credit: tiq.qa

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Eid al Fitr 2019 starts today the 4th of June – Eid Mubarak from QatarIndians team

Eid al Fitr 2019 starts today the 4th of June – Eid Mubarak from QatarIndians team

Eid al Fitr starts today the 4th of June 2019

Starting today, the people of Qatar will celebrate Eid al Fitr. Today is the first day of Eid and Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated for three days after fasting in the holy month of Ramadan. QatarIndians team wishes you and your dear ones on this happy occasion of Eid! Eid Mubarak!

The Moon Sighting Committee of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has announced that tomorrow, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, is the first day of the blessed Eid Al-Fitr in Qatar.

Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has said that Eid Al Fitr prayer will be offered at 5 am after 15 minutes of Shurooq. The Ministry has prepared a total of 489 places including mosques and open grounds for offering Eid Al Fitr prayers across the country, said statement issuing the lists of prayer places. Separate arrangements have been made at 67 places for women worshipers for Eid Al Fitr prayer.

May Allah bring peace, prosperity, joy, and happiness to you and to your family on this blessed occasion – QatarIndians.com

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Doha Metro Guide: Stations, Travel Cards, Fare, Hours of Operation, Facilities

Doha Metro Guide: Stations, Travel Cards, Fare, Hours of Operation, Facilities, Rules and much more…

It has been 3 weeks since the first ever railway network was opened (Service started on 8th of May 2019) in the State of Qatar. The Qatar Rail project kicked off its operations with a grand opening of the Red Line South.

Like residents and citizens, QatarIndians team also were excited and enjoyed the new travel experience in Qatar.

Many would have experienced and enjoyed Doha Metro by now. However, for those who are still planning to experience Doha Metro, this article will surely help. We would like to guide you on the information you need to know to travel on Doha Metro. This includes Stations in operations, Ticket Fare, Travel Cards, Hours of Operations and Facilities inside the metro stations. Also, there are some rules and regulations which you should be aware of while you travel on Doha Metro.

Steps to take a ride on Doha Metro:

(You can find full details of each after this section)

  • Reach any station which is in operation
  • Purchase a ticket or buy a travel card (Available at the Metro Station)
  • At the Metro gate towards the platform scan your ticket or the metro card
  • Wait for the metro train and board into the compartment/cabin class as per your ticket/card category (VIP, Family, and Standard)
  • Check the route of your journey and exit at your desired destination
  • Ride on a Metro feeder bus to your destination for free or take a Karwa at special rates

Metro Stations in Operation:

The Red Line, also known as the Coast Line, runs for about 40 kilometres from Al Wakra in the south to Lusail in the north. The line also connects Hamad International Airport at Terminal 1 to the centre of the city. It has 18 stations with the Legtaifiya Station allowing passengers to transfer over to the Lusail Tram. (Source Credit: https://corp.qr.com.qa/English/Projects/Pages/RedLine.aspx)

Stations which are in operation currently are below. You can identify the opened ones with the flag outside the metro station: (All open stations will carry the flags of Doha Metro as you see in the picture below)

  1. Al Bidda (Interchange station)
  2. Corniche Qatar Tennis FederationDoha Metro Carry Flags in Stations which are under operations
  3. QIC West Bay
  4. DECC (City Centre)
  5. Al Qassar (Close to Katara Cultural Village)
  6. Al Wakra
  7. Ras Bu Fontas (Near Barwa Village)
  8. Free Zone
  9. Oqba Ibn Nafie E-Ring road
  10. Al Matar Al Qadeem (Opp. FFC, Old Airport Road)
  11. Umm Ghawalina
  12. Al Doha Al Jadeda
  13. Msheireb ( Interchange station)

Stations which are in operation currently are below.

Stations which are yet to open are: Katara | Lusail | Hamad International Airport T1 | Qatar University

Types of Doha Metro travel cards:

Types of Doha Metro travel cardsTo travel on the metro regularly or just want to have a single trip, you will need to buy a Doha metro travel card. There are different types of Doha metro cards are available for passengers who wish to travel.

  • Limited Use Travel Card (LUTC): Single-use paper travel card. Can be used for a single journey or day pass. You can buy Standard or Gold Cabin Class LUTC as you wish.
  • Standard Travel Card (STC): Plastic travel card that costs QR 10 which is reusable. Buy the card and you can add credit. You cannot travel on Doha Metro Gold class with this card. Standard Travelcard is valid for 5 years from the date of purchase.
  • Gold Travel Card (GTC): Plastic travel card that costs QR 100 which is reusable. Buy the card and add credit to travel on Doha Metro Gold Class. Gold Travelcard is also valid for 5 years.

Travel Class:

  • Gold Club: GTC Travelcard holders can travel in this cabin class. QR 10 per ride. It has got 16 seats.
  • Family: Only Family travelers can travel in this cabin class. You need to hold STC Travel Card. No single Men’s are allowed inside this cabin. The family class cabin has got 26 seats.
  • Standard: Anyone can travel in this cabin with STC Travel Card. So those who are traveling as a single and friends group can travel in this cabin class. The standard class has got 88 seats.

Where to Buy Doha Metro Travel Cards?

Apart from getting the travel cards from the Doha metro stations, you can buy travel cards with travel credits from below retail stores/outlets in Qatar

  • Al Meera (All Al Meera Stores)
  • Lulu (Selected Lulu Stores)
  • Carrefour (Selected Carrefour Stores)
  • Jumbo Electronics (Selected Jumbo Stores)

Cost of a ride on Doha Metro:

  • A single journey on a standard and family class will cost QR 2 per person per ride and a Day pass will cost QR 6
  • A single journey on Gold class will cost QR 10 per person per ride and a Day pass will cost QR 30 

Cost of a ride on Doha Metro

How much a child will be charged? Is it free for toddlers?

  • There is no fare difference between a child and an adult. It cost the same for all.
  • Free for kids aged below 4 years. Kids aged 5 and above need a travel card to take a ride on Doha Metro.
  • Kids can travel alone only if they are 9 years or above.

Doha Metro Frequency and Travel Time between 2 stations

As for the frequency of the trains, there will be a train every six minutes, and the travel time between stations is three minutes.

Hours of Operation:

Sunday to Thursday: 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM (This timing is only for the soft opening phase. Doha Metro will probably operate during weekends also once the Red Line is fully open)

Metro Link – Doha metro stations feeder bus services:

Doha Metro Link Feeder Bus

To and from Doha metro stations feeder bus services are available for passengers to surrounding areas. This is a complimentary shuttle bus service. Every 12 minutes you can find a shuttle service except for Free Zone where you get for every 20 minutes. You cannot avail free bus shuttle service which includes Corniche, West Bay, Al Qadeem and Al Bidda metro stations.

Find below the Metro Link shuttle bus route numbers and also we have provided the timing of the last bus shuttle available at Metro Stations.

  • M138 MSHEIREB – 10:51 PM
  • M114 DOHA AL JADEDA (to Umm Ghuwailina area)- 10:51 PM
  • M115 DOHA AL JADEDA (to Najma and Fereej Bin Derhem)- 10:53 PM
  • M140 FREE ZONE – 11:01 PM
  • M105 DECC – 11:02 PM
  • M125 QBA IBN NAFIE – 11:03 PM
  • M103 AL QASSAR – 11:05 PM
  • M126 RAS BU FONTAS –  11:06 PM
  • M130 AL WAKRA (to Ezdan 4-7) – 11:07 PM
  • M131 AL WAKRA (to Ezdan 3 & 8-11) – 11:07 PM
  • M134 AL WAKRA (to Al Wakra South and Wakra Hospital) – 11:07 PM
  • M128 AL WAKRA (to Al Wakra South Area) – 11:08 PM
  • M116 UMM GHUWAILINA – 11:54 PM

Karwa Taxi Service to and from Doha Metro:

Karwa has come out with fixed tariffs for Doha Metro travelers. Using promo code RAIL you can book your metro station trip on Karwa App for a flat rate of QR 8. This is a promotional fare for a trip within 3 kilometers.

Other features and facilities:

At metro stations, you can find

Customer service center | Gold club office | A police booth | Prayer Areas | Restrooms | Monitors displaying information’s | Security cameras | First aid room | Wheelchairs on trains and trams | Dedicated seating and drop-off areas for travelers with reduced mobility | Manual and electric wheelchairs on all trains and trams | Parking Areas

Other rules and regulations to be aware of:

  • Filming or Photography for commercial gain is not allowed. However, you can do it with prior consent from Qatar Rail.
  • Pets are not allowed. However blind passengers with guide dogs and deaf passengers with hearing dogs accompanying them are permitted.
  • Traveling on Doha Metro with luggage can be done without any additional cost. But any inconvenience or injury to fellow passengers or in case of blocking emergency exits or walkways is not allowed.

Qatar Rail Mobile App:

You can download the Qatar Rail app from the below links to know more about Doha Metro Service and Information.

Qatar Rail iOS App 

Qatar Rail Android App

Image Source and Credit: https://twitter.com/qrc_official?lang=en

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