Corniche, many connecting roads to be pedestrianised from tomorrow

2022-10-31 | Since 1 Month


Doha, 31 October 2022 - To support the successful delivery of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, the Corniche and many connecting roads will be pedestrianised from November 1 to December 19.

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), and Doha Port.

The parking areas that will be used for tournament operations and cannot be accessed by fans from November 1 to December 19 are Souq Waqif West and North, and Al Shoyoukh Mosque.

These parking areas also include Al Bidda 5 (across Al Rayyan Street), Al Bidda 4 & 5 (across Al Corniche Street), and 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 issued to any cars parked illegally, or blocking footpaths and bus stops.

A drop-off/pick-up area for private cars is provided at the Imam Muhammad bin AbdulWahhab 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 services will run for a long time from November 11 to December 20 to support the FIFA World Cup and will be free to passengers who have a Hayya Card.

Tournament operating hours will be from Saturday to Thursday from 6 am to 3 am and Friday from 9 am to 3 am.

Taxi and ride-hail services will be from November 1. Convenient drop-off/pick-up areas are located at Ashghal Tower, Qatar Sports Club (for FIFA Fan Festival), Al Bidda metro station, Souq Waqif and Museum of Islamic Art Park.

Karwa, Farwa-Fox, Uber and Careem will all be operated from these sites. Under Shuttle Bus Loop, free dedicated shuttle bus services will operate from November 1 to December 18.

Under 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 November 1 to December 19.

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 and Umm Ghuwailina.

These services will transport guests to Souq Waqif North car park, from where they will be transferred to the Banana Island terminal. Motorbikes, bicycles and scooters will be prohibited in the Corniche, pedestrianised areas and public parks from November 1 to December 19.


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