Doha, 31 October 2022 - The Ministry of Transport and Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) eased conditions to drive on Uber and other ridesharing apps to tackle surge in ridership during the FIFA World Cup.
The SC confirmed that Qatar residents are exempt from having to register with a limousine company or be designated as a ‘driver’ on their identification cards before signing up on Uber or other ride-sharing apps until December 20.
This creates an earning opportunity for residents who are over 21 years of age, have a 2017-2022 make vehicle, and hold a valid Qatar ID and driving license.
Uber announced this in a statement adding, "that individuals living in Qatar, nationals and expatriates, can now sign up on the Uber App as drivers with their private cars, providing them a flexible earning opportunity for the next two months."
Thani Al Zarraa, Mobility Operations Director, Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, Qatar: “We are delighted to work with the Ministry of Transport and private sector players in the ridesharing industry, such as Uber, to help promote a positive experience for international visitors during this historical event and benefit the wider Qatari community. This is an invitation for everybody to show how Qatar’s population powers its economy, particularly by supporting its transport sector during a historic and significant event as such.”
Nasser Al-Sharshani, General Manager, Uber Qatar: “The Supreme Committee and Ministry of Transport’s exemption to the criteria of ridesharing drivers is a great step to tap into the wider community to help tackle the anticipated increase in demand in the coming months, provide riders with access to more trips, and reduced waiting times. In parallel, this decision will avail additional opportunities for locals looking to supplement their earnings for the period of the tournament. We are happy to support Qatar’s mobility transport system and contribute towards its economic growth, especially during such a critical time.”