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Tips for Driving in Qatar

Since the 2000s — Qatar has seen a massive expansion in its transportation network especially after the development of the famous Hamad International Airport. The tiny Gulf nation has a comprehensive and well-connected road network.

Relocating to Qatar is exciting — but if you are not used to heavy traffic and tight roads, driving in Qatar for tourists and locals can be stressful. If you fall foul of the law, you may end up paying heavy penalties. We have gathered some information and tips that can help you get around in Qatar through your vehicle. Here’s a Qatar driving guide for you that you need to know before hitting the roads.

What are some useful tips for driving in Qatar?

Don’t abuse or use bad language
Never lose your temper
Never use rude hand gestures
Avoid excessive honking or aggressively flashing headlights
Always carry your license
Be patient
Maintain distance from other cars
Avoid drinking, stay sober.

Most common traffic rules violation:

Driving without a license
Drunk driving
Over speeding
Breaking parking laws
Wrong side driving
Using mobile phone while driving
Breach of parking laws
Driving a vehicle that is not registered.
Driving without a seatbelt

Qatar driving tips for tourists

If you are from a western country — you will find that the driving standards in the country are low. When the vehicles are near a roundabout, they are often in the wrong lane and it takes forever to reach the roundabout lane. So, eventually, you will have to take a harsh turn. And if you don’t, the person behind you will keep on honking the horn. During peak hours these roundabouts are often manned by police to control the traffic flow.

Some people will drive too closely and constantly flash their lights if they think you are driving slowly. To avoid any inconvenience, you can change your lane and give them space to go ahead. Another thing that you must keep in mind that rude hand gestures are taken as an offence in Qatar and are punishable by law.

Cameras are placed all over the country to observe over speeding. The penalty for running a red light is huge and many people fail to notice the green light changing into red. So, stay alert and pay extra attention to the red light.

Cameras are placed all over the country to observe over speeding. The penalty for running a red light is huge and many people fail to notice the green light changing into red. So, stay alert and pay extra attention to the red light.

If you ever have an accident in the gulf country, don’t leave the place where the incident occurred. While moving to the roadside in case of a minor accident is fine, the traffic departments recommend you stay at the same spot where the accident happened and contact the police quickly. If your vehicle gets damaged during an incident, you need to report it to the police to get it repaired.


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