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Doha, Qatar Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 126
Total Sleeping Rooms 23,801
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 2,200
Committable Meeting Rooms* 66
Convention Center Space 513,252 Sq. Mtr.
Largest Exhibit Space 290,000 Sq. Mtr.
Largest Ballroom 348,600 Sq. Mtr.
Average Hotel Room Rate QAR 827
Average Daily Meal Cost QAR 590
Average Weekly Car Rental QAR 572
*Maximum for a single hotel

Doha, Qatar Airport Information

Hamad International Airport (DOH)

Hamad International Airport, formerly known as New Doha International Airport, is the principal and only international airport in the capital. It is home to Qatar Airways and hosts numerous other airlines from around the world. The airport offers a wide variety of transport options, ranging from luxurious, chauffeur-driven limousines to convenient and affordable taxis to public bus service. With several world-class duty-free shops, Hamad International Airport provides endless opportunities for shopaholics. The airport also has many dining and relaxation options that help make your travel a smooth and effortless experience.

Doha, Qatar Public Transportation


A huge bus network connects the different parts of Doha, as well as all the other cities of Qatar. The company that currently runs Doha's public transportation, Mowasalat Karwa, has rapidly expanded the bus system. It is not only economical but also saves you from traffic congestion and stress. Smart cards can be purchased at Mowasalat's main bus station in Old Al Ghanim, as well as several small grocery stores. They can also be topped up at Ooredoo's self-service machines. If you want to ride the bus without a card, you usually need to pay a flat fee.

Doha, Qatar Ground Transportation

Rental Cars

Car rental service providers offer a mix of leasing services on models ranging from regular sedans to high-end luxury cars. Visitors can choose from a variety of car brands, vehicle models, packages, and extras.


Mowasalat Karwa removed the original privately-owned orange taxis in the city and replaced them with their own, the new turquoise taxi sedans. The fleet consists of modern, air-conditioned vehicles — essential in the hot climate of Doha. The taxis are metered and have a fixed initial charge per kilometer, which can vary during different times of day or on long-distance journeys.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 645 km 6 hr 12 min 1 hr 5 min QAR 455+
Al Qatif, Saudi Arabia 811 km 7 hr 12 min 1 hr 25 min QAR 771+
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 583 km 5 hr 30 min 1 hr 20 min QAR 771+
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 753 km 6 hr 40 min 1 hr QAR 124+
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