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Driving inside Doha, car rental

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Driving inside Doha, car rental

Hi

I am on a 2 day trip to Doha and need to explore the city.

1. Is renting a car at airport a better option than taking taxi?

2. it it difficult to get a parking spot in Doha like in London? Do hotels provide free parking?

3. Any reputed companies which provide only rental car (not driver) which can be used in lieu of the Hertz etc

kindly advise.

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1. Re: Driving inside Doha, car rental

Doha is nothing like London for parking spaces. It dOes depend where you go. As taxis are really reasonable priced and it might work out the same price as hiring a car.

The driving in doha is crazy. I really wouldn't recommend driving there especially as you won't know the layout of the area. It would be a nightmare as a tourist if you had an accident as it's traumatic.

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Agree with Charlie. Driving standards here are not very good. They are also getting worse as the roads get more congested. Taxi will probably work out just as cheap and definitely more relaxing. You also get to see the sights better as someone else is looking out for the next idiot who will cut in front of you, turn left across you without looking or indicating etc!

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Agreed with the above. Do not hire a car and drive here it is too risky, dangerous and stressful. Taxis are cheap just insist they turn the meter on. Enjoy your stay.

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