Getting Around


  • Karwa: +974 4458 8888
  • Fox: +974 4462 2777
  • Pick Quick: +974 4418 2225
  • Al Watan Limousine: +974 44477999

Car Booking Apps

A lot more popular, easier, and affordable option to get around is the use of car booking apps.

  • Uber (Available on IOS and Andriod)

  • Careem (Available on IOS and Andriod)

  • Karwa Taxi (Available on IOS and Andriod)

Doha Metro

Doha Metro, the mostly underground state-of-the-art automated rail, is the most affordable option to get around in Qatar. It has three lines: Red, Green, and Gold. The nearest station to GU-Q is Qatar National Library station located in the Green line, which is only a 5-minute walk. 

The following map covers the three lines and their different stops:

Doha Metro map, covers the three different lines (green, red and gold) and their different stops.

The rates:

  • Single journey (Standard and Family): 3 QAR
  • Day Pass: 9 QAR (unlimited rides for a day)
  • Gold Club – 15 QAR single journey / 45 QAR day-pass
  • Children below five years – free (accompanied by a fare-paying adult)

Reusable travel cards (topped online or at any Travel Card Vending Machine)

  • Standard Travel Card – 10 QAR
  • Rate per trip: 2 QAR
  • Daily pass (automated after 3 trips): 6 QAR
  • Gold Club Travel Card – 100 QAR
  • Rate per trip: 10 QAR
  • Daily pass (automated after 3 trips): 30 QAR 

Metrolink Busses

Qatar Rail App

  • App available on IOS and Android, you can keep up to date about Qatar Rail services.
  • Register your travel cards and easily top them up through the app.
  • Plan My Journey – feature in the app that will tell you the route to take to reach the desired destination. 

Shuttle Bus

There is a QF shuttle that takes students from the residence halls to various religious facilities, grocery stores, and malls throughout the week. The schedule is usually distributed by the residence hall staff. You can access the schedule here.

GU-Q Shuttle

An on-call service only for GU-Q students to get around Qatar Foundation. To request a ride, call: +974 55114634 or +974 5537-2114. More information can be found here