Transportation

Qatar Foundation Education City Shuttle Services for Students

Shuttles will leave from Majlis Al-Shamali (Female Dorms) & Majlis Al-Janoubi (Male Dorms) main entrances during the following times:  6:15 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. every 15 minutes and from 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. every 30 minutes. After 10:00 P.M. it will be an on call basis until 6:00 A.M., including Fridays and Saturdays. The on call service can be accessed by calling the Transport Operation number 4454-1105 to request a ride. (Please book your transport 15 minutes prior to the time to make necessary arrangements).

The Fall 2020 Bus Schedule and map for the QF EC Campus shuttle service can be viewed via the link below:

Additional Services provided are:

  • Religious Trip for on Fridays at 11:00 A.M. pick up and  12:30 P.M. return to and from Northnest & Southnest to Minaratein mosque
  • Buses to Recreation Center will be on call basis from 7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. from Northnest & Southnest, directly to Recreation center. Students may call the Transport Operation number 4454-1105 to request a ride
  • Shopping trip to Lulu Express between 4:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. (every 1 hour) via Southnest & Northnest. (20 minutes of waiting time at Lulu Express for immediate returns).
  • The Bus # 3 trip at 05:15 PM (as per the current prayer time.  May vary according to the prayer time changes) will not do the round trip.  The trip is rescheduled as from Southnest to EC Mosque and back considering the students attending the prayers.  All other trips will continue as it is without any changes. On call service bus will be dedicated to Mosque trip 15 minutes prior to Isha Prayer and 15 minutes after the prayer ends.

QF City Operations would like us to remind all GU-Q students that in accordance with local and organizational guidelines, please ensure that while boarding a shuttle you:

– Wear a face mask
– Carry your own personal hand sanitizer wipes or bottle
– Maintain physical distancing
– Show the EHTERAZ app when requested (only commuters with a ‘green’ status will be allowed to board)
– Sit on identified seats only and do not stand in the bus
– Maintain physical distancing while waiting at the stops and boarding the bus
– Follow the protocol of the routes
– Please cooperate with the drivers if you not allowed to board the shuttle due to the shuttle being above maximum capacity (only 50% capacity is allowed as per present guidelines).

For your safety:
– All vehicles will be sanitized regularly
– Vehicles used for regular services will not be utilized for transporting confirmed cases as an added precaution
– Drivers will be wearing a face mask and necessary personal protective equipment (PPE)
– Physical barriers will be placed between drivers and commuters
– Drivers or transport supervisors will check for EHTRAZ app or temperature if required.

Drivers will not follow instructions from passengers other than strictly follow the routes as indicated.

Contacts:

  • QF Transport Office 4454-1105
  • Coordinator: T K Ali – 5582-5842
  • Coordinator: Ameer Noor – 6667-7785
  • Coordinator: Hamad Al Sheeb – 5521-2552

GU-Q Shuttle Service for Students

This on-call service is only available during the following days and times:

Sunday – Thursday: 5:00 P.M. – 1:00 A.M. (with two drivers driving at one time)

Friday & Saturday: 2:00 P.M. – 2:00 A.M. (with two drivers driving at one time, except for Fridays from 2-8pm, when only one shuttle will be running at this time)

Call 5511-4634 or 5537-2114 to request a ride.

Weekday Trip to Gate 3 for Shopping (on-call option)

Weekdays Sunday through Thursday: The shuttle driver will only make two trips per night from the dorms to Gate 3, at 9:30 P.M. and 11:30 P.M. and only if called by a rider requesting this service. Driver will wait for 20 minutes each time to allow students to complete their shopping before returning to campus. This is by on-call service only, so if no one calls the driver to ask to go at 9:30 or 11:30 P.M. to Gate 3, the driver will not come to the dorms.

Trip to Mall on Weekends (on-call option)

Saturday: Visit to Festival City Mall. The driver picks up at male dorms 4:50 PM and then female dorms at 5:00 PM. Return to the dorms at 9:00 PM. Call 5511-4634 or 5537-2114 by 4:30 PM to request a ride to Festival City.

Please also note these important COVID-related changes to the student shuttle program:   

  • Capacity will be limited to 50% in each shuttle so a maximum of 6 riders can ride at one time. 
  • When entering the vehicle, the driver will ask you to show your EHTERAZ tracing app. Only those with a green status are allowed to enter the GU-Q student shuttle.
  • When entering the vehicle, please take the seat that is furthest in the back of the bus so that those who enter after you do not have to pass by you (less exposure for all riders).
  • Please be sure to only sit in the seats marked “sit here” when entering the vehicle.
  • All riders are required to wear a mask on the shuttle at all times.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for your use on the student shuttles.
  • Drivers will disinfect the vehicle thoroughly between rides.
  • Note that shuttle drivers will be keeping a list of those who ride on the student shuttle for contact tracing purposes.

GU-Q Employee Shuttle Service

Fall 2020 Shuttle Service Schedule Effective September through December 2020

Please also note these important COVID-related changes to the employee shuttle program:   

  • All employee shuttle riders are required to book a seat on the shuttle in advance (book by 3pm the day before you intend to ride; the entire month of September is now available for booking here). This booking system has been put in place with the intention of better serving you — this way you will know in advance if there is not enough room on the shuttle for you to ride (as capacity has been reduced for your safety) so you can make alternate transport arrangements as needed. Note that this sheet has multiple tabs for the various shuttle routes.
  • Capacity will be limited to 50% in each shuttle so a maximum of 12 riders can ride at one time on shuttles A and B and only 6 can ride in shuttle C.
  • When entering the vehicle, the driver will ask you to show your EHTERAZ tracing app. Only those with a green status are allowed to enter the GU-Q shuttle.
  • When entering the vehicle, please take the seat that is furthest in the back of the bus so that those who enter after you do not have to pass by you (less exposure for all riders).
  • Please be sure to only sit in the seats marked “sit here” when entering the vehicle.
  • All riders are required to wear a mask on the shuttle at all times.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for your use on the employee shuttles.
  • Drivers will disinfect the vehicle thoroughly between rides.
  • Note that shuttle drivers will be keeping a list of those who ride on the employee shuttle for contact tracing purposes.

INBOUND SHUTTLES

West Bay Route

ASASAl SealTower 44ArrivalBus
6:346:376:407:18A
7:598:028:058:45A
9:30XX9:3310:15A

Pearl Route

Tower 1Tower 30ArrivalBus
6:306:397:17B
7:588:078:45B
9:269:3510:15B

Barzan 2 Route

DepartureArrivalBus
7:407:50C
8:408:50C

Education City Community Housing (ECCH) Route

Lot 1Lot 2ArrivalBus
8:108:138:25C

OUTBOUND SHUTTLES

West Bay Route

NU-QGU-QArrivalBus
3:453:484:25A
5:155:186:00A

Pearl Route

NU-QGU-QArrivalBus
3:403:434:25B
5:155:186:00B

Barzan 2 Route

NU-QGU-QArrivalBus
4:204:234:35C
5:305:335:45C

Education City Community Housing (ECCH) Route

NU-QGU-QArrivalBus
5:005:035:20C

Call Transport Coordinator at 4457-8243 for any shuttle-related issues.

Taxi Service

Need alternate transportation into town? Careem and Uber are international app-based services operating in Doha.

Strong Rent a Car (7072-6181) is a Georgetown-preferred taxi provider.

Long-term Parking Now Available on 3rd Floor of QNCC

This new measure will free up parking spaces within Education City

Long-term vehicle parking procedure effective immediately

As part of QF HSSE’s continuous efforts to provide customers with effective services while ensuring Safety & Security at Qatar Foundation, kindly note that long-term vehicle/s parking in Education City (EC) is allowed at Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC), on the 3rd floor of the west side. Once the 3rd floor is full, vehicles can be accommodated on the ROOF of QNCC.

Allowing long-term vehicle/s parking aims to minimize and control vehicles which are left by the drivers in EC parking facilities for days. Long-term parking further aims to reduce and health issues caused by vehicles collecting dust, as well as impacts to traffic flow. This step also aims to optimize the use of limited parking spaces available to everyday commuters instead of long staying vehicles.

To ensure safety & security at QF, any vehicle parked within EC parking for more than 24 hours shall result in towing of the vehicle at owners’ expense.

Please share this information with your colleagues and students. Should you need any information or clarification on the long-term vehicle parking procedure, please contact Essa Al-Mannai, Head Security – Events & Traffic Management at ealmannai@qf.org.qa.

Important Information

  1. QF or its agents will not be held responsible for any damages that result from the vehicle being parked long-term in QF parking facilities;
  2. Using designated long-term parking slots is a privilege extended to Qatar Foundation Community members only;
  3. The owners using this privilege will park their vehicles in the designated parking facilities at their own risk;
  4. QF HSSE will provide reasonable security coverage of the parking facility as part of routine inspection and patrol;
  5. QF HSSE will observe any violations of the long-term EC parking procedure and record and report the same to the appropriate manager;
  6. QF HSSE will make an attempt to communicate with the vehicle owner or his representatives of the violation and provide guidance for immediate removal of the vehicle in question;
  7. If unsuccessful, the manager concerned will coordinate the removal of the vehicle at the owner’s expense. This move will be recorded by QF-HSSE as a matter of procedure who will ascertain where the vehicle will be taken;
  8. Damages incurred in the course of the towing will not be QF’s responsibility.

Business & Educational Uses

Auxiliary Services coordinates transportation for all business uses including guest transportation, field trips, and deliveries. Any request received 24 hours in advance will be accommodated. Requests with less lead time will be accommodated if a driver is available. Fill out a transportation request on the FM Help desk to request a pick-up, delivery, or group transfer. Please note that itineraries may be uploaded onto the form.

GUIDELINES FOR GU-Q DRIVING SERVICES:

  1. Driving services are to be used for business purposes only.
  2. Requests made at least one working day in advance will be accommodated. Requests with less lead time will be met only if there is a driver available.
  3. All requests should go through the FM Help Desk. Last minute changes or requests should be placed by phone to the GU-Q Transportation Coordinator at extension 8243. Please do not call a driver directly with a request.
  4. The main uses of transportation services are:
    • Transporting GU-Q business guests,
    • Transporting materials for events,
    • Making business deliveries,
    • Transporting GU-Q employees from the Georgetown building to off-site meetings,
    • Transportation between airport and home for expatriation and repatriation flights.
  5. Transportation that does NOT qualify for GU-Q driving services:
    • Transporting GU-Q employees between their homes and work, unless approved by the Auxiliary Services Manager. Employees are expected to use their transportation allowance to either obtain a car or use taxi services. An example of when a home drop-off would be approved would be if the employee is hosting a business guest for dinner.
    • Taking business guests on unplanned sight-seeing or shopping trips
    • Transportation from an employee’s home to the airport for a business trip except expatriation and repatriation.
  6. All arrangements for transportation must be made through the Transportation Coordinator or Auxiliary Services Manager. Do not make arrangements directly with the driver, as multiple requests come in daily and a central person must schedule the workload.
  7. Passengers must inform the Transportation Coordinator or Auxiliary Services Manager of any change in request.
  8. If a passenger does not show up for a car service and does not inform the Facilities Department that the transportation need is canceled, that person may not be allowed to use the services in the future.
  9. For travel within Education City, please use the QF shuttle, which circles the campus every seven to ten minutes.