Find cheap car rental deals in Doha, Qatar
Doha glimmers with the glint of sun on skyscrapers and the shimmer of the gulf waters. It’s a city of luxury hotels and historic marketplaces, where you can enjoy cutting-edge attractions or taste the life of traditional Qatar. Rent a car through Orbitz to explore every corner of this exhilarating city.
Renting a car in Doha can be easy. Just choose the right vehicle and price for you through Orbitz, then read our guide to driving in Doha below.
Doha is packed with car rental outlets. Take your pick from companies such as Hertz, Europcar, Sixt, Budget, Avis and more.
Generally you need to be 25 to rent a car in Doha, although some car rental operators will allow you to be younger if you pay a surcharge.
Many car rental companies are situated on or near the main highway that runs into the city center, the Salwa Road. Alternatively, look in Hamad International Airport for more car rental options. The airport is located about 15 minutes southeast of the city center.
Bring your valid US driving license, a credit card and an International Driving Permit to rent a car in Qatar.
Doha is a modern city with good roads, so most cars will be fine if you’re staying in the city center. However, if you’re heading out of the city, consider renting an off-road vehicle for some of the sandier terrain.
Always remember to take water on any drive out of the city. Being rude to other drivers, however subtly, can result in fines and legal action.
Doha is a city that is constantly innovating and expanding, creating a pocket of cultural attractions and luxury hotels by the gulf coast. Use your rental car to drive between the different neighborhoods that contribute to the city’s unusual character.
The districts of Doha around the waterfront pack in some of the city’s most exciting sights. Visit Doha Port to gaze at the masterpieces in the Museum of Islamic Art, or the National Museum of Qatar just beneath it. Don’t miss the Souq Waqif, a revitalized market that retains a 19th-century aesthetic. Shop for traditional outfits, or stop by the camel pen to watch the docile desert creatures feed.
Competing with Dubai for glitz and glamour, the Pearl-Qatar is an artificial island to the north of the city. Come to this ‘Arabian Riviera’ for beaches facing tranquil lagoons, contemporary art in the Anima Gallery, and high-end hotels and restaurants. Bring your wallet to hop between the luxury shops that lie pocketed throughout the island.
The neighboring town of Al Wakrah, just a short distance south of the airport, has its own charming souq and layers of history. Come here to experience the desert outside Doha, or to browse the exhibits of the Al Wakrah Museum. It’s held in an old fortress, making it worth the visit even before you get to the displays covering local history.