Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Middle East
Reload this Page >

Driving Dubai to Doha

Driving Dubai to Doha

Old Apr 11th 2008, 4:09 pm
  #1  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Dubai UAE
Posts: 64
fritztastic is just really nicefritztastic is just really nicefritztastic is just really nicefritztastic is just really nicefritztastic is just really nicefritztastic is just really nicefritztastic is just really nicefritztastic is just really nice
Default Driving Dubai to Doha

Okay, I've read posts on here about driving from Dubai to Doha, and it seems the majority of people suggest flying is the better option. Since that post was closed, I thought to start a new one, as I'm interested in making the drive.

Is the reason people are opposed to the drive primarily because of the hassles at the Saudi border (visit visa + time wasted)? Also, cannot I being my girlfriend if we're not married?

It doesn't seem to be that long of a drive--maybe 6 hours?--and, having living the States, I grew accustomed to "roadtrips."

Any advice on the drive is appreciated.

Also, I understand Doha isn't the most happening place, but, I've never been there and have been enjoying exploring the area since I've arrived in Dubai--even if its only to say I've been there.

Any help appreciated. Thanks!!
fritztastic is offline  
Old Apr 11th 2008, 7:34 pm
  #2  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 3,287
admon has a reputation beyond reputeadmon has a reputation beyond reputeadmon has a reputation beyond reputeadmon has a reputation beyond reputeadmon has a reputation beyond reputeadmon has a reputation beyond reputeadmon has a reputation beyond reputeadmon has a reputation beyond reputeadmon has a reputation beyond reputeadmon has a reputation beyond reputeadmon has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Driving Dubai to Doha

I'd really just fly there. Flights are cheap, it takes half an hour and there is no hassle factor.
If you are that determined to do some driving, just hire a car from the airport.
admon is offline  
Old Apr 14th 2008, 11:00 am
  #3  
BE Enthusiast
 
Vimto's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2002
Location: Atlanta via Dubai, Belgium, Greece, Saudi Arabia
Posts: 949
Vimto has a reputation beyond reputeVimto has a reputation beyond reputeVimto has a reputation beyond reputeVimto has a reputation beyond reputeVimto has a reputation beyond reputeVimto has a reputation beyond reputeVimto has a reputation beyond reputeVimto has a reputation beyond reputeVimto has a reputation beyond reputeVimto has a reputation beyond reputeVimto has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Driving Dubai to Doha

One thing about driving to Qatar from the UAE is that you have to pass through Saudi Arabia to get there, the 2 countries are not physically attached to each other (yet).
You can only enter Saudi if you have a visa. Saudi Arabia is not like the Qatar or Bahrain where you buy a visa at the border for Saudi you have to have the visa in your passport, for that you need a sponsor and at least a weeks notice. You will need a multiple entry Saudi visa as presumably you would want to bring your car back.
Flying is so much easier
Vimto is offline  
Old Apr 14th 2008, 11:10 am
  #4  
BE Forum Addict
 
jvr20's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: stuck at red
Posts: 1,525
jvr20 has a reputation beyond reputejvr20 has a reputation beyond reputejvr20 has a reputation beyond reputejvr20 has a reputation beyond reputejvr20 has a reputation beyond reputejvr20 has a reputation beyond reputejvr20 has a reputation beyond reputejvr20 has a reputation beyond reputejvr20 has a reputation beyond reputejvr20 has a reputation beyond reputejvr20 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Driving Dubai to Doha

Originally Posted by Vimto View Post
One thing about driving to Qatar from the UAE is that you have to pass through Saudi Arabia to get there, the 2 countries are not physically attached to each other (yet).
You can only enter Saudi if you have a visa. Saudi Arabia is not like the Qatar or Bahrain where you buy a visa at the border for Saudi you have to have the visa in your passport, for that you need a sponsor and at least a weeks notice. You will need a multiple entry Saudi visa as presumably you would want to bring your car back.
Flying is so much easier
i think there is dispensation for people travelling by land onwards through KSA, some sort of transit visa system, whereby you don't need the sponsor etc...
jvr20 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.