Found on the Arabian peninsula of western Asia, Qatar has a great mix of cultural highlights and natural tourist hotspots, so no matter what kind of trip you're after you'll find something for you. Brush up on your haggling at a traditional souq to get some great souvenirs. Car hire in Qatar is a great opportunity to head out to the large expanse of sand dunes in the surrounding areas. The Singing Sand Dunes create a murmur or a song in the winds that can also create a subtle vibration underfoot. There are plenty of museums to explore in the city, so if you're hiring a car in Qatar make sure you're splitting your time effectively.
Sightseeing in Qatar gives you plenty of options to spend your time there. If you take advantage of car hire in Qatar, drive to the Souq Waqif; you'll be able to experience the traditional hustle and bustle to be expected, housed in modern architecture to shelter from the year-round heat. A visit to Fort Zubarah is well worth the trip for any history fanatics. Dating back to 1938, the fort is based on the northwest coast of the country which gives you opportunity to explore the dreamlike beaches.
Big SUVs are commonplace in Qatar to withstand the "˜dune bashing' of the surrounding sand dunes. Take this into consideration when hiring a car in Qatar and be aware of strong winds that could affect your drive. Driving regulations have only recently become more stringent due to an increased accident rate in the country. Speed limits are often not clear in most areas, but speed cameras are ever more present on main roads so be aware of the speed to avoid being caught with a heavy fine. Mobile phone use is also strictly off limits and you can face a fine for over £500 if you're caught.
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.