This fascinating country is yours to explore when you book car hire in Qatar with Sixt, from brief stays to long road trips, we can provide affordable rates and premium vehicles to make your break extra special. Our huge selection of cars, minibuses and vans can cater for your every transport need, so whether you will be sightseeing with friends, your partner, or family, we can help your Middle East adventure run smoothly. Read on to find out more about what you can do when you rent a car in Qatar, including ideas on where to visit and tips on driving.
Click on the branch menu to view where our seven offices are in Qatar. We have a branch at Doha Airport, one at the busy Golden Gate Mall, four in large hotels and another on Salwa Road, a main route through the city. Wherever you'll be staying, our team will be happy to assist you with finding your way around, we have also included the above map to help you get orientated. Use it to locate places of interest, key cities, film locations and natural attractions, and this guide too will contain more information on planning your trip. When you are ready, it is easy to book car hire in Qatar online before travelling, and if you need to cancel for any reason, that can usually be done free of charge.
We want to make every aspect of your car rental in Qatar as good as it can be, thats why we only offer the most reliable vehicles of all sizes. Choose from convertibles, 4x4s, estates, compact cars and sedans, all from manufacturers you can trust, like Mercedes, BMW and Jaguar. If you need a larger rental vehicle for transporting goods, or a minibus for groups of people, that is no problem either.
When you rent a car in Qatar, both you and any drivers must have a valid drivers license for your home country and an international driving license, unless you are from a Gulf Cooperation Country in which case you do not need an international version. If your rental will last more than two weeks, please get in touch with our Qatar branch well in advance, as further documentation may be needed.
The minimum age for drivers in Qatar is 21, this will entitle you to drive smaller saloons like the Peugeot 308 and the Skoda Fabia Estate Auto. For larger vehicles, like seven seat people carriers the minimum age is 25 and you will need to have held a license for 2 years or more. For premium class vehicles, like the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 Auto and the Jaguar XF Auto, drivers should be 29 years old or older and have held their license for 3 or more years.
Every time you rent a car in Qatar it will leave our premises with a full tank of fuel and we ask that drivers refuel before returning. Otherwise we will have to add the cost of a full tank to your charge.
You can pay for car hire in Qatar using all major international credit cards, the list includes MasterCard, Visa, Diners Club and American Express. For some premium rentals we may ask for two valid credit cards. Other than a Sixt Car Express Service Card, which must be presented along with a credit card, no other form of payment is accepted.
If the hire car you are driving is involved in an accident, however minor, it is best to call the police on 999, or +974 44890699 for non-emergencies. You should also inform us on +974-40108884, or the number of the office where you hired the car. We will provide an accident report form with your documentation, so please fill this in and hand it to a member of staff when you return.
Driving in Qatar can be overwhelming at first, as there tends to be a lot of traffic, especially in cities. However, the road infrastructure is very modern and if you follow a few simple rules you will soon adjust to the countrys busy highways. Remember that In Qatar people drive on the right-hand side of the road and the petrol cap of your car will usually be on this side as well.
Covering the cultural output of three continents over 1400 years, the Museum of Islamic Art provides an excellent way to learn more about both secular and spiritual works from the Middle East. In the Katara Cultural Village, theres also the opportunity to study various aspects of the countrys heritage and contemporary life. The social centre of Doha is the Souq Waqif, a lively and vibrant market selling everything from clothes, to spices and traditional crafts. The State Grand Mosque is an imposing sight, with its sparkling half-moons and lush open spaces, its a place for prayer, but guests are welcome to explore certain areas and take photos.
Miles of warm sand and breath-taking scenery make Khor Al Udeid Beach the ideal alternative to the city, but you will also find tranquillity on the Brouq Nature Reserve with just the gazelles, ostriches and other local wildlife for company. Desert Safaris are a popular pastime in Qatar, and offer a thrilling way to view the heart of the country. When you are ready to cool off, head to Dukhan Beach with its crystalline waters and quite social scene - a great spot for picnics and swimming.
In Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) the desert areas of Qatar were used to stand in for some of the sequences set in Egypt. The thriller Kanal (2015) also completed some days of shooting here, as did Cruel Summer (2012) a short film inspired by Arabic folklore and directed by Kanye West.
Unfortunately, we cannot offer cross border car hire from any of our Qatar branches.