Posts Tagged ‘driving in doha

If you’re planning to get a Driver’s License in Qatar, you may have more than 3 months to plan for it. Getting the actual driving lessons is quite different from registering to get the lessons. Once you register, you have to specify what time you would like to take the classes. Usually, since the person […]

For those needing to get a driver’s license in Qatar, here are the fees being charged by the driving schools available. Charges mentioned exclude some fees for the actual testing and the license itself if you do pass. I think for each test, you have to pay QR50. Some driving schools give you 3 chances to pass the test while others give you 4.
Here are the Driving School Fees in Qatar…

The Deputy Emir and Heir Apparent H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani yesterday issued a decree (Law No.19\2007) on traffic laws. Notable among them are the following:

  • Qatar Visitors can now make use of their local driver’s license provided they get an approval from the traffic department, 15 days from their arrival in Doha.
  • A driver detected not holding a driver’s license would serve jail time of not less than 1 week and no more than 3 years and/or would get a fine between 20,000-50,000
  • Point System would be used for traffic violations

I admit that I have been a bad driver this morning. I was honked at twice! The first time, a Karwa honked as I tried to shift lanes. I guess the car was very close behind me that’s why he blew the horn at me. Then the second time was on my way to the […]

It’s going to be my mon-sary on the 19th since I got my license. I guess in a span of almost a month, my driving has improved a lot. I’ve gained more confidence and I’m more in control of the wheel. My husband used to tease me with the way I hold the steering wheel […]


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