World Cup 2022 is all set to commence in Doha in November this year, and football fans all over the Emirates have already begun grabbing their match tickets and planning their travel itinerary to reach Qatar.
Read further to know all about the available transport options from the UAE to Qatar.
Travelling to Qatar from the UAE
Here is a comprehensive list of travel options from the UAE for those travelling to Qatar.
Flights from UAE to Qatar
The fastest and the most sought after means of transport is unsurprisingly by air. Several prominent airlines like Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways, to name a few, have already fixed their flight schedules between the two countries. The frequency of flights covering the UAE–Qatar route will increase as November approaches, allowing you to travel in comfort and style.
A simple search through Wego will show you the latest flight schedules for November, allowing you to choose the best flight deals from across several airlines.
While flights take only 1 hour 15 minutes to reach Doha from the UAE, airfares have been skyrocketing following the increased demand for flight tickets. Airfares for November have already been pegged at around AED 3,700 per ticket, and the rate will only go higher in the upcoming months.
From the latest travel updates to flight schedules, airfares to flight packages and information regarding current COVID related rules, check out our article World Cup Flights: Flying to Qatar for the World Cup 2022 From the UAE.
Chartered plane packages
Chartered private flights are yet another option for those looking to travel by air, which is cost-effective and convenient since you have more control of your flight. This option is best while travelling in groups, and you may determine where you fly from and when and reduce the chances of COVID infection since you’ll be travelling with your close circle of friends/family.
You can even fly for a match and back on the same day without the need for booking accommodation. Arranging for chartered flights are also easy and can be done by yourself or by getting in touch with a UAE tour operator, and they’ll take care of the rest.
Want to know more about chartered flight packages and other details? Head to our article Chartered Flights From UAE: What to Know About Your Private Flights Option for World Cup 2022.
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— Qatar Airways (@qatarairways) May 26, 2022
In partnership with several Gulf carriers, Qatar Airways has launched World Cup shuttle flights between Doha and major Middle Eastern cities. Football fans in the UAE can now attend World Cup matches and depart Doha on the same day.
Flydubai has also announced that it’s currently offering up to 30 return flights per day between Dubai and Doha for the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 later this year. Tickets are now available to book at flydubai.com with prices ranging from USD 258 (AED 947) to USD 998 (AED 3,665).
These shuttle flights allow fans to travel to Doha and catch World Cup matches before returning back to Dubai on the same day. This enables anyone to travel to Doha without necessitating a hotel, apartment or any other accommodation booking.
Driving from the UAE to Qatar
Instead of flying, you can simply take your car and drive to Doha from anywhere in the UAE. This is cheaper and enjoyable too, especially for those with a passion for driving. With a little more time to shed on travelling and acquiring proper vehicle insurance and visa, you can easily drive your way to the World Cup this year.
The total distance to Doha is around 690 and 590 kilometres from Dubai and Abu Dhabi respectively, taking you about 6-7 hours to reach your destination. Although you will have to cross Saudi Arabia to reach Qatar, the transit road and other routes are in excellent condition, and you can have a hassle-free drive.
Looking to take the road from the UAE to Doha for this FIFA season? Find everything you need to know before your road trip here Your Quick Guide to Driving from the UAE to Doha for World Cup 2022.