Information Hub – #QATraffic

If you have any inquiries regarding temporary road closures at The Pearl-Qatar or other key locations along the racing circuit, you may track updates here and on Twitter at #QATraffic. Other contact points include:

Call Us On: +(974)-44095110 (Between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm from Sunday to Thursday)

TwitterThe UCI Road World Championships – Doha 2016

TwitterThe Ministry of Interior – Qatar  (EN)

Notice: Please make sure to add #QATraffic on your tweet.

Race Times

Event Name Date Time
Time Trial Training – LUSAIL October 8 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Women’s Team Time Trial – LUSAIL October 9 2:10 pm – 3:15 pm
Men’s Team Time Trial – LUSAIL October 9 3:20 pm – 4:40 pm
Women Junior Individual Time Trial – THE PEARL-QATAR October 10 9:30 am – 10:40 am
Men Under 23 Individual Time Trial – THE PEARL-QATAR October 10 11:30 am – 3:50 pm
Men Junior Individual Time Trial – THE PEARL-QATAR October 11 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Women Elite Individual Time Trial -THE PEARL-QATAR October 11 1:15 pm – 4:30 pm
Men Elite Individual Time Trial – LUSAIL October 12 1:30 pm – 4:05 pm
Road Race Training – THE PEARL-QATAR October 13 9:45 am – 11:45 am
Men Under 23 Road Race – THE PEARL-QATAR October 13 12:00 pm – 3:55 pm
Women Juniors Road Race – THE PEARL-QATAR October 14 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Men Juniors Road Race – THE PEARL-QATAR October 14 1:15 pm – 4:30 pm
Mass Participation Event  October 15 7:00 am – 10:00 am
Women Elite Road Race – QATAR FOUNDATION October 15 12:45 pm – 4:20 pm
Men Elite Road Race – ASPIRE ZONE October 16 10:30 am – 4:35 pm

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Official Sites

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Road Closures

Shuttle buses will depart Medina Centrale in The Pearl-Qatar to Doha Exhibition Center (DEC) and onwards to the Large Parking Lot at Katara (near to the St. Regis roundabout). This service begins from 8AM on 8th October and runs through 16th October at Midnight.

It should be noted that 1 hour before each race until 2 hours after each race, the frequency of each bus shall be every 10 minutes. Outside of these hours, the frequency will be one per-hour, departing on top of the hour (:00) from Medina Centrale and from the Large Parking Lot at Katara (operating in opposite directions).

Should you need a taxi or ground transportation please visit: http://www.qatraffic.com/public-transportation-in-qatar/ for a complete listing of limousine and taxi services.

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Key Locations

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Transportation

Shuttle Services Route

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Water Taxi Route

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Pre/Post Races

Before the commencement of any race on any given day during the Championships, all roads within The Pearl-Qatar will be closed approximately two hours prior to the start of the race(s) and will re-open to the public approximately one hour after the race(s) has ended.

When roads are open to the public, traffic will resume normally in and out of The Pearl-Qatar. Residents and visitors will be able to transport using their vehicles.

During The Races

During any given race taking place at The Pearl-Qatar, different means of transportation will be available for travel within and in/out of the island. We will also be hosting The Hub, an exclusive area near Katara for a temporary oasis for residents of The Pearl-Qatar as the race completes.

Movement within The Pearl-Qatar

Residents and visitors located on the island during a race will have the luxury of being transported within The Pearl-Qatar on golf carts. Additionally, side-walks throughout The Pearl-Qatar will be operational and open for those who prefer to walk to their local destination.

Operational Timing of Water Taxi and Shuttle Bus

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Date Start Time of Services Finish Time of Services
8th October 2016 8:00 AM 3:30 PM
9th October 2016 11:30 AM 7:00 PM
10th October 2016 7:30 AM 6:20 PM
11th October 2016 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
12th October 2016 11:45 AM 5:35 PM
13th October 2016 7:45 AM 5:25 PM
14th October 2016 6:30 AM 6:00 PM
15th October 2016 5:30 AM 5:50 PM
16th October 2016 11:30 AM 6:00 PM
  • Shuttle Services will be departing every 10 minutes, from Medina Centrale to Katara Cultural Village/Doha Exhibition Center and vice-versa.
  • Water Taxi Services will be departing every 20 minutes, from Porto Arabia and Viva Bahriya to Katara Cultural Village and vice-versa.

Movements In and Out of The Pearl-Qatar:

People located on the island during a race will also be able to exit The Pearl-Qatar if their car is already parked in Medina Centrale.

To exit The Pearl-Qatar during a race follow these three simple steps:

  • Ride in Golf Cart outside your Apartment/ Villa,
  • Reach at one of the shuttle bus/water taxi pick up stops,
  • Take the water taxi to reach Katara Cultural Village or the shuttle bus to reach Doha Exhibition Center and Katara Cultural Village.

Scheduled Shuttle Bus Services (Park and Ride)

Date Start Time of Services Finish Time of Services
8th October 2016 8:00 AM 3:30 PM
9th October 2016 11:30 AM 7:00 PM
10th October 2016 7:30 AM 6:20 PM
11th October 2016 7:00 AM 7:00 PM
12th October 2016 11:45 AM 6:35 PM
13th October 2016 7:45 AM 6:25 PM
14th October 2016 6:30 AM 7:00 PM
15th October 2016 5:30 AM 6:50 PM
16th October 2016 11:30 AM 7:00 PM
  • Shuttle Services will be departing every 10 minutes, from Medina Centrale to Katara Cultural Village/Doha Exhibition Center and vice-versa.
  • Water Taxi Services will be departing every 20 minutes, from Porto Arabia and Viva Bahriya to Katara Cultural Village and vice-versa.

Transport FA will be providing a shuttle bus service from Katara Cultural Village/ Doha Exhibition Center where people can come with their personal vehicles, park their vehicles and board the shuttle bus service. This shuttle bus will go to Medina Centrale where passengers can take golf carts to reach their apartment or villa.

(Shuttle Services will be departing every 10 minutes, from Medina Centrale to Katara Cultural Village/Doha Exhibition Center and vice-versa.)

Information Office

If you have any inquiries regarding the event, please contact us on:

+(974)-44095110

This number operates during regular business hours (Between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm from Sunday to Thursday).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What do I do if there is an emergency at home?
What if I have a flight to catch or need to go to work during the closures?
How often will the shuttle buses and water taxis run, and how long will the journey take?
How can I get to the shuttle bus station or water taxi docs during the road closures?
What are the best options for me if I own a car?
Will the water taxis be covered?
Will Talabat and other Food Deliveries from off the island be permitted?
How long is the event?
What are the activities that will be going on for residents?
How can my shop get its shipments?
Can I exit The Pearl-Qatar if my car is parked in Medina Centrale?
Where can I have my questions answered regarding the golf carts that will be operating during the championships?