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Economy (Class Economy Car or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Qatar.
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You must drive on the right-hand side of the road when you rent a car in Qatar. Seatbelts must be worn by all passengers when in a car, and there is a zero-tolerance policy towards alcohol. It is also illegal to use your mobile phone while you drive. You will find that speed limits and signs are all written in English as well as Arabic.
To rent a car in Qatar, the minimum age for drivers is 21 years old. Renters must have held their driver’s license for at least a year, although this may vary for different car types. You are also required to have an international driving license, which is valid for six months. You need to carry your valid driver’s license, registration, and insurance documents with you whenever you drive. If you want to rent your car for more than two weeks, you will need to contact your car hire agency to organize further documentation.
When you fill up your petrol tank in Qatar, you will find that their petrol is some of the cheapest in the world and that the average price is 2 QAR (0.55 USD) per liter or 2.07 USD per gallon, when you rent a car in Qatar. There are several petrol stations along the country’s main routes, many of them open 24h and most accepting credit cards.
Before you drive in Qatar, you will need to be aware of the speed limits. In residential areas, the speed limit is 60 km/h (37 mph), and on major town roads, you can travel up to 100 km/h (62 mph). On open roads and highways, the maximum speed limit is 120 km/h (74 mph).
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