How to Explore Qatar by Bicycle, Metro and on Foot
DOHA, Qatar, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) — With just six months to go until the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, Qatar Tourism has revealed how easy it is to explore the country by metro, bicycle or on foot. With more than one million international fans expected to visit during the tournament, public transport services will be crucial to attend matches and see tourism sights in a safe and affordable way. Chief Operating Officer of Qatar Tourism Berthold Trenkel said: “Visitors don’t need a car to explore Doha, as all the top attractions are located accessibly along our metro and tram network. “For example, our vibrant café-lined downtown district of Msheireb connects, via a convenient passage, to the historical Souq Waqif; a walk between both really brings to life Qatar’s fusion of ancient heritage and modern development – a theme prevalent across the country’s society, culture, and architecture. Doha Metro is one of the most advanced train systems in the world. FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ fans will find the metro provides a practical and inexpensive means to attend matches. A journey costs as little as 2 QAR for a one-way trip (0. The system’s red, green and gold lines also link the capital’s best cultural, leisure and shopping attractions. Stops on the red line include Katara, Doha’s go-to destination for arts, culture, and cuisine; West Bay, the city’s skyscraper-laden central district; Msheireb, the downtown sustainable revival of the old commercial district with a fleet of al fresco dining options; and HIA at the end of the line.
The gold line takes passengers to the iconic National Museum of Qatar and Souq Waqif’s bustling marketplace. Finally, the green line stretches from the centre of Doha out to Education City, the country’s hub for learning and education, with university campuses, parks, the stunning Education City Mosque and the Qatar National Library. Accompanying the Doha Metro is a series of tram services that operate in specific city districts. Lusail Tram, which launched at the start of 2022, provides an extensive route around Lusail – Qatar’s sustainable city of the future and the heart of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. Cycling in Qatar has never been easier, with new tracks constantly opening as the government increases the emphasis on healthy and active lifestyles. Most notable of all the routes is the Olympic Cycling Track, which opened in 2020. Next, while the Lusail International Circuit usually plays host to F1 cars and MotoGP bikes, it also opens its five-kilometre track to cyclists, runners, walkers and skaters for three hours of free training every Wednesday evening. For something a little less intense, cyclists can visit Al Bidda Park, which offers five kilometres of smooth riding surrounded by lush natural greenery. A walk around Doha’s Corniche and downtown area is arguably the best way for first-time visitors to see and soak up Qatari culture in a short time.
Starting at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), visitors should stroll around the large park outside the museum, to the nearly 25 metres high ’7′ sculpture by the acclaimed American artist Richard Serra. Nearby MIA Park is Doha Harbour along the corniche, featuring hundreds of dhows. After the corniche, it’s easy to spend a couple of hours immersed in the ambiance of the Souq Waqif, Qatar’s iconic traditional marketplace. At the souq’s exit, a series of staircases and escalators take visitors up into Msheireb Downtown Doha, a walk that blends Qatar’s ancient heritage into its vibrant future. For media-related inquiries, please contact Qatar Tourism’s Press Office on: Qatar is a peninsula surrounded by the Arabian Gulf in the heart of the Middle East, with 80% of the earth’s population within a six-hour flight. Qatar Tourism is the official government body responsible for the development and promotion of tourism in Qatar, facilitating the sector’s exponential growth. This content was issued through the press release distribution service at Newswire.
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