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Official Doha Hamad Airport Taxi Recommendations

IHateTaxis.com recommends the official Doha Hamad Airport taxi service.

A taxi from Doha Hamad Airport is a convenient way to get to your destination.

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Official Doha Hamad Airport Taxi Rates & Fares

Doha Hamad Airport taxi rates given here are in the local currency (QAR or Qatari Riyal). Use our currency converter or the cheat sheet to the left if you would like to convert to your currency. Note that Doha Hamad Airport taxi rates given here are for official taxis and unofficial or pirate taxis (discussed below) may be different. Drivers may also accept USD, but make sure to confirm.

  • QAR 46 is the approximate fare to get from the Doha Hamad Airport to downtown.


    During your stay in Doha, if you feel sure about the fare, you can negotiate it up front, but it is generally advisable to insist on a meter. For nearly all journeys within Doha the tariff should be set to '1', and for journeys at night or outside of Doha it should be set to '0' (airport taxis have a single tariff).

Doha Taxi Payment: Cash • Credit Cards
  • Always confirm with your Doha Hamad Airport taxi driver if they take credit or bank cards and if there are any card fees.

Drivers may also accept USD, but make sure to confirm
Doha Taxi Tipping Recommendation: Tipping optional, QAR 5

Official Doha Hamad Airport Taxi Details

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Doha Hamad Airport taxi services are anticipated to be readily available upon opening. 


Travel time from Doha Hamad Airport to West Bay is about 30 minutes.


In Doha itself, you will find that the demand for taxis far exceeds the supply. During the morning rush, even booking ahead 24 hours can be unreliable, as the scheduled taxi often doesn't show up. At other times, expect upwards of 90 minutes, or more, for an on-call taxi to arrive. Hailing a taxi is next to impossible. The best places to find a taxi, other than the airport, are at major malls and international hotels.

 Unofficial Doha Hamad Airport Taxi Service or Hire Points


The acute shortage of taxis in Doha has led to a thriving market for unlicensed, or unofficial, taxi services, most with a steady clientele. For visitors, the best way to find a reliable driver is to ask around – many residents, particularly expats, hire such drivers regularly and will happily share contact information.

IHateTaxis.com recommends the unofficial Doha Hamad Airport taxi service.

If you receive a recommendation for an unofficial taxi driver from a friend or other trusted source, this can be a reliable way to get around Doha.

 Pirate Doha Hamad Airport Taxi Serivce


Not a "pirate taxi" per se, but sometimes a local driver will stop and offer to give you a ride if he or she sees you looking lost on the side of the road. If a driver slows down and flashes their headlights, they are signalling they're willing to give you a lift; beckon them over with a wave, if you wish. It is customary to offer some money at the end, though they will usually refuse to take it. Accepting a ride has its risks, however, and and is not an advisable practice for solo women.

 Doha Hamad Airport Taxi Scams

Reports of tampered meters are on the rise (look for black tape or paper), as well as reports of drivers locking the doors or refusing to open the trunk without extra payment. Technically if the driver refuses to use the meter, the ride should be free. If you have problems, you can call the police at 999, at which point the driver will suddenly be very cooperative.

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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2024