Types Of Taxi Services in Qatar
The taxi service in Qatar is monitored by Mowasalat, the national transport company that operates the buses, taxis and limousine service, under the Karwa banner.
Mowasalat offers two types of taxis – the normal taxi and the airport service.
The normal taxis, the new sedan fancy cars, can take on board up to four passengers, at the taxi ranks at different locations, such as commercial centres, clubs, hotels, while special bookings can be made through the centre by dialling 4588888. To keep up with the increasing demand by customers, Mowasalat continues to add new taxis.
The Airport Service fleet consists of static wagon cars that can tolerate nearly six passengers made to fit trips from and to Doha International Airport. The airport taxis are based at Doha Airport 24/7 and all 365 days a year.
As for Mowasalat’s limousine service, it is made to suit the needs of clients, but, has variety of choice. The clients get to choose between a VIP and Standard class vehicles. The VIP Limousine fleet comprises “A” class vehicles, mostly for the business people, or people looking for luxury.
The VIP Limousine vehicles can be hired through the Taxi and Limo Department. The VIP Limousine service is available at Doha International Airport, and at five-star hotels.
Uber cashless taxi
Uber customers create online accounts by providing a credit card number and can either download a mobile app or visit the firm’s website using a smartphone. (Careem also allows clients to book using a computer.)
Using the GPS co-ordinates of the client’s phone – as well as those inside nearby vehicles – Uber dispatches drivers to the customer’s location and provides an estimate of how long it will take the car to arrive.