Buses – The public transportation company known as Mowasalat started its public bus service for the first time in QATAR in October 2005 with new high standard vehicles. Mowasalat network has an outreach to cover all areas within the state of QATAR. Mowasalat public bus service is affordable in a wide range. These buses are available in the main bus station or from any of its bus stops that can be found on the roads. See their website for more details, including route maps: https://eng.mowasalat.com
A bus ride costs QR3. For passengers to pay the bus fare, Mowasalat uses smart cards known as ‘Smartcard 24 Hours Limited’ and ‘Smartcard 24 Hours Unlimited’ are available at QR10 and QR20 respectively and are valid for 24 hours. The cards are available in all major shopping malls and 71 Mowasalat partner merchants across the country. Mowasalat also offers commuters a QR10 bonus when they top up their existing ‘Smartcard Classic’ with QR100.
Tourist Buses: Two tourist buses were recently introduced. One is the hop-on bus run by a private company Dohabus (https://dohabus.com) (“Day Pass” costs QR180 for adults, QR90 for children). This bus goes up and down Doha’s coastline.
The other tourist bus is the one operated by Qatar Museums Authority as a shuttle between Museum of Islamic Art and Mathaf. The buses operate from Wednesday to Sunday from 11am to 5pm and is free. See their website for more details: www.qma.com.qa