FANS ADVISED TO PLAN THEIR JOURNEY FOR FIFA ARAB CUP SEMI-FINALS

Fans attending the FIFA Arab Cup semi-finals on Wednesday 15 December are encouraged to plan their journeys ahead of time and set off early for the matches.

The gates for both matches will open three hours before kick-off. Fans are encouraged to use public transport to ease congestion on the roads. The general public should note that roads around both stadiums will be busier than usual during the lead-up to kick-off and after the final whistle. Businesses located in the vicinity of both stadiums should plan accordingly.

After the matches, fans are advised to remain in the stadium precincts in order to help the flow of traffic. Here is the key advice in relation to both matches:

Tunisia v. Egypt at Stadium 974 (kick-off 6 pm)

Doha Metro

Take the Gold Line to Ras Bu Abboud Station (free travel available to Fan ID holders). Non-Fan ID holders should arrive early to buy their travel card.

Stadium Express Bus Services

Available from Khalifa Street and Souq Waqif bus hubs, starting from four hours before kick-off and running until 90 minutes after the final whistle (free travel available to Fan ID and match ticket holders).

Taxi and rideshare

Designated drop-off area available near 974 Stadium.

Private vehicle

Park at the designated park & ride sites near Umm Ghuwailina and Free Zone Metro Station where a dedicated shuttle bus will transport you to the stadium.

Alternatively, parking is located within a 20-30-minute walk of the stadium. Search for the car park number in Google Map or Waze.

Drivers should follow local signs when they approach the stadium. Park only in the official car parks and follow the instructions of the stewards.

Accessibility

Accessibile parking is located within close proximity of the venue.

Qatar v. Algeria at Al Thumama Stadium (kick-off 10 pm)

Doha Metro

Take the Red Line to Free Zone Station before taking the metro shuttle (free travel available to Fan ID holders). Non-Fan ID holders should arrive early to buy their travel card.

Stadium Express Bus Services

Available from Khalifa Street and Souq Waqif bus hubs, starting from four hours before kick-off and running until 90 minutes after the final whistle (free travel available to Fan ID and match ticket holders).

Taxi and rideshare

Designated drop-off area available near Al Thumama Stadium.

Private vehicle

Parking is located within a 20-30-minute walk of the stadium. Search for the car park number in Google Map or Waze.

Drivers should follow local signs when they approach the stadium.

Park only in the official car parks and follow the instructions of the stewards. 

Accessibility

Accessible parking is located within close proximity of the venue.

SOURCE – https://www.gulf-times.com/story/706237/Fans-advised-to-plan-their-journey-carefully-and-s

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