GETTING AROUND QATAR copyThe Marhaba map of Qatar, prepared in cooperation with CGIS, is always up to date. You will find it on page 6 of this Guide. A larger version is included in our Pocket Map of Doha on sale for only QR12.

The latest version has the new ‘relief road’ that starts at the Mesaieed Interchange on Salwa Road and goes northwards, crossing the Dukhan Road over a new bridge just east of Al Wajba where a huge new Interchange is being built.

The Relief Road then goes further northwards, skirting Al Rufaa Street for a while, before turning west and meeting Umm Slal Ali and Al Shamal (North) Road at Al Mazrooah Interchange (Exit 16).

Good food lovers may know this road if they bought some really fresh and cheap fruit and vegetables at the Mazrooah Yard recently (also see our latest updated map of the Northeast Coast on page 33).

This ‘Relief Road’ continues as a really useful link between Al Shamal Road (Route 1) and Route 1A (which used to be called the North Relief Road and is now often called the Doha–Al Khor Road).

The new road crosses Route 1A over a new bridge just south of the Losail Racing Circuit and continues into the Lusail City development and construction area.

The new Relief Road means heavy trucks coming from Mesaieed, the Industrial Area and Saudi Arabia can gain access to Lusail City and the North without going through Doha.

The new road, while not an expressway, has two lanes in either direction with safety barriers in the centre section and at the sides. It is well signposted, has smooth ashphalt, and conveniently and safely connects many important traffic points around Doha.

The map on the left is taken from the Marhaba Map of Qatar prepared in cooperation with CGIS.


Author: Terry Sutcliffe

Note: This article has been extracted from Marhaba’s Issue No 61 Winter 2014/15 from the ‘Getting Around Qatar’ section. For more on how to get around Qatar, pick up Marhaba’s Issue No 61 for only QR20 or Marhaba’s Pocket Map for only QR12 from the nearest hypermarket or bookstore to you.

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