As fans and teams prepare to participate in the MotoGP™ Qatar Airways Grand Prix of Qatar 2023, Lusail International Circuit (LIC) is sharing these essential guidelines and recommendations for attendees to ensure a smooth and memorable experience throughout the race weekend.

Please note that information and timings are subject to change, spectators are advised to stay updated by downloading the LIC App (available on the App Store and Google Play store) and to check the LIC social media channels for real-time updates.

The full schedule of the weekend track activities is accessible online, including details of all practice and qualifying sessions, support races, press conferences, and special events.

The venue gates will open as follows:

  • Fri (17 Nov): 1 pm to 9 pm
  • Sat (18 Nov): 12:30 pm to 9 pm
  • Sun (19 Nov): 2 pm to 9 pm


Via Metro: The public transportation system has been thoughtfully designed to ensure that attendees reach their destination with ease. A free shuttle service will be available from Lusail Metro – QNB Station (red line) to Lusail International Circuit and vice versa.

The shuttle service from the Metro station to LIC will operate at the following times:

  • Fri: 2 pm to 9 pm
  • Sat: 12:30 pm to 9 pm
  • Sun: 2 pm to 9 pm

The estimated travel time on the shuttle is approximately 20 minutes. The free shuttle bus service is conveniently located on the East side of the Metro Station.

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Via Personal Vehicle: Free parking spaces will be available, but ticket holders are advised to come early to avoid traffic congestion. Fans are also encouraged to use public transport and carpool to reduce possible traffic congestion.

For spectators requiring accessibility support, designated parking spaces will be available in compliance with the disability parking permit. Attendees are requested to use Exit 29B and follow the SPECTATORS signs to reach the designated parking area. Please note that access to LIC will not be allowed from Al Khor Coastal Road.

To conveniently reach the parking area, download the LIC APP and view the maps tab where attendees can follow recommended parking directions based on the ticket category from their location.

Via Taxi and Uber: Uber and Karwa taxis are available at designated drop-off and pick-up points near the venue entry gates until 9 pm, requested via the Karwa or Uber applications.


Security, ticket checks and scheduling

Before entering the circuit, all attendees are required to undergo a security check. It is essential for everyone to review the list of prohibited and restricted items to avoid having any items confiscated. Restricted items can be safely stored in designated offices for collection after the event.

Please make sure that your mobile phones are fully charged, and have sufficient cellular data, as you will need to display your ticket’s QR code at the venue gates.

Ticket scanning is mandatory each time you leave the venue’s security perimeter to avoid re-entry denial. It is important for attendees to ensure that the ticket is valid; all ticket sales are made through the official Lusail circuit website and ticket sales will not be available at the venue.

Unauthorized purchase of tickets from third-party sellers is prohibited.

Fanzone activations

All spectators holding a valid ticket can access and enjoy activities in the Fan Zone. Organising teams and signs will be present to guide attendees in the designated areas seamlessly. The Fan Zone promises to offer entertaining activities and games, suitable for families and children.

Food and beverage vendors will also provide a wide variety of international and local flavours.

There will be something for everyone to experience in the Fan Zone. Some activities include giant puzzles, an opportunity to meet your favourite rider, face painting, 3D doodle, build your lego, simulators, electric motorcycles for kids, and 360-degree video booths.

Spectators will also enjoy cultural experiences at the venue, such as Arabic coffee tasting, oud and bakhoor display, henna, and date palate adventure. Spectators will also get to visit booths of exhibitors and partners to enhance their overall race experience.

Additional recommendations to ensure your comfort throughout the event:

LIC is dedicated to making the race weekend a seamless experience for everyone. Attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and to stay hydrated considering the length and expansive offering of the event.

For parents with children, consider heading to the Info Point located behind the Main Grandstand to obtain bracelets labelled with your contact details to facilitate an easier search for missing kids.

Please adhere to the no-smoking policy, as lighters are among the prohibited items. Smoking is permitted only in designated smoking zones and is strictly prohibited in grandstands, food and beverage areas, and certain activation areas.

The venue will practice a no-tolerance policy towards attendees whose conduct is deemed to be inappropriate at the venue. It is requested for all spectators to respect the guidelines and be mindful of others attending.

For additional information and details regarding the weekend race, visit

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