Msheireb Tram is now up and running! And it's free! With the full opening of Doha Metro and now the Msheireb Tram, Msheireb Downtown Doha (MDD), the historical downtown of Doha and "the world's smartest and most sustainable fully built city district" is more accessible than ever.
Located in the heart of Doha, MDD is the flagship development project of Msheireb Properties, a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation. The real estate development company has successfully revived the old commercial district, making it Qatar's new destination for living, leisure, and business.
And with these recent developments in the public transportation of Qatar, getting around is easier not just for residents but also for visitors. If you're not yet familiar with the Tram and Msheireb Downtown Doha, scroll down to know all about them!
COVID-19 UPDATE: Please make sure to abide by the necessary precautionary measures such as wearing a mask, practicing physical distancing, and showing your green status in Ehteraz app before boarding the tram or entering an establishment.
Running around a closed-loop circuit with a 2.12-kilometer track, Msheireb's self-powered trams has 33 seats with onboard CCTV and WiFi. There are currently three trams going around 9 stops, with a tram arriving every 6 minutes.
The tramway network is one of the core features of MDD, planned to facilitate the transportation of residents and visitors around the city in an eco-friendly way. The MDD trams are fully air-conditioned and incorporate special light-filtering glass panels which inhibit over 90% of the heat from sunlight. The trams are also convertible and can be operated as open-air cars during the cooler winter months by removing the large glass panels. This feature is unique to the MDD tramway system.
- Msheireb Properties
Tram Operational Timing:
Saturday to Thursday:
Friday: 4 pm - 9 pm
Last Tram will depart 15 minutes before closing time. Timings are according to the display screens at every stop.
What are the things not allowed inside the Msheireb Tram:
Is there free Wi-Fi onboard? Yes, there's free WiFi for passengers - MDD-Guest
Take the Msheireb station exit no. 5 which is the Downtown East exit and follow the signs until you get to the street. Walk along the left side for a few meters following the signs until you reach Msheireb Downtown Doha. You will see the Msheireb Tram station no. 2 on the right side. There will be a tree-shaped tram stop where visitors can sit while waiting for the tram.
Currently, there is a small park that visitors can enjoy.
This will be the stop to access Al Kharaba street which will feature open-air streetside shopping, specialty food and beverage, and civic amenities to complement the daily needs of the office workers. Al Khail Apartments can also be reached at this stop.
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Msheireb Properties' flagship project is a QAR 20 billion development aimed at "reviving the old commercial heart of the city through a new architectural language that is based on community living, across a 31-hectare (76-acre) site."
Important locations and attractions are nearby, such as Souq Waqif, Corniche, financial district, and Amiri Diwan. Hamad International Airport is 20 minutes away, making this project Qatar's soon-to-be new commercial district.
Key commercial and residential projects inside MDD are Barahat Msheireb, Msheireb Museums, Msheireb Prayer Grounds, Retail Galleria, Department Store, Sikkat Wadi Msheireb (the longest pedestrian street within the project) and Sahat Al Nakheel which will feature a boutique business hotel overlooking the square, as well as an exciting mix of restaurants and cafés.
All 100+ buildings in MDD will be either Gold or Platinum LEED-certified, with the district "adhering to the highest standards of green and smart urban development, creating a sustainable and efficient way of living while decreasing the impact on the environment."
In the near future, MDD will also be the home of Juniverse™, an innovative edutainment park for children that will be the first city in space.
Reference: Msheireb Properties
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