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Posted On: 15 February 2022 04:00 pm
Updated On: 27 July 2022 03:54 pm

A complete guide to the Lusail Tram

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How much of Lusail have you explored? Did you know that now it’s easier to reach and explore this bustling new city using the Lusail Tram!

The first phase of Lusail Tram services opened for the public starting 1 January 2022. The (ILQ) team has put together a detailed guide for you to help you on your next Lusail adventure! Let’s go!

Which stations does the Lusail Tram currently cover?

Lusail Tram Guide
Image credit: Doha Metro and Lusail Tram

Of the 25 stations across four lines that comprise the Tram network, the first phase of the Lusail Tram features the operation of a part of the Orange Line with six stations.

Lusail Tram guide
Image credit: Doha Metro and Lusail Tram

The stations in the Orange Line are:

  • Legtaifiya
  • Marina
  • Marina Promenade
  • Yacht Club
  • Esplanade
  • Lusail Central
  • Energy City South

What to see & do near Lusail Tram stations?

  1. Legtaifiya
  2. The Legtaifiya station connects Lusail Tram to the Doha Metro.

    Before hopping on to the Legtaifiya Tram station, roam around the area and discover places to visit such as the Diplomatic Club and several restaurants!

    Places to see

    • Diplomatic Club: Visit this recreational paradise and enjoy a ton of activities within the club, from gyms and spas to pools and other water activities! Rates for activities within the club vary depending on membership. Phone: +974 4484 7444
    • Desert Rose Dome: Find igloo-looking tents on the West Bay beach and rent them with your family and friends.
    • La Perla Tents: Have a special gathering in the traditional, modern, and VIP tents. Other activities are also available upon request.
    • Al Sayyad: Feast on amazing dishes inside a vibrant area or al fresco by the beach in Al Sayyad.
    • BBQ Donut: Float away to the sea and grill with your friends in this unique experience at the Diplomatic Club.

  3. Marina
  4. Step out of the Marina Tram station and enjoy the amazing restaurants and attractions within the area.

    Places to see

    • Medium Locale: Grab a cup of coffee or enjoy the sophisticated ambience of this cafe just a few walks from the station.
    • The House Restaurant: Have great food in a comfortable setting from The House.
    • Dr Mood: Get your organic meals here at Dr Mood and fill yourself with dishes from this health-conscious kitchen.
    • Calm Street: Relax at Calm Street and taste their tasty dishes!
    • I Love Lusail Statue: Take a beautiful snap with the "I Love Lusail" signage overlooking the Katara Twin Towers.
    • Lusail Fountain: A water fountain with mesmerizing lights, perfect for photos!

  5. Marina Promenade
  6. Stroll along the Lusail Marina Promenade near the Marina Promenade tram station. With food kiosks, walkways, and kids' playgrounds available, the Lusail Marina Promenade is a must-visit place for families!

  7. Yacht Club
  8. The Yacht Club stop in the Lusail Tram Orange line isn't just for those with yachts, there are a ton of places to see and restaurants to visit nearby, especially at the Lusail Marina Food Arena.

  9. Esplanade
  10. The Lusail Marina Corniche stretches past the Esplanade Tram station. Aside from going on a walk, a run, or just checking out the views, you can also visit many places nearby.

    Places to see

    • Lean N Fit: Get into a modern health-conscious lifestyle with the delicious food available at Lean N Fit.
    • Melted Cafe: Grab a bite of your favourite pastries and more at Melted Cafe!
    • Outlier Specialty Coffee: Chill out and get coffee as you take in your environment at Outlier Specialty Coffee!
    • The Beard Salon for Men: Planning to get a haircut? Visit The Beard Salon for Men, just a few walks away from the tram station.
    • Lusail Marina Corniche: Breathe in the sea breeze by the Lusail Marina Corniche.

  11. Lusail Central
  12. The Lusail Central puts you at the centre of Lusail and its amazing attractions, restaurants, and more. Stepping out of the tram station will land you in front of one of the must-see places in Qatar: the Place Vendôme!

    Places to see

    • Place Vendôme: Filled with luxury stores and fancy restaurants, the exterior of this mall will wow you from the get-go, take tons of photos with your family and friends here in Place Vendôme. Check out the stores that are open here!
    • Hey Salon: Get your clean cut done at Hey Salon, just a few blocks from the Lusail Central tram station.
    • Smash Padel - Fitness Factory: Do you play Padel? Play with your friends and smash your way to the Smash Padel - Fitness Factory near the Lusail Central tram station.

  13. Energy City South
  14. Energy City South tram station places you near Energy City Qatar (ECQ). It is the first-ever integrated energy hub in the GCC and MENA region. The place is filled with amazing architectural designs and many innovation.

What are the service hours of the Lusail Tram?

The tram’s service will operate as follows:

  • Saturday to Wednesday:
    • First tram: 6 am
    • Last tram: 11:10 pm
  • Thursday:
    • First tram: 6 am
    • Last tram: 12:10 pm
  • Friday:
    • First tram: 2 pm
    • Last tram: 12:10 pm

Can you use the Travel Card on the Lusail Tram?

The existing Travel Card is valid on both the Lusail Tram and the Doha Metro with no additional costs.

How to use the Travel Card?

Users can use the Travel Card on board the tram itself. Users of the Lusail Tram must Tap In & Tap Out using the validators on the tram to avoid any extra charges.

What is the cost of the Lusail Tram?

  • The cost per journey on the Lusail Tram is QR 2.
  • The day pass for the Lusail Tram is QR 6. Kindly note that the tram has no goldclub (goldclub is one of the three classes of travel, apart from the Standard and Family, on the Doha Metro).
  • Kids below 5 years old won't need a Travel Card to board the Lusail Tram.

How can you get to the Lusail Tram?

Lusail Tram guide
Metroexpress outside Katara metro station. For representation only.

If you’re on the Doha Metro, you can transfer to the Lusail Tram at Legtaifiya metro station.

You can also use the metroexpress service to and from the Lusail Tram stops. This free ride-sharing service connects the nearby areas to the tram stations.

Passengers who wish to avail of the Metroexpress services would have to download the Karwa Taxi app and click on the Metroexpress tab for them to use Metroexpress as usual. Doha Metro & Lusail Tram notes that the Metroexpress is free to use by passengers of the Doha Metro and Lusail Tram.

Download the Karwa Taxi App here: Google Play | App Store


When will the rest of the services become operational?

The Ministry of Transport (MOT) is yet to announce when the tram service will become fully operational. Stay tuned on (ILQ) for the information.

What was the design inspiration?

Lusail Tram
Image credit: Doha Metro and Lusail Tram

As per Doha Metro and Lusail Tram, the design of the Lusail Tram vehicles was inspired by Al Mehmel (traditional Qatari sailing) with its front shaped like the bow of a vessel. The interior design of the new Lusail Tram stations was developed on 3 levels with the colours relflecting the traditional handcrafted textiles and the stained glass used in local windows.

According to the Doha Metro and Lusail Tram, patterns are derived from gypsum engravings used in local houses, majlis and palaces. Textures of clay used in historical fortresses, towers, souqs are reflected on walls and floors and vintage geometrical ornaments are accentuated and used in multiple locations.

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Cover image credit: Doha Metro and Lusail Tram

Have you used or travelled on the Lusail Tram yet? How was your experience? Do let us know in the comments below. So share this article - it keeps us going!