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Doha Metro Lines – Travel the Distance with Ease

The Doha Metro Line is tipped to be Qatar's rapid transit system that will be fully up and running by 2019. Hundred stations across 300kms will link you to just about any quarter of the city.

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The Red Line – Cruise the Coast

Various coloured lines provide links to different quarters of the city. The Red Line is called the coast line and runs a total of 40kms between south Al Wakra and Lusail in the north. The line also very conveniently provides a link on terminal 1 to the Hamad International Airport which is just 20 minutes from a well known hotel in Doha, such as the Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara. Banana Island a 13 hectare landmass is 11kms from downtown Doha which will soon be accessible via the 17 train stations along the Red Line. Just about every stop along the coast is covered by the line while the Legtaifiya Station provides transfers to the Lusail Light Rail Line.

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The Green Line – Education Line

The Green Line is alternatively known as the Education Line; since it runs past Education City located between Al Mansoura to Al Riffa on the western edge. The 22 km long line has a total of eleven stops along the way, with the most prominent stops being the Hamad Hospital, the White Palace, the Qatar National Library and Al Shaqab.

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The Gold Line – Historic Line

Crossing a total of 10 stations the Gold Line crosses the Historic Quarter of the city from east to west. The line runs from Ras Bu Aboud to Al Aziziya totalling 14kms in all. Touring Qatar this is the line to be familiar with if you are intent on soaking up some local history. The line stops at the Qatar National Museum a must see when touring the city and the Souq Waqif where you may indulge the holiday shopaholic in you. Remember an experience at a souq will seal your experiences of an authentic Arabian encounter. Al Waab close to the Villagio Mall is another interesting stop along the Gold Line you definitely will want to make.

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Msheireb Station

If you are going to be travelling on the Doha Metro do familiarise yourself with the Msheireb Station which is the largest in Doha. This is where the Red, Green and Gold lines cross; the Gold Line is located underground. The entrance shelter of the station is an iconic landmark well noted for its extravagance and elegance while the loads of visual aids and open space offer easy manoeuvrability within the station from which you can get easy connections across the city. The Msheireb Station is located between Wadi Msheireb and Al Diwan Street.

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Long Distance Journeys

The proposed long distance Metro Rail plans to connect visitors and residents to various cities across Qatar as well as nations belonging to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC); these include the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Oman. Reduction of greenhouse effects is one of the long term benefits of this super line which envisions the reduction of gasses emitted by hundreds of vehicles that will otherwise carry passengers to these destinations.