Top 5 Msheireb Tram stations on Downtown Doha
The Msheireb Tram in Downtown Doha (MDD), billed as "the world's smartest and most sustainable fully built city district" is now more accessible than ever.
MDD is the flagship development project of Msheireb Properties, a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation and located strategically in the heart of Doha.
Qatar's latest destination for living, leisure, and business is where I ventured to go out and check especially the Msheireb Tram which is available not only just for residents but also for visitors.
According to MDD the Tram service runs 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.
The Tram Operational Timings are Saturday to Thursday from 9 am - 12 noon and on Fridays 4 pm - 9 pm.
So take this Tram ride with me as we stop at top five Msheireb Tram stations at the Msheireb Downtown Doha.
1. Al Kharaba Street Station
This will be the stop to access Al Kharaba Street which will feature open-air street-side 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. The station houses the Rusk Café and The Ministry of Coffee among other outlets.
2. Wadi Msheireb Station
Wadi 1 residential tower is located in Sikkat Wadi Msheireb, the centre of Msheireb Downtown Doha and the longest pedestrian street there. The tower is also a walking distance from many of Doha’s landmarks, such as the famous Souq Waqif,Grand Hamad Street, and Alwadi Hotel Doha MGallery. Moreover, the neighbourhood features the soon to open Galleria Mall, home to Qatar's first digitally smart Monoprix, and Juniverse; the first city in space theme park in the world.
3. Galleria Station
Souq Waqif Underpass is an underground tunnel connecting MDD with the Souq. There are retail shops along this walkway like Pick and Save Supermarket and Planet Organic. Alwadi Hotel Doha - MGallery by AccorHotels is a 5-star boutique hotel and the first-ever MGallery hotel in Qatar.
4. Heritage Quarter Station
Msheireb Museums, the four revived historic heritage houses in the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha comprising of Bin Jelmood House, Mohammed Bin Jassim House, Company House, and Radwani House. These four houses offer a unique insight into Qatar's history. Entrance fee: FREE, Opening hours: Monday to Thursday; Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm, Friday: 3 pm - 9 pm and Sunday: closed
5. Al Baraha Station
Barahat Msheireb is the largest open-air covered pedestrian square in the region. The square is the heart of MDD and is anchored by the Cultural Forum to the east and the world-renowned Mandarin Oriental Hotel to the west.
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.
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