Is International Driver's License valid here in Doha?

Is anybody tried to use International driver's license here in Doha? Or do we need to take a half course of driving lesson to get a driver's license?

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RE: Is International Driver's License valid here in Doha?

I second what "UkEngQatar" says above, and will add that the car rental stations at the airport told me that it is only valid for your 1st 7 days upon arrival in Qatar.

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RE: Is International Driver's License valid here in Doha?

Please note, that an International Driving License is NOT a license - it is a translation of the license you currently hold - therefore it is not valid unless you also have your usual license. An international license is issued to simplify things for the licensing authorities in the country you are going to wish to drive in - all it does here in Qatar is speed up the conversion process. The 7 day rule applies to certain nationalities that are permitted to drive here without having to retake their test - providing they enter with a tourist visa - an international license will not help you in this instance, you must always show your original license - if anyone has found this to be different then I will be surprised. And for those nationalities where a re-test is required here, an IL will not help - I believe you just have to grin and bear it and re-take the test again.

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RE: Is International Driver's License valid here in Doha?

International Driving license is valid for 6 months from the date of entry in Doha, provided that you dont have RP here. I'm here on visit visa and driving on International license. Even I had an accident last month and I presented my International License with my passport to the Police officer at Maroor Traffic Police, and they accepted it. So, don't worry and go ahead.

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RE: Is International Driver's License valid here in Doha?

thanks for the information....highly appreciated..

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RE: Is International Driver's License valid here in Doha?

you can use it until you get your ID after its useless... Good Luck

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