About C-Ring Road
Getting around in Doha is not all that hard – outside of rush hour that is! The beauty of Qatar’s Ring Roads is they take you literally almost everywhere, in a circle, around the city. Living in Qatar is made super simple when you know your way around. Here’s number 2 of the city, what you’ll find on C Ring Road, and a bit of its history for context. For more neighbourhoods, visit our Doha City Guide.
Both an important pillar to Doha’s development and a major connection route around the city – it’s name didn’t come from thin air. C-Ring Road – a road that’s shaped like a ring and the third of it’s kind. As any city comes to be, road rings are built for easy access; a route around Doha, literally. If you want to get to some of the hottest restaurants, hotels, and malls, you’ll want to know your way around C-Ring road for visiting or living in Qatar.
What’s On The Other End?
What’s C-Ring road connected to? It’s not just a one way street – C-Ring eventually tapers off on either end. On one end it turns into the notorious Corniche Road, and the other Ahmed Bin Ali Street. If you’re heading south on Corniche Road, you’ll eventually end up on C-Ring. Similarly, if you keep on the same route, you’ll take C Ring back up north to Ahmed Bin Ali Street. And so, you’ve driven a complete ‘U’ around Doha.
What’s On C-Ring?
So much. As you can imagine, if you’re driving around the city in a circle, you’ll see a whole lot on your way. As for the Doha hotel scene, it’s abundant on C-Ring Road. From 5 star Hotels like La Cigale, to some of the best residential towers like Al Mana Towers. Whether your looking to visit Qatar, or stay a while, C-Ring is a great option with easy access to the rest of the city. Living in Doha requires one major consideration – to be in the midst of it all. Otherwise, you’re looking at long commutes with some frustrating traffic jams. Avoid it all by living close to work and your most visited locations. Here’s a short list on some accommodation you can find on C-Ring, starting from the end of Corniche Road and working our way back up to Ahmed Bin Ali Street.
A luxury hotel, currently under construction. Word is, by 2019, Samrya should be up and running smoothly. We’re big fans of this hotel and we’re not the only ones! With 17 Google reviews, Samrya has established a 4.5 rating. Not bad at all. The even better news is, if you’re making plans to visit Doha in 2019, you can be one of the first to stay at this lavish hotel. Be sure to let us know how you felt about it!
What do you expect from Warwick? Nothing but greatness with a 4 rating on Google from 246 reviews. Strato is a great choice, just minutes from Hamad International Airport – no wonder it’s a ‘go-to’ for those just passing through. Comfy beds, free-wifi, and a focus on well-being can be found here. Their La Zanita restaurant serves up international contemporary cuisine and is open 24/7 for those hungry coming in on a late flight. Love their Shisha bar that serves Arabic mezze and of course, shisha, on the rooftop with a great view. Wellness calls for a 24/7 gym, rooftop pool, and separate male and female saunas.
This hotel is for those who enjoy some green scenery, as it’s just opposite Muntaza Park. It’s location is, in a word, convenient – close to Corniche, Doha Exhibition & Convention Center, Qatar National Convention Center, Aspire Zone, Katara, & Souq Waqif. To sum up, everything from business to leisure is covered in close proximity. Dining here is just as good, with 24/7 international cuisine at Lagenda, Chinese & Japanese cuisine at D’Chopstix, beverages and desserts at Lobby Lounge, and lastly, sports entertainment at Kafe Ole. Note: Japanese cuisine at D’Chopstix is only offered Tuesdays through Sundays. 4.1 stars on Google with over 1300 reviews.
Al Mana Group is known for its real estate ventures and they do it quite well. Location is everything here, as Al Mana Towers on C-Ring is close to everything you might need living in Qatar, not to mention close to another major roadway, Salwa Road. Being on a major roadway adds both value and some great views! We have a few Doha apartments for rent in this tower.
This 5 star hotel has garnered over 1800 reviews on Google and performed quite well with 4.4 stars. One of the highest rating Doha Hotels, it offers much to do in dining and entertainment. Le Cigalon offers a buffet breakfast and a la carte lunch & dinner options – open 6am to 11pm. All you can eat sushi at Yen Sushi Bar for just QR 149, or enjoy the a la carte menu between 11:30am to 11:30pm. Try the nightlife scene at Sky View – you’ll need reservations and smart casual attire. Open 6pm to 2am, but make sure you get there before 1am, or you’ll have to come back the next day! Madison Piano Bar offers live Arabic music on Thursdays & Fridays, whereas Sundays are ladies night. Come dressed in smart casual clothes between 6pm to 2am.
I Live in Qatar – What Else is on C-Ring Road?
It definitely doesn’t end at Doha Hotels, fine Dining, and nightlife. C-Ring Road is home to:
- Aster Medical Center
- The Ministry of Labour
- Nando’s Financial Square
- Qatar Automobile & Touring Club
- Public Nurseries Park
All things considered, C Ring road is a pillar for living in Qatar. There’s something for everyone, ranging from necessities, business, nightlife, dining, and Qatar living. You may not like the traffic in peak hours, which are 7am to 10am and 5pm to 8pm, by the way. But on the whole, you gotta love C Ring for where it takes you – which is pretty much everywhere. Happy driving!
What’s your favourite place to visit off C Ring road? Let us know in the comments!
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