Expat Car Lease, Rental & Chauffeur Service Qatar

Relocation support for all your employee mobility needs!

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A Destination Service Created For Expats Moving to and Living in Qatar

With the foreign professional in mind, we can provide corporate or relocation company paid vehicles. We have included auto insurance and roadside assistance in the lease payments. The employee/expat will work with their own Personal Car Shopper, who will assist them with all their questions, provide quotes and ensure hassle-free delivery of their new car.

Direct Billing Service: ExpatRide will pay for the vehicle on behalf of the expat employee and invoice the employer or the relocation management company.

Note: It is unfortunately not possible for the expat to pay for the vehicle directly to our local partner with our program.

Flexible Expat Lease Terms

12 to 36 months lease agreements.

No Down Payment

The expat employer or RMC is only responsible for the monthly payments

Expat Auto Insurance

Auto insurance is included

Maintenance

Our lease contracts include maintenance

We can assist expats in all of Qatar

All major cities and all smaller cities, we’ll be there for you: Doha , Baladīyat ad Dawḩah, Al Rayyan, Baladīyat ar Rayyān, Umm Şalāl Muḩammad  , Baladīyat Umm Şalāl, Al Wakrah , Al Wakrah, Al Khor   Al Khor, Ash Shīḩānīyah , Al-Shahaniya, Dukhān , Al-Shahaniya, Musay‘īd , Al Wakrah, Madīnat ash Shamāl , Madīnat ash Shamāl, Al Wukayr , Al Wakrah, Ar Ruways , Madīnat ash Shamāl, Umm Bāb, and the list goes on…

Contact us for more information

Please complete the below contact form. We will guide you through the options and the process of delivering a new car to your employee.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you require a down payment to start a lease?

    No, a down payment is not required

  • What documents are needed to start my lease?

    The employee will be responsible for the vehicle. We will need a copy of the employee's passport and valid driver's license before arranging the delivery of the vehicle, and the employee will have to present their passport and sign for the vehicle at the time of delivery.

  • What features are included in the lease?

    The following is included:
    • Maintenance
    • Service
    • Tax

  • How are the monthly payments set up?

    The monthly payments are made via invoice payment. Invoicing can be done in AUD, EUR, GBP, SGD, or USD.

  • I understand most cars in Qatar have manual transmission. Do you have cars with automatic transmissions available through your program?

    Yes, vehicles with automatic transmission is available upon request.

  • Do you have any limitation in what Make/Models you can offer?

    No, we work with most brands but the brands in stock will vary

  • Does ExpatRide specialize in only supporting expatriates, or is it available for short-term and domestic needs?

    ExpatRide’s primary focus is on workforce mobility services. It includes all employee transportation needs, be it short-term international assignments or long-term and permanent moves. We can assist employees moving domestically and internationally.

    For your employees we offer the following services:

    - Airport Transfer
    - Rental Car
    - Daily Chauffeur Service
    - Car Leasing

  • How can ExpatRide support our corporate relocation service needs?

    We work with you to establish a global mobility program for all aspects of car transportation. Aligning customary transportation across continents, budgets, allowances, self-pay, approved vehicles, individually tailored solutions, and centralized direct billing arrangement across all services.

    If you with a Relocation Management Company. We can support and implement the plan mentioned above together with the RMC, including coordinating expense management for your employees, thus utilizing the relocation support services infrastructure already provided to you by the RMC. We work with all the major RMCs and Destination Services Providers.

    Please see more information on our “Corporate page”

  • Do you support Global Mobility HR with their expats’ transportation needs?

    Yes, we can assist corporate human resource divisions in coordinating all transportation needs for their employees on international assignments.

Practical Information on Driving in Qatar

Speed Limits

City roads: 60-100 km/hr
Highways: 120 km/h

Alcohol & Driving

Don’t do it! There is a zero-tolerance policy on drink driving in Qatar, which means that the legal limit is 0.0 mg.

Kids in Cars

All children must be properly restrained in the rear seat. They must be in a car seat that is appropriate for their age and size and properly restrained.

Documentation

Always carry your driver’s license, insurance papers and car registration documents along with you while driving.

Minimum Age

The legal age to drive in Qatar is 18 years old.

Expat Auto Insurance

Car insurance in Qatar is compulsory and it is one of the biggest insurance markets in what is a growing sector in the country. Third-party car insurance is the minimum legal requirement, but you can buy extra cover if you want to.

Phone & Driving

The new law stated that any driver using or holding a cell phone or any other device in hand while driving will pay a fine of approximately Qatari Riyal (QR) 500 , which is equivalent to USD 137.

Seat Belts

In Qatar, the law states that the front seat passengers must wear seat belts while driving on the road. The fine for a seatbelt violation is approximately USD 137 (QR500) and no points.

How to Exchange your foreign driver’s license

Expats from approved countries can exchange their licenses directly to a Qatari one and this is valid for five years. However, the list of approved countries can change, so be sure to check with the Traffic Department for the updated version. Also, keep in mind that the option to exchange a license is only available to expats with residence permits; so, if your Qatar ID is still being processed, you will need to wait until it is complete.


Once everything is ready, go to the Traffic Department at Madinat Khalifa with the following documents:

    • Completed application form (in Arabic, available at Traffic Department)
    • Your original license
    • A letter of no objection from your sponsor, written in Arabic
    • A copy of your sponsoring company’s trade license
    • A copy of your sponsor’s ID
    • Your passport (and copies)
    • Three color passport photos
    • Your Qatar ID card
    • QR 250 fee

Please see more details on the website of Hukoomi.

Note: Information may not be up-to-date. Please check official government information for latest laws and regulations.

We finance many makes and models nationwide

We offer the following car brands Kuwait

Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chrysler, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford,Genesis, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Lamborghini, Lancia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lotus, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mini, Mitsubishi, MG, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Rolls-Royce, Skoda, Smart, Subaru, Suzuki, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo

"So responsive and a pleasure to deal with"

– Neil from Britain, BMW X1

”The service we received was amazing! Out of everything we've had to do with our move overseas, getting our new car was the easiest and most stress-free."

- Jochen from Germany, VW Tiguan

We are here to assist!

    • Start process before or after arrival to Qatar
    • Competitive interest rates
    • Choose from many makes and models
    • Online and phone service saves time and hassle with visiting dealers
    • Intercultural assistance throughout the term in regards to registration, renewals etc.