To address the rise in ridership during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM, the Ministry of Transport and Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) relaxed the requirements for drivers on Uber and other ridesharing applications.
The SC affirmed that until December 20, residents of Qatar are exempt from needing to register with a limousine service or have a “driver” designation on their identification cards before using Uber or other ride-sharing applications.
Residents who are over 21, own a vehicle made between 2017 and 2022, have a valid Qatar ID, and have a valid driving licence now have a way to make money.
Uber announced this in a statement adding, “that individuals living in Qatar, nationals and expatriates, can now sign up on the Uber App as drivers with their private cars, providing them a flexible earning opportunity for the next two months.”
Thani Al Zarraa, Mobility Operations Director, Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, Qatar adds, “We are delighted to work with the Ministry of Transport and private sector players in the ridesharing industry, such as Uber, to help promote a positive experience for international visitors during this historical event and benefit the wider Qatari community. This is an invitation for everybody to show how Qatar’s population powers its economy, particularly by supporting its transport sector during a historic and significant event as such.”