Doha- 01-04-2018

The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) is mandated to regulate and develop land transport industry based on Emiri Decree No. 8 of 2016, establishing the organizational structure of MOTC. The Ministry calls upon all companies and individuals licensed to engage in car rental services and private hire car (limousine) services to separate the two business activities from one another and from all other business activities in the commercial registers.

Licensed operators are hereby requested to have:

A separate commercial register for car rental business

A separate commercial register for limousine business

Licensed operators, who hold commercial registers where those two activities are combined together or combined with other activities, have a grace period of six (6) months from the date of this announcement to reposition. In case of failure to comply with this requirement before the grace period expires, all car rental and limousine business activities that are not separated in two commercial registers, shall be considered as violators, delisted and denied license renewal and, consequently, will find themselves compelled to restart new business licensing procedures.

For inquiries, please contact 40451808 – 40451725 within official business hours from 07:00 to 14:00.