Qatar Grand Prix 2023 | Accommodation & Transportation

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 19 September 2023 Last update: Friday، 13 October 2023
Qatar Grand Prix 2023 | Accommodation & Transportation

The Qatar Grand Prix is back in 2023. It will be whizzing into Doha from Friday, October 6th, until Sunday, October 8th, after a hiatus in 2022 due to the World Cup. It follows Singapore, Bahrain and Sakhir Grands Prix as the fourth full-night race on the Formula 1 calendar, and if you are wondering where to stay during the event or how to get there, this article is for you!

The Qatar Grand Prix 2023 will take place at the 5.4km Lusail International Circuit, which is located around a 30-minute drive north of Doha.

The closest accommodation to the circuit can be found in the rapidly expanding city of Lusail, on the coast about 10 kilometers south. Lusail has several beautiful hotels such as:

  • The Mondrian Doha
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Doha 
  • Le Royal Méridien Doha
  • The Fairmont Doha 
  • Raffles Doha
  • Staybridge Suites – Doha Lusail 
  • Velero Hotel Doha

Qatar Grand Prix 2023 | Accommodation & Transportation

A little further south is the man-made Pearl Island, which is also home to several international brand hotels, such as:

  • Hilton Doha The Pearl 
  • Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl

Note that the area around Lusail and Pearl Island also offers a good selection of serviced apartments at reasonable prices on race weekend.

Meanwhile, if you prefer to stay in Doha, there are two main areas worth considering as your base for race weekend; West Bay, and Downtown Doha. Downtown Doha also offers the cheapest accommodation for fans on a budget and is closer to Doha Airport.

West Bay: Doha's commercial, financial and diplomatic area offers the best mix of quality hotels, shopping, restaurants and nightlife. Some of the best hotels at West Bay include:

  • The Four Seasons Hotel Doha 
  • Hilton Doha
  • Wyndham Grand Doha West Bay Beach
  • Kempinski Residences & Suites Doha 
  • Centara West Bay Hotel & Residences Doha
  • Retaj Al Rayyan

Qatar Grand Prix 2023 | Accommodation & Transportation

Downtown Doha: The oldest part of the Qatari capital gives easier access to the airport. Some of the best hotels that can be found there include:

  • The Mandarin Oriental Doha
  • Park Hyatt Doha
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Doha Downtown
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Doha Old Town
  • Four Points by Sheraton Doha 
  • dusitD2 Salwa Doha

Qatar Grand Prix 2023 | Accommodation & Transportation

How to get to Lusail International Circuit?

Public transportation

For people using the Metro, there will be frequent shuttle buses running between Lusail Metro Station and Lusail International Circuit. The expected shuttle travel time from Lusail Metro Station to Lusail International Circuit may take up to 40 minutes.

Taxi and ridesharing

There will be a designated taxi/Uber drop-off point at the circuit. A taxi from the West Bay area of Doha to Lusail International Circuit will take about 25 minutes.

Important information to know about the Qatar Grand Prix 2023

The Qatar Grand Prix 2023 is the second edition of the F1 race in Qatar after it was held for the first time in 2021 at the Lusail International Circuit, with Lewis Hamilton taking the win for Mercedes in 50 laps, beating second-place Max Verstappen by almost 30 seconds.

This year's Grand Prix will see a full crowd for the first time, with around 50,000 F1 fans expected to watch the race.

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