Here are handy maps for the various routes VIPs, VVIPs, delegates and others should follow for the conference. Click here for your guide.
COP18/CMP8 is providing a complimentary 24-hour shuttle bus service between 32 hotels that have been selected as conference shuttle hubs, and the official venues. All leading hotels in Doha are within a few minutes walk of one of the "hub hotels". Use the map and table below to find the nearest hub to your own hotel. In many cases your hotel will itself be a hub. Once you have identified your nearest hub, please take note of it - and crucially your shuttle bus number. This information will assist you in travelling to and from all the COP18/CMP8 official events.
Buses run every 20 minutes at peak times from all hubs, and hourly through the night. Shuttle buses go to both the Qatar National Convention Centre, where the conference is taking place, as well as the Doha Exhibition Centre, which is hosting the Qatar Sustainability Expo until December 7.The shuttle bus service will continue to run half-hourly to and from QNCC until 6pm Sunday, December 9. The last buses to the convention centre leave hotel hubs at 5pm.
Please be advised that the QNCC is a very large venue where walking times to meeting rooms can be up to 20 minutes after arrival and security clearance. Comfortable footwear is advised.
The Shuttle network. Click the maps for larger versions. Guide to hotels and hubs
November 26 – December 7
+ 05.00 next day
All buses will go through the Doha Exhibition Centre (DEC), where you can alight for the Qatar Sustainability Expo, from 10.00 – 22.00. To get off the bus at the DEC you will need to alert the driver by ringing the bell. There will also be a direct shuttle service between the QNCC and the DEC departing every 30 minutes from 10.00 – 22.00.
Twenty-four shuttle buses will go to and from the QNCC via the DEC. Buses from the remaining eight conference shuttle hubs (listed below) will go to the QNCC and then on to the DEC, they will then go from the QNCC back to the eight conference shuttle hubs.
The eight conference shuttle hubs are The Grand Heritage Doha Hotel and Spa, The Torch Doha, La Cigale, Ezdan Village, Millennium Hotel Doha, Wyndham Grand Regency Doha, Holiday Villa Hotel & Residence City Centre Doha and Radisson Blu.
November 26 – December 7
10.00 – 16.00 every 30 minutes The Pearl to Souq Waqif, Souq Waqif to The Pearl
Shuttle service stops at the following for key Doha landmarks / items of interest
The Pearl (http://www.thepearlqatar.com/main.aspx) Katara (http://www.katara.net/english/) Doha Exhibition Center, Museum of Islamic Art (http://www.mia.org.qa)Souq Waqif (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Souq_Waqif)
There are additional services running between the DEC and Katara from 16.00 – 22.00.
Stops at the Museum of Islamic Art vary depending on day and opening hours. The museum is closed on Tuesdays.
Delegates can access this hop on hop off service at the Doha Exhibition Center.
1. Free shuttle transport service is available for any accredited person on a first-come, first-served basis
2. When planning your journey, please allow sufficient time for boarding, travel, disembarking and security procedures
3. Passengers are advised to follow safety instructions. Passengers are advised to safeguard and check their belongings before disembarking. COP18/CMP8 shall not be held responsible for any loss or damage.
4 .All vehicles are non-smoking, are not self-drive, cannot go off road and must stay in the State of Qatar
5. Airport pick up is not provided, please organise this through your hotel or via local Karwa taxi on arrival.
6. The above information may be subject to change