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DOHA: Corniche Street would be closed from Friday (26 November) until Saturday (4 December) to host fans of FIFA Arab Cup attending the events accompanying the tournament.

“Please use alternative ways to reach your destinations. Stay safe!” the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) said in a tweet.

First Lieutenant Khaled Nasser Al Mulla, Head of the Technical Committee of the Corniche Closure Committee at the Ministry of Interior, has confirmed that a complete plan has been drawn up in preparation for the 2022 FIFA Arab Cup which will start next Tuesday and the Corniche will be closed until 4 December.

In a statement, Al Mulla said: “With the combined efforts of the Security Committee and the Corniche Closure Committee, which is subordinate to the Committee for Transportation and Transport Plans and Operations for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, a complete plan has been drawn up for the closure, starting with engineering work through connecting traffic signals to each other, providing roads with more than 110 directional panels and more than 49 electronic panels on the roads, as well as more than seven construction works on separate intersections on the roads to improve movement and flow during the closure of the Corniche.”

He added, “We have allocated entrances and exits for pedestrians at 11 pedestrian crossings through the Corniche, and the seaside will be completely for pedestrians.”

Events

Al Mulla said that during the Corniche closure, two events would be held: fireworks during the weekend at 8 pm which will last for five minute, and the food festival, which will start at 3 pm. The festival will run from 26 November to 4 December while Al Bida Park Festival would be held from 26 November to 17 December.

On the access roads to the Corniche, he stressed that the Corniche is a major artery, but there is another underground artery, the metro, which includes 37 stations throughout the country and 14 of them have a “park and move” service by parking the car next to the station and riding the metro with ease, to reach various metro stations on the Corniche.

He said: “We also have the Second Ring Road and Third Ring bus service, where the Second Ring service starts from Souq Waqif and has 15 pick-up and drop-off points. As for the Third Ring service, it will also start from Souq Waqif and will include 19 pick-up and drop-off points.”

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