Al Ruwais

For Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, see Ruwais.

Al Ruwais, also spelt Ar Ru'ays, is the northernmost city of the Qatar peninsula. With a population of just under 4,000 people, it is little more than a sleepy fishing village, the seaside teeming with local dhow boats. Al Ruwais is part of a conglomeration of towns in the municipality of Madinat ash Shamal, including Al Shamal and Abu Dahlouf.

Get in

Route 101 and 100 buses (timetable) travel from Al Ghanim Bus Station, Doha, to Al Ruwais and its surrounding towns regularly, with the journey taking 2 hours and 2 and a half hours respectively. The first service to Al Ruwais leaves Doha at 6:20am, while the last bus back to Doha departs the bus station at 8:35pm. Be aware that buses can be affected by service changes and disruptions, so it is recommended you call Mowasalat to confirm first on +974 4458 8888.

The journey to Al Ruwais from Doha by road is just over 110km, the furthermost point from the capital in the country. The journey should take about an hour and 20 minutes along the Al Shamal Road.


Rock carving at Al Jassassiyeh




Stay healthy

HMC operates an emergency department at its local clinic here.

Go next

Visit the UNESCO-listed site of Zubarah.

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