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Old January 11th, 2008, 07:54 AM   #21
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I myself hate Dutch translations of German/French cities etc. But i prefer the English translation in case the original name is written in a non-latin language.

So i prefer Lige, Kln, but also Doha/Beijing, and not Luik, Keulen, Dawhah/Peking.
Actually, Beijing is the correct English transliteration (or rather, in Chinese Pinyin), and Peking is actually the "incorrectly translated" name. It is not that simple in reality, since before 1949 China also used "Peking" (simply because it is easier to pronounce for many Westerners), but Peking is actually very far from the correct pronunciation in Mandarin Chinese, which is conveyed very precisely by "Beijing" (especially if you know the Pinyin system). So in fact, while Doha is the translated name (as opposed to the more accurate Dawhah), Beijing is actually more correctly grouped with Lige and Kln in your post
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Old January 11th, 2008, 03:33 PM   #22
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stop with the language crisis ! this thread is for Doha Highways !

btw guess who is responsible for the works in Qatar ?

Ashghal !

the most important roads U/C are the Salwa Road and Al-Shamal Road both have a high nuber of interchanges compare to the size of the country..... 9-11 interchanges each
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Old December 3rd, 2010, 08:08 PM   #24
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Old December 3rd, 2010, 08:13 PM   #26
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These Qatari pictures reminds me of the excellent infrastructure of UAE, excellent stuff, much better then the roads of UK which are 50 years behind
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Old December 3rd, 2010, 08:17 PM   #28
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These Qatari pictures reminds me of the excellent infrastructure of UAE, excellent stuff, much better then the roads of UK which are 50 years behind
but world cup would anyway be far better in UK. screw roads.
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Old December 3rd, 2010, 08:42 PM   #29
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Speaking of the UK - is it me or does anyone else see a UK influence in the road system in Qatar - the 'keep left' (right) illuminated boxes at junctions shown earlier, the roundabout signage etc
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Old December 4th, 2010, 02:28 PM   #31
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Qatar motorways are really in good shape, very good this underground passage in near Doha?
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Old December 4th, 2010, 04:24 PM   #32
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As far as underpasses can be called beautiful, this one is a beauty
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Old December 4th, 2010, 06:44 PM   #33
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i hate it it looks like cheap interpretation of Arabic art.
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Old December 4th, 2010, 09:36 PM   #34
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As far as underpasses can be called beautiful, this one is a beauty
and awfully clean too.
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Old December 4th, 2010, 10:03 PM   #35
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So now Qatar have the 2022 World Cup, what's planned in terms of new transport links there? South Africa had to do a fair bit, so I'm guessing Qatar will too!
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Qatar already has a rather extensive motorway system. Most of them are in the desert, but Doha could use some improvements. They already have a huge new airport.
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Old December 4th, 2010, 10:41 PM   #37
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I don't know how relevant are for the WC2022 the motorways.

Who exactly will go there with his car? (except other arabs if they qualify).

(what they have, and little upgrade could be enough)

The priority should be mass transit and airports.
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Old December 4th, 2010, 10:48 PM   #38
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The Doha road structure is pretty good, but they lack grade-separation in some areas. Besides that, the city grows like crazy, from 200.000 in the 1980's to almost 1 million today, they could use some infrastructural improvements, including the road network.
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Old December 5th, 2010, 12:28 AM   #39
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Many visitors from other continents will surely rent cars to travel around during visit of WC, and I'm almost sure border controls around Qatar will be much relaxed for travelling around. Bahrain is just a jump away and Dubai is also only a half day drive away.
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Many visitors from other continents will surely rent cars to travel around during visit of WC, and I'm almost sure border controls around Qatar will be much relaxed for travelling around. Bahrain is just a jump away and Dubai is also only a half day drive away.
Huh? Where did you get that information? AFAIK Saudi transit visas aren't exactly easy to get and probably a gamble. Even if you manage to get one, I highly doubt you can take a rental car from Qatar into Saudi Arabia.

I'm sure quite a few people will try to drive from Europe to Qatar in their own vehicle, but if I'm not mistaken, you probably need a carnet de passage for Saudi Arabia.
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