Your guide to visiting INDEX Design Qatar

Preparing your journey to Qatar is now a breeze. Continue reading to find details about accessing the venue, discovering Qatar and important tips for a secure visit to the exhibition.



The Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC), is an iconic venue that is easily accessible located in Doha's West Bay delivering you into the heart of one of the Gulf's most prominent business districts.

Surrounded by the city's leading hotels and entertainment spots, the DECC is a hub for international trade, set amid all the comforts and amenities the international business traveller can expect from a capital city.

  • A strategic and central location in the West Bay district in Doha
  • Convenient access: just a 20-minute drive from the airport, with 2,800 car park spaces onsite
  • A premium environment, including shopping malls and major attractions within the vicinity


The Doha Exhibition and Convention Center is located in West Bay, the heart of Doha's business district, and whether you are arriving from the airport, or visiting our venue from within Qatar, reaching the DECC has never been easier.



Traveling to Qatar has never been easier with the award-winning Hamad International Airport and the 5-star Qatar Airways, offering direct flights to more than 150 destinations. Once you arrive Doha, DECC will be only 20 min drive from the Airport. Click here to book your flight with Qatar Airways.



If you’re driving from Hamad International Airport, simply head West and follow the F Ring Road, then Ras Abu Abboud Expy and finally Al Corniche Street to DECC. Once you arrive at the DECC you can utilise our underground secured and climate-controlled 24/7 automated paid parking facilities.

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  1. Taxi: Karwa taxi services can be booked in advance by calling the call center on +974 800 8294. For on-arrival booking, simply approach the Karwa taxi kiosk located in the Arrivals hall.
  2. Public Bus: Doha’s bus network connects the Airport to various destinations across the city including the DECC. Bus route to DECC: Route 777 / Frequency: 20 minutes / Fares: QAR 5.
  3. Doha Metro: DECC Metro station on the red line is next to the Doha Exhibition & Convention Center and only 23.5 minutes / nine stops from Hamad Airport Metro station.



Arts and Culture

With its world-class museums, iconic galleries, and vibrant street art, Qatar showcases a thriving and dynamic art and cultural landscape.


Adventure and Sports

For those seeking an adrenaline rush, Qatar is a paradise offering thrilling adventures on land, at sea, and in the air. From desert safaris to water and aerial activities, there's something for every adventure enthusiast.



From traditional Souqs to exclusive boutiques and internationally renowned luxury brands, shopping in Qatar is elevated to an art form, where opulent boulevards showcase the finest jewelry, fragrances, and fashion, while time-honored Souqs offer an array of textiles, handicrafts, musical instruments, and personalized perfumes.



Qatar Cuisine

The Qatar cuisine represents a harmonious fusion of culinary influences from India, Persia, Lebanon, North Africa, and beyond. Much like Qatar's ever-changing landscape, its culinary traditions continue to evolve.



Dress Code

Dress codes in Qatar are generally lenient, but all visitors, including both men and women, are encouraged to demonstrate respect for the local culture by refraining from wearing overly revealing attire in public. It is typically advisable for both men and women to ensure that their shoulders and knees remain covered.



The Qatari riyal is the exclusive currency used throughout the country and can be easily acquired through ATMs, which are widely accessible in shopping malls, hotels, and in and around Doha. It's important to note that the Qatari Riyal is fixed at a pegged rate against the US Dollar, with an exchange rate of QAR 3.64.


Internet Connectivity

Qatar proudly holds the distinction of being the world's inaugural nation to implement a commercial 5G network. Complimentary Wi-Fi services can be accessed at Hamad International Airport and in numerous public areas, including shopping malls, restaurants, and parks.

Looking for places to stay?

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