Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • What is is Qatar's largest on-demand car rental super app, making renting a car a seamless and hassle-free process. The super app rents cars starting from 1 day to 12 months.

  • What is Express Booking?

    Express booking is a short-term car rental. Where you can rent a car for a minimum of 1 day to 1 month under the express booking.

  • What is Micro Lease?

    Under Micro Lease, you can rent a car for 1 to 12 months.

  • What is a Car subscription?

    A car subscription is renting a car for 3 months, 6 months & 12 months without any renewal of the agreement.

  • What is Airport rental?

    Book your rental car from any corner of the world and pick it up from all significant Qatar airports. Qatar's major airports include:

      Hamad International Airport - DOH

      Doha International Airport - DIA

  • What is Lease Pro?

    In Lease Pro, you can lease "0 KM" exclusive brand new cars starting for 1 to 3 years direct from dealerships which will soon be implemented in Qatar.

  • Within how many days I will receive the car?

    After booking your rental car from the app or website within 3 hours you can collect or get the car delivered at your doorstep.

  • Can I rent a car for half-day?

    No, Selfdrive's renting duration starts from a minimum of 1 day.

  • What are the rental rates for cars?

    Our rental rates are affordable starting from 125 QAR per day. The rental rates include maintenance, repair, servicing and basic insurance.

  • Are there any hidden or booking charges has? believes in transparency with the customers. We don't have any hidden or booking charges for renting a car.

  • How To Rent From

    Download the Selfdrive app → Choose your location → Select the renting period Choose the car → Upload the documents → Pay using a debit/credit card.

  • Is the Selfdrive app the only mode to book a car?

    No, You can also book from Selfdrive website - or WhatsApp us on +974 44196445.

  • Is there any age limit to renting a car?

    Yes, to rent a car a person must be 23 years or above. (Min Age may be different for High-end Premium Car Models)

  • What are the required documents to rent a car?

    Qatar Nationals Qatar Expats Residents GCC Residents International Travellers
    Qatar ID Qatar ID Resident Country ID Resident Country ID
    Valid Driving License Qatar Driving License GCC Driving License Home Country Driving License
    - - - International Driver's Permit
    - Passport Passport Passport
    Credit/Debit Card Credit/Debit Card Credit/Debit Card Credit/Debit Card

    Please Note: Credit/Debit card must be in the name of the renter and if it's booked on behalf of someone, the cardholder needs to be present at the time of collecting the vehicle to sign the agreement. In case of absence, the payer's signed authorization letter must be submitted.

  • What are the Cars available?

    Currently we have more than 15+ brands and 40+ models and the number keeps increasing depending on the demand.

  • What qualities of cars can I expect?

    The cars you receive are mostly from dealerships, ensuring you get the best quality, well-maintained, clean and sanitized cars.

  • In Qatar, where is Selfdrive located?

    In Qatar, Selfdrive is located in Doha as of now and soon it would be available in Al Khor and Ruwais. In Doha, pick-up counters are present in multiple locations like Hamad International Airport, C Ring Road, Golden Tulip Hotel, Corniche, Premier Inn, Education City, Al Wakra Street and Barwa Village.

  • What is the process I need to complete at the counter location?

    Selfdrive has a simple and hassle-free process to rent a car. Reach the respective counter and show your Booking ID, and documents and pick up the car.

  • What type of cars do you offer?

    We offer all types of cars from hatchback, sedan, SUV, 7 Seater and luxury vehicles.

  • I have booked a car under Airport rental, where can I pick up the car from?

    If you have rented a car under airport rental then you can pick up or drop the car at this location.

    • Hamad International Airport.
  • Can I pay using cash?

    No, cash is not accepted. Selfdrive accepts only debit/credit card payments.

  • Can I hire a driver for the car?

    No, Selfdrive only rents cars. Drivers are not included.

  • Who can drive the car I rented?

    The person who is registered as a driver while renting should drive the car. If you wish to add a co-driver, you can request and submit your driver's document to add a co-driver.

  • Are there any charges to add a co-driver?

    Yes, there is an additional driver fee. The charges depend on the duration of the car you rent.

  • What if I have issues with the car?

    For service and repair, you can request directly in the app. We give a replacement car and take your rental car for service. Additionally, if you need 24/7 roadside assistance you can request it during booking or select the 24/7 roadside assistance option in the app.

  • Should I renew my contract every month?

    The contract will be renewed automatically every month until the end of your renting period. For example, if you rent a Selfdrive car for 4 months your contract will be renewed automatically every month until you do not cancel your booking.

  • Will I be charged if I don't return the car on time?

    Selfdrive offers a maximum of 2 hours grace period for returning the car. In case exceeded, one day's rental charge will be applicable.

  • What if I return the car early?

    No, a refund is not applicable in the case of an early return.

  • How often can I switch the car?

    At the end of every subscription or rental period, you can switch your car. For example: if you rent for 1 month, after completing the duration you can switch to another car from Selfdrive.

  • How long does it take to rent a car from Selfdrive?

    The booking process just takes less than 2-3 minutes and you can pick up from your nearest location within 3 hours.

  • Do you deliver cars?

    Yes, Selfdrive does have a delivery service with an additional charge.

  • Can you pick up the cars from my location?

    Yes, Selfdrive has a pick-up service too with an additional charge.

  • Is there a security deposit amount?

    Security Deposit depends on the type of car you choose to rent. For example, all premium brand cars have a security deposit.

  • How many days will it take to refund the security deposit?

    The security deposit is collected for future fines. The security deposit amount will be initiated within 30 working days after returning the car.

    Please Note: Banks may not send you an SMS confirming the credit of the amount you are requested to check with your card statement or call the bank call center.

  • How do I extend/prepone/postpone my booking?

    You can WhatsApp us on +974 44196445 or email us at, mentioning your booking ID and your requested pick-up date of the car. Our team will check and will respond to you.

  • What is the cancellation policy?

    Selfdrive has different cancellation policies for various circumstances.

      10% of the total invoice cost is applicable if the cancellation is completed before the delivery

      No refund is applicable if the renter intends to cancel the booking after the delivery.

      10% of the total invoice cost is applicable if the booking is cancelled by selfdrive due to non-compliance with proper documents.

  • What type of Insurance is available?

    All rental cars are covered with basic insurance. Basic Insurance covers all the damages that are not your fault. In unfortunate situations, to avoid excess expenses while renting, select the SCDW insurance under additional service while booking your car.

    Please Note: In any circumstances, a police report must be submitted.

  • What is SCDW?

    Super Collision Damage Waiver, all cars in Selfdrive are covered with basic comprehensive insurance. An insurance excess amount is applicable (depending upon the type of the car rented) in case of accident damage or if the renter is at fault. The renter can opt for Super Collision Damage Waiver (SCDW) by paying an additional charge to avoid paying excess insurance in the unfortunate event of any known or unknown damage.

    Please Note: SCDW should be added to your rentals agreement in advance and before the rentals and cannot be amended in between the rental duration or for an extension.

  • Can I use the rental car for off-roading and events?

    Our vehicles are not allowed for Safari/ Fun drives/ Race/ Off-Roading or Advertising. The renter will be held liable to pay all the damages, necessary repairs and towing charges if they fail to adhere to the same.

  • What are the things I need to check while renting a car?

    Please refer to the following:

      Take photos/videos of all the sides of the car.

      Mention any scratch or dent you notice.

      Check the fuel gauge and take a picture for future reference.

      Please check if you have received the car's registration copy.

  • What is the fuel policy?

    The quantity of the fuel should be the same level as at the time of renting. If any customer fails to return the car with the same level of fuel, a certain amount will be charged.

  • What to do in case of an accident?

    In case of an accident or damage to the car, kindly contact the police and arrange for a police report. It is the responsibility of the renter to obtain the police report. Failing to provide the same, the renter will be responsible for the entire cost of the damage incurred.

  • Do rental cars have a Mileage Limit?

    Yes, all rental cars have a mileage limit and it depends on the duration you rent.

      Daily/weekly - Starting from 171 KM /day

      Monthly - Starting from 3500 KM /month

      Airport Rental - Starting from 171 KM /month

  • Can I request additional mileage?

    Adding additional mileage is possible only on selective cars. Additional charges will be added for additional mileage.

  • Will I be charged for excess use of mileage?

    Yes, you will be charged per km for excess use of mileage.

  • What If the car is locked with the key inside or if the key is lost?

    In case of such circumstances, if the car is locked for some reason we will provide you with the spare key for which service charges will be additional. If the customer loses the key, manufacturing cost & service charge will be collected.

  • How can I contact you?

    • Selfdrive can be contacted in the below-mentioned details:
    • WhatsApp: +974 44196445
    • Email: