Possible Fare hikes looking for Qatar taxis

The cost of catching a taxi in Qatar could go up to offset the 30 percent hike in petrol prices that took effect over the weekend, franchise operators have said.

On Thursday afternoon, Qatar’s state fuel company Woqod issued a memo to all petrol stations across the country to increase prices to QR1.3 for super grade and QR1.15 for premium.

The increase was implemented within hours and pushed prices up between 30 and 35 percent overnight.