As the mass exodus of residents from Qatar during the searing summer months commences, more Arab expats are opting to ride the bus home, according to local media reports.
Though the rides can be long – two to three days, for some travelers – the voyage can be relatively cheaper and more comfortable than flying, some residents said.
But because buses must drive through Saudi Arabia, arranging transit visas can be a hassle, some said.
The Peninsula reports:
“The trip to Egypt would take about three days. The buses are comfortable and are equipped with facilities including toilets. Separate seating arrangements are available for women,” said Ouni Fathallah, another Egyptian.
“The trip is not at all boring. There are many stops in between with shops and restaurants. The only problem is that sometimes the departure could be delayed due to the delay in getting the passengers’ documents ready,” he added.
What do you think?
Would you consider soaking in the sights while taking a bus home this summer?
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