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A motor city for used cars in Qatar?

A motor city for used cars in Qatar?

Yes, you heard it right. Barwa Real Estate group has announced the development of a ‘Motor City’ that would include showrooms, garages, service centres and an auction area for used cars in Qatar.

The Motor City will be located near Rawdat Rashid, off Salwa Road, and will cover an area of 1.15 million sq.m.

The project will include other features, such as:

  • Racing track
  • Offices for Traffic Department, Technical Testing
  • Offices for Ministry of Interior, Civil Defence and Ministry of Municipality,
  • Banks
  • Car insurance offices
  • Commercial units
  • A hotel
  • Staff accommodation for families
  • Workers accommodation
  • A driving school
  • Rent-a-car services

Read the full article in The Peninsula here.

A solution to used-car racketeering

The practise of buying used-car market is quite rampant in Qatar, especially among the expat community. Since authorised dealers charge a premium, many look at direct sale with the owner through online forums, only to be fallen prey to used car racketeering.

Read the harrowing experience of one such resident in an earlier JustHere article here.

Will the establishment of an authorised Motor City for used cars put an end to this black market? Let’s wait and see.

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