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The Complete Guide to Waze in Qatar

Mabrook! Qatari Wazer! If you are reading this, then you probably want to learn more about how to use Waze or edit the Waze map. This may be because you want to add a new road or have found a map issue and want to contribute to the Waze community. You have come to the right place! Read up on the general standards and guides referred to here as well as our own guide for editing Qatar's roads before attempting to edit the maps.

About Waze

Waze is a free navigation app for your GPS equipped smartphone. It has the following features:

  • Spoken turn-by-turn directions
  • Spoken street names (Text-to-Speech). [1]
  • Real time traffic reports
  • Real time Gas Prices.[2]
  • Toll road avoidance [2]
  • Free regular updates to the map that you can help make are installed automatically
  • Search for destinations how you like: entire address at once, category, place name, landmark or use the addresses from your contacts
  • Integrated destination search: Google, Foursquare, Bing
  • Support for apps to insert destinations into Waze, such as Localscope
  • Support for multiple languages
  • Gaming elements for fun and integrated social networking
  1. [1], BETA: in selected countries.
  2. 2.0 2.1 [2], Toll Roads and Gas Prices dependent on user contribution.

Read more about the amazing way Waze gets better when you just drive around with Waze turned on.

Getting Started
  • Read the topics on Waze Help Center
  • Get help when you have Waze running but the map shows few or no roads, or streets with no names, or you travel to an unmapped area.
  • Understand the timing of updates, including when you can edit roads you have driven on
  • Edit

If you have problems, try and find your own solution or ask the community for help:

If all else fails, you can email Waze with your problem

Editing Resources for Qatar
  • Qatar/Editing resources - a compilation of suggestions and made into a guide on how we should edit our Waze maps for Qatar. A lot of map issues and update requests are due to incomplete or incorrect information on our map. A lot of these issues could be avoided if we follow the Best map editing practice guide in the wiki. However, some items listed are specifically for Qatar's roads and driving habits.

......Work in progress.....