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The days of stylish air travel live on, with regular flights from Abu Dhabi to Algiers with Qatar Airways providing the comfort and space normally associated with luxury hotels. Relax in the quiet elegance and refined award-winning service aboard our state-of-the-art fleet of aircraft, and enjoy delicious in-flight cuisine served by a friendly and attentive cabin crew. With a series of award-winning services to choose from in-flight, this is the only way to travel.
The capital of Algeria overlooks a wide sweep of sandy bay on the Mediterranean and is over a millennium old. The downtown district is full of all the facilities you’d expect in a dynamic modern city, from plush restaurants to boutique shopping malls. The Old City closer to the shore consists of the famous Medina or Kasbah and is famed for its narrow winding streets and exotic atmosphere.
Winner of the coveted ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ Skytrax Award for three consecutive years, Abu Dhabi airport brings together everything that you could want in a departure point.
Convenience, great facilities and friendly staff make the beginning of your journey as easy and as stress-free as possible. Shop, dine and unwind as you rediscover the joy of international travel.
Transportation and Parking
A total of 1,430 parking spaces are available, with the majority focused around Terminal 3. Here you’ll find an ultra-modern, multi-storey parking area within walking distance of both Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. It has covered, temperature controlled parking bays and air-conditioned pedestrian walkways to both terminals.
Long-term parking is available for a maximum of 60 days. The distinctive, green and white A1 buses depart from the lower curbside outside Terminals 1 and 3 and outside Terminal 2, the Cargo Building and the Police Complex. Car hire, chauffeur-driven limousines and a pick-up and collection services are all available.
Arriving at Abu Dhabi International Airport
If you are flying from Abu Dhabi with Qatar Airways then you will need to head to Terminal 1. An online check-in service is available.
To the left of the entrance gate you can pay for your parking, while airport information is situated to the right, next to the Abu Dhabi information desk.
Facilities and Amenities
Facilities in Terminal 1 are plentiful, ranging from a selection of banks and ATM points, to passenger information and visa collection points (to the right of the second entrance gate).
A selection of shops selling everything from perfume and sunglasses, to books, jewellery and fine leather goods are distributed throughout all three levels of the terminal. Cafés and food outlets serve everything from fast food to light snacks and refreshments.
A fascinating blend of Mediterranean style and North African spirit, the Algerian capital of Algiers has been an internationally important trading post for a millennium.
Today it relies on tourism as much as it does on trade, and welcomes visitors from all over the world who come for its café culture, unique atmosphere and its Casbah. Book a flight to Algiers with Qatar Airways and you’ll discover a city with a warm welcome and an energetic, passionate approach to life.
Residents of Algiers are hospitable and generous, and both business and leisure travellers will find this to be an exceptionally friendly city. Today, modern architecture sits alongside more traditional Moorish design, blending ancient and modern into an eclectic mix of styles.
The must see attraction of Algiers has to be the city’s Casbah, Algiers’ ancient heart that captures a myriad of smells, colours and sounds into a mind-blowing cacophony of uniquely Algerian vibrancy. This part of the city dates back to the 17th century and has been declared an UNESCO World Heritage site, such is its importance.
The Notre Dame d'Afrique is an extraordinary basilica that dates back to the 19th century, but adopts a very traditional North African design. It is a stunning piece of architecture (note that photography is not allowed inside the basilica itself) and a prime example of the Neo-Byzantine style pioneered by French architect Jean Eugène Fromageau.
The truly stunning garden of Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma is an oasis of tranquil beauty in the heart of the city. Laid out in a traditional Islamic style, this garden is beautifully maintained and offers a cool escape from the heat and noise of the city.
Other attractions in this culturally rich city include the imposing Fort Santa Cruz and the spectacular Roman ruins at both Timgad and Djemila.
Flights to Algiers with Qatar Airways land at Houari Boumediene Airport, 12 miles south of the city. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Algiers please check the visa and passport requirements.