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Arrive in the famously ancient and endlessly fascinating capital of Egypt with Qatar Airways flights from Melbourne to Cairo. Enjoy comfortable and stylish air travel, with ample cabin space, delicious cuisine, and thousands of in-flight entertainment options.
Standing on the banks of the legendary Nile River, Cairo is an ancient city overflowing with attractions for the visitor. These include the excellent Egyptian Museum, one of the best in the world if you have any interest in ancient history, and of course you’ll be close to the Giza pyramids and Sphinx, iconic monuments by any standards. For upmarket shopping, visit Gezira Island, and there are fine restaurants downtown.
This award-winning airport is one of the most popular in Australia, taking business and leisure travellers to destinations all over the globe. Qatar Airways flights from Melbourne take you to our hub in Doha, and the sheer comfort and luxury of Melbourne Airport means that your journey is a pleasure from the very start.
Aboriginal art decorates the airport terminals, while modern shopping options provide you with those last-minute gifts and souvenirs.
Transportation and parking
Short-term parking is available close to the main terminal, while longer-term options are also available. Business parking is just a few metres from the main building, and pick-up and drop-off points are located outside the main entrances.
A bus service runs from the long-term parking area to the main terminal. The Skybus to, and from, the airport runs from the city centre every 15 minutes, while other bus services run throughout the day. Taxis are plentiful, and a pre-book limousine service and car rental are also on offer.
Arriving in Melbourne
Qatar Airways flights from Melbourne depart from Terminal 2, which handles all outbound international flights. An expansion scheme was completed in 2012, providing greater space for retail outlets and passenger lounges.
Because Qatar Airways uses the new A380 Airbus, most departures will be from Gate 9 and11.
Facilities and amenities
The Air Lounge in Terminal 2 offers passengers a relaxing location to grab a quick bite before boarding their Qatar Airways flight from Melbourne.
A number of Australian produce outlets are also located in Terminal 2, as well as luxury accessories retailers and shops selling everything from surfing paraphernalia to perfumes and watches. There is also a large number of food options, from small cafés to excellent restaurants serving international cuisine.
What can you say that hasn’t already been said about this extraordinary destination? Fly to Cairo with Qatar Airways and you will be stepping into one of the world’s largest open-air museums. Dominated by the Giza Pyramids in the distance, Cairo is a modern, thriving city that welcomes visitors from around the world.
In the heart of this ancient city you’ll discover souks, markets, museums and cultural attractions that make it one of the most diverse and fascinating destinations. Egypt is a historic and culturally-rich country, and a flight to Cairo with Qatar Airways will give you the chance to discover it for yourself. One trip is never enough.
Egypt is one big tourist attraction – and each location is unique. Once you’ve explored the markets and souks, then a visit to the famous Al-Azhar Mosque –the world’s oldest university – should be next on your itinerary.
If you want to get a great overview of the city then head to the Cairo Tower on Gezira Island. For a glimpse of the extraordinary history of this country the Egyptian Museum in Midan Al Tahrir (or Tahrir Square) has the best collection of Egyptian antiquities in the world, including those incredible jewels and treasures from King Tut’s tomb.
Once you’ve had your appetite for ancient Egypt wetted, head on to the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx, Egypt’s main tourist attractions.
A trip to Cairo must include a visit to Abdeen Palace, home of King Farouk, and Khan El Khalily, the main souk in Cairo.
Flights to Cairo with Qatar Airways land at Cairo International Airport. 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 Cairo please check the visa and passport requirements.
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