Experience the quintessence of Qatari luxury and hospitality with flights from Bahrain to Mashhad with Qatar Airways. With a cabin crew that have won awards for their commitment to service, and a fleet of state-of-the-art aircraft that are spacious and comfortable, we will do everything we can to ensure your journey, whether for business or pleasure, reaches the very highest standards of air travel.
Regarded by many as the holiest city in Iran, Mashhad is rich with cultural intrigue and historical significance. Visitors flock from around the globe to discover treasures such as the Imam Reza Shrine Complex, or take a stroll around the city’s verdant parks and bustling traditional markets and eateries. This second largest city in Iran also welcomes many business travellers, as well tourists, and whatever the reason for your visit Qatar Airways would love to take you there.
Bahrain Airport is undergoing a massive expansion, with two new terminals due to open soon. A host of carriers, including Qatar Airways, are already making Bahrain one of their focal departure hubs.
Bahrain Airport’s elegant and peaceful Dilmun Lounge and a host of services designed to make your trip more convenient and relaxing have made Bahrain one of the favourite departure points for passengers flying from the Middle East.
Transportation and parking
Passengers arriving at the airport by car may be dropped off with their luggage at the front of the terminal at the departures level. Car parks are located directly opposite the terminals for fast access to both check-in and arrivals.
A fleet of taxis are on stand-by to transport you to and from major centres, such as Muharraq, Manama, Saar and Riffa, while luxury limousines can also be hired.
All major rental car agencies are represented at the airport, and rental car desks are located in the public arrivals concourse on the ground floor of the terminal.
Arriving at Bahrain International Airport
Airline check-in desks are located directly in front of the escalators and lifts on Level 1.
Check-in for Business and First Class passengers is located to the left of the main foyer, while VIP travellers will be directed to the exclusive VIP Gate.
Facilities and amenities
Throughout the terminal you’ll find an excellent selection of amenities and facilities. A large duty-free area is positioned directly behind the check-in counters, while the exclusive Gulf Air lounge and Irish lounge are situated on Level 2.
Iran’s holiest city is a remarkable destination for Muslims and non-Muslims alike. This ancient city has a pivotal role in one of the world’s major religions, making it a key location on the cultural map of the Middle East.
Its location in the heart of the Khorasan province means that Mashhad benefits from year-round cool temperatures. Book a flight to Mashhad with Qatar Airways and you’ll discover a vibrant and welcoming destination that also provides a fascinating insight into the Shi'ite culture.
The most important location in the city is the Imran Reza shrine, one of the holiest sites to shi'ite Muslims after the Holy Kaaba in Saudi Arabia and Karbala in Iraq. Please note that photography at the shrine is strictly forbidden.
Like many cities in Iran, Mashhad has some beautifully tranquil open spaces, representing the importance of natural beauty and gardening in particular to the Persian culture.
These parks also tend to be home to the tombs of important historical figures, such as the tomb of Nadir Shah. Mellat Park also has some more modern attractions for children such as the tallest Ferris wheel or fanfar in Iran, while Koohestan Park-e-Shadi Complex includes a well-run zoo.
The tomb of Khajeh Rabi' is located 6km north of the city, where you will also find some beautifully preserved inscriptions by the renowned Safavid calligrapher Reza Abbasi.
As you travel around the city you will notice a number of sculptures. Mashhad has a history of public art, which is celebrated every year around Norouz, the Iranian New Year. Each year, the city's artists gather together in a competition to capture the best city element of Norouz in sculpture. The winner’s sculpture will remain in situ for the rest of the year, with other pieces dotted around the city’s parks.
Flights to Mashhad with Qatar Airways land at Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz 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 Mashhad please check the visa and passport requirements.
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