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When you book a flight from Adelaide to Doha with Qatar Airways, you’ll be treated to a luxurious and comfortable trip from the moment you check-in to the moment you land. Stretch out in spacious, modern seating designed for your comfort, and enjoy delectable dishes from a menu of award-winning gourmet cuisine along the way. Add the dedicated services of an attentive and efficient cabin crew during your trip to the Qatar capital, and you will have everything set in place for a stylish and memorable journey.
Doha is famous for its cosmopolitan atmosphere and a glittering, futuristic urban skyline that is never still, featuring new architectural landmarks seemingly every day. Apart from its glitzy shopping malls and attractive open spaces, Doha has cultural attractions such as the Museum of Islamic Art, home to vast collections from around the Islamic world. Take a stroll along the famous waterside promenade known as the Corniche, and visit the traditionally vibrant Souq Waqif.
Australia’s fifth busiest airport is modern, well equipped and designed to enhance the customers’ experience from the moment they check in. Situated just 6km from the city centre, the airport is right next to West Beach, a seaside suburb of the city itself.
Characterized by quiet efficiency, the atmosphere at the airport lays the ground for a comfortable journey ahead, making it a very pleasant starting point for customers flying from Adelaide with Qatar Airways. The opening of a new terminal in 2005 led to a cluster of awards, including the airport being named the world’s second-best airport (5-15 million passengers), as well as Australia’s best capital city airport in 2006, 2009 and 2011.
Transportation and parking
The airport is well served by both buses and taxis, which are plentiful, frequent and very well priced. Buses J1 and J2 run to and from the city centre every 15 minutes, while taxis can be pre-ordered by your hotel concierge. The journey time from the city centre to the airport is around 15-20 minutes, depending on the time of day (morning and evening rush hour traffic can cause delays). A multi-storey short-term car park is located outside the main passenger terminal, while long-stay parking is available a little further out, and is served by a shuttle to the terminals every 20 minutes.
At the airport
Customers flying from Adelaide with Qatar Airways depart from the main departure area in the passenger terminal. Indicator boards will give you directions as to which boarding gate your flight leaves from, and be aware that security checks at the airport are very tight. Allow between one and two hours to check-in and clear security.
Facilities and amenities
Business travellers can find a well-equipped business centre on Level 1 offering photocopying, fax and internet services. Elsewhere, free Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport, and there are coin-operated internet kiosks on Level 2.
A wide variety of cafés, snack bars and restaurants serve everything from on-the-go food to more substantial meals, as well as drinks and light snacks. The shopping outlets are plentiful, and there are Duty Free outlets on Levels 1 and 2. A prayer room for devotions is available in the departure area, and there is also a kid’s play area for younger children.
From the luxury departure lounge to the oasis-styled exterior complete with gently swaying palm trees, Doha’s brand new Hamad International Airport is the very epitome of modern elegance.
Hamad International Airport one of the few Middle Eastern hubs to connect with all six continents, putting it at the very heart of the international transport system.
Transportation and Parking
Short-term parking is available at two sides on either side of the terminal, with the Eastern car park more convenient for Qatar Airways passengers.
The bus pavilion is located to the right just outside the entrance to the passenger terminal, and provides regular services into the business and residential centres of Doha.
Chauffeur- driven limousines are available on request, and car rental facilities are also on offer.
Arriving at Hamad International Airport
If you are flying from Doha in First or Business Class with Qatar Airways, the most convenient access to the airport is through Entry Gate 1. Economy class passengers will find it easiest to enter the departure hall through Entry Gates 2 and 3.
Travel from Doha with Qatar Airways and enjoy our dedicated lounges, such as our Oryx Lounge, or Gold or Silver Lounges for frequent travelers. Our premium travelers lounge, Al Mourjan, includes its own duty-free shops, private rest areas and showers.
Facilities and amenities
Free Wireless internet access is freely available too throughout the passenger terminal, along many other facilities, such as prayer rooms, children’s play areas, and hotel desks.
The airport offers a wide selection of facilities, including exclusive retail outlets and an international menu of cuisine from Asian and Arabic through to Italian and American.
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