Book a flight from Basra to Beijing with Qatar Airways to experience a whole new world of quality air travel. Recline and stretch out in seats that provide you with plenty of relaxation space. While you travel with Qatar Airways, take the time to sample one of the best menus of delicious cuisine in the skies, and take your pick from a list of award-winning in-flight services of exceptional quality. Dedicated cabin crew make sure you have everything you need to enjoy your trip to China’s historic capital.
Beijing is one of the world’s oldest cities, with a history going back three millennia and more. Its great cultural attractions include the legendary Forbidden City, seat of imperial power during the Ming and Qing dynasties, and the more recent mausoleum of Chairman Mao in Tiananmen Square. You’ll also find the impressive Museum of China here, with its huge collections of priceless cultural relics. Beijing is also renowned for being one of China’s most modern cities, with soaring office blocks and glitzy shopping malls, and it also has many fine restaurants.
Basra International Airport is Iraq’s second-largest transport hub, serving the southern region of the country and the ancient city of Basra. A smart, efficient and safe airport that puts the wellbeing of the customer first, it is also an internationally important transport point connecting Iraq to the rest of the world. Customers flying from Basra with Qatar Airways will find it to be a pleasant and welcoming departure point, making Basra an excellent starting point for any journey. Parts of the airport are still undergoing reconstruction, but this shouldn’t impact your journey.
Transportation and parking
Although buses do run to and from the airport, it is more practical for customers travelling with large amounts of luggage to pre-arrange a taxi with their hotel concierge service. Parking is very limited, and while there are short-term car park spaces close to the terminal, longer-term parking is very restricted.
At the airport
Customers flying from Basra with Qatar Airways depart from the main Departures hall in the terminal. There are lounge facilities for customers, with a premium lounge available for First and Business-class passengers. Be aware that security is exceptionally tight at Basra Airport, and checks take some time to complete. Ensure you arrive at least two hours before your flight is due to depart to check-in and clear security checks.
Facilities and amenities
Facilities and amenities in the airport are a little limited. Food and beverage vendors supply passengers with drinks and light snacks, and a few limited retail outlets sell magazines and other in-flight accessories. A baby-changing area is provided, as are prayer rooms for devotions. Disabled access is good, and staff are happy to help those with mobility issues.
Huge, intense and expanding at an enormously fast pace, China’s capital of Beijing is one of the most eclectic cities in the world. Ancient traditional culture sits alongside ultra-modern skyscrapers, and a booming retail sector seems strangely at odds with the still-prevalent Maoist ideals that govern everyday aspects of the people’s lives.
The city was the home of the Ming and Qing dynasty emperors until the formation of a republic in 1911. Today it is the cultural, educational and political centre of the country, filled with historical landmarks and a thriving commercial sector. Book a flight to Beijing with Qatar Airways and discover a huge city with an even bigger heart that welcomes visitors from around the world.
Beijing covers an area of over 16,000sq.km, so it’s important to plan any itinerary carefully. The heart of the city is Tiananmen Square in Dongcheng District. Surrounded by a host of attractions, it is the world's largest public square and a must see for all visitors. A cluster of grand buildings are positioned around the Square, making it a great introduction to the city for visitors. Attractions include the Great Hall of the People, the Museum of Chinese History, the Museum of the Chinese Revolution, the Qianmen Gate and the legendary Forbidden City.
For sports lovers, the iconic Bird’s Nest Stadium in Chaoyang District was home of the 2008 Olympics and is still host to internationally important sporting events. Close by you’ll also find the remains of the medieval city including the Ming Dynasty City Wall Site Park in Chongwen District, the Drum and Bell Towers in Dongcheng District, and Qianmen in Chongwen District.
The Forbidden City is now open to foreign visitors, after being a secret for centuries. This remarkable landmark was home to the Imperial Court during the Ming and Qing Dynasties, and is filled with treasures from these periods.
Flights to Beijing with Qatar Airways land at Beijing Capital 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 Beijing please check the visa and passport requirements.
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