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It’s great to know that on flights from Chicago to Jeddah with Qatar Airways, you will be treated to an unparalleled travel experience that starts the moment you check-in. A premium selection of in-flight services awaits you and is designed to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Relax in ergonomically designed seating that provides you with extra space and comfort, and choose from a tantalising menu of gourmet cuisine at mealtimes. With our ever-attentive and friendly cabin crew offering you a premium range of services during your flight, Qatar Airways aims to ensure that you will arrive in Jeddah feeling thoroughly refreshed.
Jeddah has fine views across the Red Sea and is a great commercial hub for the region. Pilgrims stop off here on their way to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina to enjoy some of the local attractions. These include the lovely outdoor sculptures lining the Corniche walkway along the seafront, and the famous King Fahd’s Fountain with its shooting jets of water.
For an airport, Chicago O’Hare International Airport has a remarkable little secret – it’s got a very eco-friendly ‘green’ policy.
Fly with Qatar Airways from Chicago and you can’t fail to notice the fabulous Aeroponic Garden and the wetlands restoration project.
Even the taxis and many of the hire vehicles on offer are green-energy vehicles, making O’Hare International Airport a leader in sustainable management.
Transportation and parking
For travellers flying with Qatar Airways from Chicago, the large D Parking provides short-term parking only (no overnight parking allowed). For long-term parking the best option are economy lots E, F and G.
Transport from these areas to the airport terminals is available. Chicago’s famous CTA ‘L’ Trains take you from the centre of the city to the airport, and the Pace Suburban bus service also runs regular shuttles to the airport.
There are plenty of taxi companies all specialising in airport runs, and the taxi ranks are located outside the main entrances to the terminals.
Arriving at Chicago
Qatar Airways flights from Chicago O’Hare International Airport leave from International Terminal 5, Concourse M. A number of lounges are available for passengers. As with all U.S. airports, security is very tight, so ensure you have all your documentation ready to hand.
Facilities and amenities
The Xpress Wellness Center and Spa is the perfect place to relax and unwind before your Qatar Airways flight from Chicago.
The Executive Center in Terminal 3 provides no fewer than 26 meeting rooms for business travellers to utilise, while various airline lounges provide comfortable, quiet areas to relax in while you wait for your flight.
A number of retail outlets in Terminal 5 provide travellers with a fine selection of luxury goods, while various restaurants, eateries and cafés serve everything from quick bites and snacks to more exotic international cuisine.
One of Saudi Arabia’s main commercial centres, Jeddah has also been a trading post for centuries, making it a key location in the Middle East. Today it welcomes visitors from around the world with an eclectic mix of ancient and modern, traditional and contemporary. As well as being a major tourist resort, it’s also the main entrance point for pilgrims making the Hajj to Mecca and Medina.
Book a flight to Jeddah with Qatar Airways and you’ll discover a cosmopolitan city that’s full of life and interest. From exclusive shopping malls and boutiques to ancient mosques filled with stunning traditional Islamic design, Jeddah is a vibrant and fascinating location.
Still marked by the gates that once defended it from raiders, Jeddah’s number one tourist location has to be al-Balad, or the Old Town. Here you’ll find traditional Jeddah life in a warren of alleyways, streets and squares, where souqs sell spices and jewellery, and a few remaining examples of coral houses still exist.
The Corniche offers spectacular views of the Red Sea and for anyone who wants to take part in diving or snorkelling trips, this is the place to head to hire equipment, boats or join organised groups heading out daily. The Corniche is also home to the tallest fountain in the world, the King Fahd Fountain.
There are plenty of museums in Jeddah, including the Jeddah Regional Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography, and the Nasseef House, which gives first-time visitors an excellent introduction to the culture and history of Saudi Arabia.
Flights to Jeddah with Qatar Airways land at King Abdulaziz 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 Jeddah please check the visa and passport requirements.
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