Sit back and relax in some of the most spacious seating on flights from Chicago to Riyadh with Qatar Airways. Choose from a great selection of quality services during your flight on-board our modern aircraft. With delicious in-flight cuisine prepared by award-winning chefs, and the attention of a highly professional cabin crew, you’ll land in Saudi Arabia’s stunning capital relaxed and refreshed.
Whether you’re in Riyadh for business or pleasure you’ll find it to be an energetic, cosmopolitan and thoroughly fascinating city. The iconic landmark of the business district is the remarkable Kingdom Centre, with a sky bridge connecting its two towers. The nearby Al Faisaliah Centre is equally impressive, slightly shorter and with a glass-clad dome at its summit for magnificent views across the city. For a slice of history, visit the old Masmak Fort.
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.
Saudi Arabia’s capital is a major business destination that is the epicentre of commerce and finance in this part of the world. As a result it is geared towards business travellers, with high quality hotels and conference centres as well as exceptional restaurants. From what was once a desert community, Riyadh has now grown into a city of international importance.
Book a flight to Riyadh with Qatar Airways and discover a city built on traditional values and principles that welcomes visitors with genuine warmth. Riyadh’s history stretches back to at least the 3rd Century, but today it’s a bright, modern and vibrant city that’s pushing forward with an emphasis on technology and innovation.
The massive and imposing Masmak Fortress is the heart of old Riyadh and has been painstakingly restored to almost new condition. Inside, an extensive museum charts the history of the fortress and the surrounding city in detail, giving you a real insight into the culture of Saudi Arabia.
For more information on the history of the Saudi people, a visit to the National Museum is a must. This museum is an interactive experience that utilises high-tech gadgets to immerse visitors in the atmosphere and culture of the country. It’s one of the city’s most popular attractions, with daily performances and virtual tours of some of the country’s great battles and events throughout history.
About 40km north of the city is Wadi Hanifa, which has been transformed from a dried riverbed into a stunning desert park that gives you a chance to escape the noise of the city for a gentle picnic or to explore the tranquillity of the desert.
Back in the city you’ll find the Kingdom Centre, an ultra-modern structure and the second-tallest building in Saudi Arabia. The view from the 99th floor Skybridge is truly spectacular, particularly at night.
Flights to Riyadh with Qatar Airways land at King Khaled 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 Riyadh please check the visa and passport requirements.
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