On flights from Dallas to Riyadh with Qatar Airways, you can sample some of the finest cuisine created by award-winning chefs while relaxing in plenty of personal space on the way to Saudi Arabia’s stunning capital. Our modern aircraft is specifically designed to deliver enhanced customer comfort, so you arrive in Riyadh relaxed and ready to do business or explore the delights of the city.
Riyadh, in addition to being Saudi Arabia’s financial hub and glittering capital, is also steeped in culture and history and makes the perfect destination for a business or leisure break. The city is dominated by the Kingdom Centre, its twin towers connected by a marvellous sky bridge, and the glass-domed summit of the nearby Faisaliah Centre. These set the tone for the city as a whole: dynamic, futuristic and opulent. Visit the old Masmak Fort to explore some of Riyadh’s history as well.
Serving the huge area of Dallas and Fort Worth, this internationally acclaimed airport is a prime example of efficiency and a dedication to outstanding customer service.
The airport is the ninth busiest passenger airport in the world, and connects with over 200 destinations, including 55 international destinations and 147 internal US locations, making it a major air transport hub for the United States. Its reputation for high quality service and a plentiful selection of award-winning hotels. It also has a history stretching back to the 1940s.
Transportation and parking
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has a good ground transport system served by the ultra-efficient ‘Skylink’ train system, which opened in 2005. This high-speed train service is totally automated.
The double-decker trains run every two minutes and connect to all the terminals. The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) rail service provides a link to and from Dallas itself. Some hotels provide courtesy cars and limousine services, while buses are also available 24/7 to and from both Dallas and Fort Worth. Taxis are plentiful and surprisingly cheap.
Passengers flying from Dallas-Fort Worth with Qatar Airways have access to an eight-level car park that offers over 8,000 parking spaces.
Arriving at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport
Passengers flying from Dallas-Fort Worth with Qatar Airways will depart from Terminal D. Air-conditioned skyways connect the terminal to the adjoining car park. There are 30 gates, some of which are designed to take the double-decker Airbus A380.
Facilities and amenities
The sheer size of Dallas-Fort Worth international airport means that there are plenty of facilities and amenities available for passengers. Terminal D has plenty of relaxation areas, as well as a selection of retail outlets selling everything from cowboy hats and boots through to fine quality perfumes, jewellery and accessories.
There are ATMs positioned throughout the Terminal D departure area, as well as mother and baby changing areas, and relaxation and wellness centres. Wi-Fi is available throughout the public areas. A cross-section of both on-the-go TexMex cuisine and gourmet restaurants provide everything from a coffee and Danish through to a full, three-course meal.
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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