Visit Islam’s second holiest city, Medina, courtesy of luxury flights from Doha to Medina with Qatar Airways. Arrive in this sacred destination relaxed and ready to encounter its many spiritual landmarks courtesy of our award-winning cabin crew, who will do everything they can to make your journey smooth and stress-free, from the moment you check in to the moment you land.
From Masjid Al-Nabawi to the mountain of Uhud, Medina is the location of many of Islam’s most significant places. Richly fascinating as a result, this holy city is visited by many millions of devout Muslims every year as part of the Hajj pilgrimage. With Qatar Airways, you can now fly direct from Doha – on board our spacious, state-of-the-art aircraft. Reach Medina revitalised and ready for your encounter with this very special destination.
Doha to Medina route guide
• Flight distance: 752 miles (1211 kilometres)
• Flight duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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.
Medina is the second-holiest city in Islam, and a cultural centre of huge international importance. This sacred city is commonly visited by Muslims as part of the Hajj, making it central to the religion of millions of people around the world. Visitors are asked to bear in mind the holiness of the city and behave with due reverence whilst here.
Beyond the centre of the city, which is only accessible to Muslims, lies the outskirts of Medina – an area popular with business travellers and visitors who want to experience this fascinating city for themselves. Book a flight to Medina with Qatar Airways and discover one of the world’s holiest locations for yourself.
It is perhaps a little inappropriate to describe the main locations in Medina as ‘Tourist’ attractions, as they have far more relevance as religious locations than simple photo opportunities. For Muslims, the main destination is the Masjid Nabawi or Prophet's Mosque. Devotions for men and women are at set times, with men allowed to visit the burial site of the Prophet.
Next to the mosque is the huge burial ground of Jannatul Baqi, the final resting place of the family and companions of the Prophet. It is a tranquil and peaceful location in what can be an incredibly busy and noisy city.
Beyond the city walls are the mountains of Uhud where the great battle took place, as well as the final resting place of the 70 Martyrs of the battle, including the Prophet’s uncle Hamza. Another key location and one that is central to the faith of Islam is Masjid Qiblatayen where the Prophet was ordered by Allah to turn his face from Masjid Aqsa in Jerusalem, and instead face east to the Kaaba in Makkah to pray.
Flights to Medina with Qatar Airways land at Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz 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. Non-Muslims are not allowed to enter central Medina, but the airport and the outskirts of the city are open to everyone. Before you fly to Medina please check the visa and passport requirements.
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