Experience what it’s like on board one of the world’s best airlines when you book flights from Doha to Taif with Qatar Airways. Arrive in one of the most fascinating regions of Saudi Arabia after a journey that reaches the very highest standards of excellence – from the delicious quality of our in-flight cuisine to the attention to detail and professionalism of our cabin crew.
Located in the southwest region of Saudi Arabia, Taif is a very popular tourist destination rich with natural beauty and filled with fascinating cultural and historical landmarks. Visitors can walk among ruins and ancient monuments that tell of the city’s 5000-year history. Popular attractions include Muhammad’s sanctuary, Wadi Mitna and the regional museum Shubra Palace. Whether you are visiting Taif for an amazing holiday, to visit family or do business at Qatar Airways, we would love to take you there.
Doha to Taif route guide
• Flight distance: 924 miles (1488 kilometres)
• Flight duration: 2 hours 25 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.
Once the summer capital of the Saudi Royal Family, today Ta’if is a busy, modern city that is a popular destination for business travellers, thanks to its strong commercial sector.
However, its backdrop of breathtaking mountains and expansive desert also make it an interesting location for more adventurous travellers looking for something off the beaten track.
Book a flight to Ta’if with Qatar Airways and you’ll discover a city that’s just opening up to the idea of tourism as a sector, and a surprising number of attractions will keep you entertained while you are here.
Local residents offer a warm and friendly welcome to visitors from around the world, making this an unusual destination full of character.
The mountains dominate the landscape, and are perfect for hiking. Make sure you get a good guide to lead you, and ensure you are properly prepared for a strenuous climb before setting out.
If you don’t fancy being quite so energetic then the city has plenty to offer, including the Wadi Mitna, where a small house in which the Prophet took sanctuary in 619AD is located.
The city is famous for its roses, and the fabulous Ta'if rose plantation is a genuine delight for all the senses, especially in April when the small pink flowers bloom. The oil is distilled and used in some of the world’s most exclusive perfumes.
40km north of Ta’if you’ll find the Rock Carvings, an ancient site that was once the location of the Okaz Souk, or gathering place where competitive poetry and prose recitals took place.
Nearby you’ll also find a Turkish Fort, where Lawrence of Arabia is believed to have fought in 1917.
Flights to Ta’if with Qatar Airways land at Ta’if Regional 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 Ta’if please check the visa and passport requirements.
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