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With flights from Houston to Dammam with Qatar Airways offering unprecedented levels of comfort and style, your trip to Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province is guaranteed to be a memorable experience. Arrive in the regional capital refreshed after being served delicious cuisine and pampered with our award-winning service.
King Fahd International Airport is in the middle of the desert, surrounded by camels, dunes and Bedouin tents, and is so vast that it’s like a city in itself. 50km away is the centre of Dammam, with its numerous modern facilities and attractions. Dine out in the impressive Al-Karia Ash-Sha’abia, or People’s Village Restaurant, to soak up the local culture and sample traditional dishes. For boutique shopping, the Marina Mall has everything under one roof, along with international restaurants and much else.
Listed as one of the top 30 busiest airports in the world, the George Bush Intercontinental Airport serves Houston and the southeast area of Texas.
It is Texas' second largest air facility, after Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, and offers flights with a number of carriers, including Qatar Airways, to Canada, Central and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Modern and well-organized, the airport is one of the easiest to navigate your way around, thanks to friendly and helpful staff.
Transportation and parking
Because the airport is situated some 26 miles from Houston, the best way to reach the airport is via taxi, limousine service or the regular bus services.
Catch the bus from the Downtown Transit Center station of the METRORail. Buses run every 30 minutes. An underground inter-terminal train outside of the sterile zone connects all five terminals, and a shuttle-bus service also runs from Terminal A to Terminals B and C.
The airport has over 25,000 parking spaces as well as the ecopark, which provides economy parking at the corner of Greens Road and John F. Kennedy Blvd. A free shuttle service connects to the terminals.
Arriving at Houston
International flights including flights from Houston with Qatar Airways depart from Terminal D, also known as the Mickey Leland International Terminal. This state-of-the-art terminal is undergoing re-development to give it a fresh and airy feel.
Terminal D has 12 gates and several international lounges, including an exclusive lounge for the use of Qatar Airways passengers only.
Facilities and amenities
The Terminal D food court is located in the departures area and is home to a selection of eateries, serving snacks, quick meals and coffee.
Several exclusive outlets in Terminal D also sell locally-made Texan products and souvenirs, such as hats, boots and Western apparel. A wellness centre also offers massage and treatments.
Dammam is the third largest city in Saudi Arabia after Riyadh and Jeddah. This modern, forward-looking location also acknowledges its history and past with an eclectic mix of incredibly modern architecture that subtly incorporates more ancient design motifs and features. The result is a city that is stunningly beautiful and an oasis in the middle of a vast desert.
Book a flight to Dammam with Qatar Airways and you’ll discover a fascinating city that is beginning to attract more leisure visitors every year. Although a relatively recent addition to the visitor’s map in Saudi Arabia, Dammam offers those who come to the city a warm and friendly welcome.
Dammam’s Corniche is perhaps one of the most popular meeting places for both tourists and locals. Looking out over the Persian Gulf and with a cooling breeze in the evening, this is a relaxing spot that has plenty of cafés and restaurants. A four-kilometre long track allows you to stretch your legs and take in the views.
An extension of the Corniche is Al Morjan Island, a small artificial island with a monument at the centre. But the most striking monument in the city has to be its enormous flagpole, a staggering 60m high and the tallest in the kingdom. It is a landmark that the locals are very proud of, and also serves as a good marker point if you get lost.
Flights to Dammam with Qatar Airways land at King Fahd 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 Dammam please check the visa and passport requirements.
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