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The stunning capital of Qatar awaits you with regular flights from Istanbul to Doha with Qatar Airways, transporting you in comfort to the pearl of the Gulf. Our luxury fleet of state-of-the-art aircraft have been designed with your comfort in mind, and you’ll be delighted not only at the space you have available, but also at the sheer quality of our in-flight award-winning services.
Doha, with its famously futuristic skyline, has a beautiful natural setting, with many sandy beaches and an exotic desert surrounding its city limits. The green oasis of Aspire Park is perfect for a stroll, and landmarks such as the stunning Barzan Towers and the historic Doha Fort are very popular with visitors. Home also to many jazz and sport centres, restaurants and shopping malls, Doha is a vibrant and exciting city to visit.
Istanbul to Doha route guide
• Flight distance: 1,699 miles (2,735 kilometres)
• Istanbul to Doha flight time: 3 hours and 43 minutes
Sitting on the crossroads of east and west, Istanbul has always been a major transport and cargo hub. Istanbul Atatürk Airport continues that legacy, welcoming over 51 million passengers in 2013, when it was also awarded Europe's Best Airport in the 40-50 million passenger per year category at the 2013 by Skytrax.
In 2014 the groundbreaking ceremony took place for the new Istanbul New Airport, due to open in 2017. In the meantime, Istanbul Atatürk Airport continues to be a busy air hub, and passengers flying from Istanbul with Qatar Airways will find this a friendly, busy and efficient departure point.
Parking and Transportation
Access to the airport can be via the Metro, taxi, train or, for something a little more unusual, Seabus.
The Istanbul Metro line M1A runs between Yenikapı and the airport, and goes through some major parts of the European side of the city. An airport shuttle bus service runs regularly, as do buses that connect to the whole of the city and outlying locations.
The Seabus ferry service connects the terminal to Bostancı and Kadıköy. Car parking is divided into three zones – red, blue and yellow – and is located directly in front of the main international Terminal 2.
Arriving at Istanbul
Passengers flying from Istanbul with Qatar Airways depart from Terminal 2, which is the main international flight terminal.
The ‘Primeclass’ lounge is located one floor below the Food Court and after passport control at the International Terminal Departures Floor.
The SkyTeam Lounge offers exceptional facilities for Elite Plus, First and Business class passengers of SkyTeam Member Airlines.
Facilities and amenities
Wi-Fi is available throughout most public areas, and there are also plenty of terminal points for passengers to plug in laptops or electronic devices.
A good selection of retail outlets and duty-free shops are available, as well as a range of food and drink outlets serving local delicacies and of course the very best Turkish coffee, as well as more substantial meals.
Book a flight to Doha with Qatar Airways and you’ll be flying into the home of our airline, and the home of international travel.
This remarkable city is also developing at an incredible pace, becoming one of the fastest-growing cities in the Gulf region.
Home to the Educational City, museums, cultural attractions and much more, Doha is a surprising destination that is full of interesting sights and activities.
Dominated by its crescent-shaped bay, Doha was originally a collection of fishing and pearl-diving villages. Today, its skyline rivals that of any international destination worldwide. A flight to Doha with Qatar Airways gives you a chance to discover this fascinating city for yourself.
Doha has a wonderful selection of museums, including the Msheireb Enrichment Centre. This is a barge docked at the Doha Corniche, close to one of the city's oldest landmarks, the Sheraton Hotel. It holds exhibits that chart the country’s historic background as well as its continuing plans for the future.
The Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art has recently opened and is home to a collection of modern art from across the Arab world.
The Al Koot Fort was built in 1880, and is a popular photographic stop for tourists visiting Souq Waqif – a charming traditional market and the social heart of the city. The Clock Tower is next to the Grand Mosque, and because of its hilltop position it offers panoramic views of Doha and the Corniche.
Doha Heritage Village is located along the Corniche in Al Rumeilia Park, and is based on a traditional Qatari village.
Flights to Doha with Qatar Airways land at Doha 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 Doha please check the visa and passport requirements.
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