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Planning a trip to the ‘Windy City’? Flights from Jeddah to Chicago with Qatar Airways deliver you in this unique destination feeling refreshed and ready to explore. Award-winning service delivered by friendly attentive staff ensures that while you’re with us you’ll experience premium quality air travel from one of the world’s best airlines.
Chicago is famous for its rather colourful history, its energetic and thriving business sector – and pizza. But there’s much more to this city than the best Italian food outside Naples. From music and arts to high finance, Chicago is an eclectic blend of old and new. Fly there in style and comfort with Qatar Airways.
Opened in 1981, the King Abdulaziz International Airport welcomes not only travellers from around the world, but pilgrims on the Hajj to Mecca too. Its huge complex covers over 100 square kilometres, and is one of the biggest air transport hubs in the Middle East.
Transportation and parking
Because of the sheer size of the airport and the distance between the north and south terminals, taxis provide the main means of transportation in and around the airport.
During the Hajj period, the volume of passengers increases significantly, so if you are flying from Jeddah with Qatar Airways during this period it is probably best to book a taxi or limousine in advance. Regular buses from the city and other locations run regularly to the airport. There is ample parking available close to the North Terminal.
Arriving at King Abdulaziz International Airport
There are two main passenger terminals, as well as the iconic, tented structure of the Hajj Terminal, which is reserved exclusively for pilgrims on the Hajj.
Flights from Jeddah with Qatar Airways leave from the North Terminal (along with most other international flights). Be aware that the two terminals are nearly 8 kilometres apart, and the only way to get from one to the other is by airport taxi.
Facilities and amenities
As King Abdulaziz International Airport is in the middle of an extensive development program, current facilities may be a little limited.
However, the new developments will bring in everything from a purpose-built food hall and mall with exclusive brand shopping available, as well as a large mosque, lounges and wellness areas for passengers.
Book a flight to Chicago with Qatar Airways and you’ll discover the Midwest’s greatest city. Perched on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago is famous for its colourful past, its music, and its pizzas! But it also has plenty of sights to offer visitors, making it a fascinating and exciting destination.
From an iconic skyline to a fabulous countryside right on the doorstep, Chicago is an eclectic, eccentric and enigmatic city. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find fabulous museums, galleries and some of the best live music in the U.S. Fly to Chicago with Qatar Airways and challenge your pre-conceptions of this remarkable city.
Chicago’s museums are among the best not just in the U.S., but the world. Head straight for Museum Campus, where you’ll find three of the best: the Adler Planetarium, the Field Museum of Natural History, and the Shedd Aquarium.
The nearby Museum of Science and Industry is also great fun as well as educational. If art is your passion then don’t miss out on a visit to the Art Institute of Chicago, with its unrivalled Impressionism collections.
If you have a head for heights and want to get a really fabulous panoramic view of the city then visit Trump Tower and the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower), which was once the tallest building in the world.
Qatar Airways flights to Chicago arrive at O’Hare 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 Chicago please check the visa and passport requirements.
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