At Qatar Airways our philosophy is to deliver premium quality luxury for all our travellers, whether they are travelling for business or pleasure. This means we really care about your comfort and relaxation. When you are on a Qatar Airways flight, you can expect the very best in-flight entertainment and the freshest, most delicious on-board cuisine prepared by our award-winning chefs. Book flights from Nairobi to Washington D.C. with Qatar Airways and expect the highest standard of excellence, from check-in to arrival in this amazing destination.
Washington D.C. is much more than the diplomatic centre of America. It is also a hugely popular tourist destination and important business hub. This fascinating city is home to world famous historical monuments and tourist attractions, including the 19 amazing museums that make up the Smithsonian Institute. Whether you are travelling to Washington D.C. to see the White House or enjoy the various museums, arrive in style when you fly luxury long-haul with Qatar Airways.
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is the largest airport in Kenya and is a major hub for both commercial and civil air transport in East Africa .
It is named after the country's first president and prime minister, and serves the country’s capital city. Efficient and friendly, passengers flying from Nairobi with Qatar Airways will find this an excellent start to their journey, with friendly staff, good facilities and a smooth, hassle-free departure experience.
Transportation and parking
Travel from the capital is reasonably easy to arrange. Official taxis, operated by Kenatco, take approximately 20-30 minutes from the centre of Nairobi to the airport, although during busy periods this can double.
An alternative to taxis are the airport shuttle coaches Citi Hoppa (distinctive yellow and green vehicles), although advice is that travellers book an official taxi as their first choice. Parking at the airport is limited with just 900 short-term and 100 long-term parking spaces in total.
Arriving in Nairobi
The airport is currently undergoing major redevelopment, with a new terminal scheduled for opening in 2016. Currently, all passengers flying from Nairobi with Qatar Airways leave from the Departures area of the old terminal.
Note that current security measures in Nairobi are exceptionally tight, so it is highly advised that passengers arrive at least 2-3 hours before their flight is due to board to clear check in and security procedures.
Facilities and amenities
There are no business facilities at the airport, although this may be addressed once the new terminal opens. A VIP lounge is available for business class and first class travellers.
Paid-for Wi-Fi access is available throughout the terminal, and an internet café in the Departures area is also open for passengers. A restaurant is located on the fifth floor, and a café is open in Unit 1.
Additional restaurants and drinks outlets are located in Unit 2, and cafés and snack bars can be found in Unit 3. Numerous retail outlets provide passengers with a good choice of African goods and souvenirs, luxury goods, Duty Free and accessories.
The home of the President of the United States, Congress, the White House and a host of other iconic monuments, attractions and sights, Washington D.C. is the very heart of the U.S. Fly to Washington D.C. with Qatar Airways and you can start discovering this fabulous capital city for yourself.
From the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Monument, a trip to Washington D.C. is bound to get your camera snapping and your passion for exploration flowing. It’s also home to countless museums and galleries, making your visit one to remember.
Washington D.C. gathers some of its best attractions in one place, so the National Mall is probably one of the best ways to see Washington’s monuments.
The mall is full of museums and exhibits, with the Lincoln Memorial on one end and Capitol Hill on the other, and encompasses famous monuments, such as the World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
If you walk south of the mall, you can also find the Tidal Basin, popular during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival each spring. Tours of the White House are incredibly popular but must be booked well in advance.
Washington D.C. is also home to dozens of museums. The Popular Smithsonian museums include the National Museums of National History, National Portrait Gallery, and the National Air and Space Museum. The Spy Museum is perfect for families with children, who will love all the gadgets.
Flights to Washington D.C. with Qatar Airways land at Washington Dulles 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 Washington D.C. please check the visa and passport requirements.
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