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Arrive in the gleaming metropolis of Doha, one of the wealthiest most culturally fascinating cities in the Middle East, after a journey that achieves exceptional standards of luxury every time. Whether you're travelling for business or pleasure, our friendly and attentive cabin crew welcomes you onboard with a smile and a flawless, 5-star service.
Whilst Doha’s modern skyscrapers rise majestically out of the desert, they are grounded in the country's incredibly rich culture and traditions. The capital city of Qatar welcomes all its visitors with typical Qatari hospitality – the same hospitality you will find onboard all Qatar Airways’ flights. The centre of the country’s oil and gas industries, Doha is also one of the most important financial centres in the world and many of its visitors travel here to do business in one of the most exciting cities in the world.
China’s capital is one of the most extraordinary locations on earth, and its airport is just as incredible.
Shanghai Pudong International Airport connects with 189 international destinations, and is one of the busiest in the world.
However, the Chinese dedication to customer service means that passengers flying from Shanghai with Qatar Airways will experience a warm and friendly (if slightly formal) welcome and a standard of personal service that makes the experience one to remember.
Transportation and parking
The airport is large, but fortunately the network of ground transport including buses and train connections make it easy to find your way around.
Connections to the airport from Shanghai itself are also excellent, and passengers can travel to the airport by bus, taxi or the extraordinary Maglev (magnetic levitation) train line, which is an incredible feat of technological engineering. The Metro also connects downtown Shanghai to the airport.
Be aware that many taxi drivers will not speak English, so it may be advisable to ask your hotel to book a taxi for you. Parking is reasonable, with various parking areas near the terminals for both short and long-term stays.
Arriving at Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Passengers flying from Shanghai with Qatar Airways will depart from Terminal 2. The terminal has a very spacious lounge for departures.
You should arrive approximately two hours before your flight is due to leave, but expect delays.
Facilities and amenities
There are limited facilities in terminal 2 for departure passengers. A small selection of retail outlets sell local goods and a range of accessories and some luxury goods.
A duty free shop provides a typical selection of goods including perfumes, and there are some food and drink vendors selling local delicacies.
A select number of restaurants offer more substantial meals, and cuisine is almost exclusively Asian in nature.
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.
Explore Discover Qatar’s stopover packages offered by Qatar Airways Holidays. Book hotels, desert safaris, city and architectural tours including visits to Katara Cultural Village, Souq Waqif and The Pearl.