Book a flight from Zanzibar to London with Qatar Airways and experience premium-quality air travel at its very best. Enjoy the comfort of spacious seating and exclusive in-flight services, while dining on a menu of delicious cuisine created by award-winning chefs. Attentive cabin crew ensure you are always welcome, making your flight with Qatar Airways to one of the most exciting cities in the world the ideal start to your journey.
London, on the banks of the River Thames, is a vibrant, modern city in tune with the times, with a history stretching back over two millennia. During that time, the city has accumulated a rich treasure chest of monuments and cultural delights, from great art galleries and museums to iconic attractions like the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palace. See the ‘Mother of Parliaments’ at Westminster and enjoy a ride on the London Eye before heading to the West End to take in a play or dine at a fine restaurant.
Abeid Amani Karume International Airport welcomes travellers flying from Zanzibar with Qatar Airways, and provides an excellent starting point for any journey from Tanzania. Located just five kilometres from Zanzibar’s city centre, the airport is relatively modern and - despite its small size - extremely efficient and welcoming. Staff go out of their way to ensure customers have a smooth and trouble-free start to their travels, and the construction of a new terminal has considerably improved facilities at this friendly airport.
Transportation and parking
Transport to and from the airport is best done by a pre-booked taxi, which your hotel concierge should be able to arrange for you. Buses do run between the city centre and the airport, but they can be very crowded and inconvenient for customers travelling with large amounts of luggage. Parking is limited at the airport and spaces can fill up very quickly, so it is advisable to leave your vehicle at an alternative location and take a taxi to the airport. The taxi rank is located outside the main passenger terminal.
At the airport
Customers flying from Zanzibar with Qatar Airways depart from the main Departures hall in Terminal 2. While check-in times are relatively quick due to the compact nature of the airport, security checks can take considerably longer and are very strict, so allow between one to two hours to check-in and clear security before your flight is due to depart.
Facilities and amenities
Although the new terminal has improved facilities, they are still somewhat limited. A private lounge area is available for First and Business class customers, while the general lounge area in the Departures hall is spacious and well laid out, with good toilet facilities and a baby changing area. Food vendors and vending machines offer a limited selection of on-the-go snacks and drinks. Some retail outlets are available, selling accessories and Duty Free products. Wi-Fi is available in some areas for a fee.
Book a flight to London and you’ll discover not just one, but a multitude of ‘cities’. There’s the London that’s home to famous sights such as Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and the London Eye.
Then, there’s the London full of museums and art galleries; the London with world-class dining and shopping opportunities, and the London with hidden attractions lurking in every one of its 32 boroughs. Book a flight to London with Qatar Airways to discover your London.
London is the largest city in Western Europe and most tourists use the London Underground (‘the Tube’) to get around. Many of the main attractions are located within Central London, and it is quite possible to walk between them or hire one of the increasingly ubiquitous ‘Boris Bikes’. However, there are also the iconic London red buses and black cabs to help you get around this sprawling city, depending on your budget.
Must-see attractions during your trip to London range from major landmarks like the Royal Palaces, London Bridge and the London Eye, to world-famous museums like the British Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum.
Head to Westminster to discover the UK’s political centre, including Downing Street, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.
Flights to London with Qatar Airways land at Heathrow Airport at Terminal 4.
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 London, please check the visa and passport requirements.
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