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Travel by air in real style and comfort, with flights from Kuwait to Istanbul with Qatar Airways getting you effortlessly to Turkey’s premier city. You’ll have plenty of space to relax in and enjoy some of our quality range of award-winning services and delicious in-flight cuisine served by friendly staff, you’ll enjoy every minute of your journey.
This bustling metropolis has stood at the ‘Gates of Asia’ for centuries and is wrapped in history and glamour. Its monuments represent a host of great civilisations, and modern office towers and vast shopping centres have sprung up between ancient minarets and historic walls and palaces. The famous Old City can be explored easily on foot, with attractions such as the Blue Mosque and Haghia Sophia close together. In the evenings enjoy dinner overlooking the Bosporus.
Fly from Kuwait with Qatar Airways and connect to our hub in Doha, as well as other destinations around the world. Kuwait International Airport is modern, gleaming and expanding rapidly, with a new terminal due to open in 2016.
In the meantime this busy hub provides excellent links to the international air transport network, as well as having a few pleasant surprises for passengers too.
Transportation and parking
Car hire is available from nearly a dozen providers, including some of the largest car hire companies in the world. Both short-term and long-term parking is available close to the Terminal.
A fleet of taxis transport passengers to and from the airport (taxi ranks are positioned outside the main terminal entrances), and buses run regularly from the centre of Kuwait City to the airport. A pre-booked limousine service is available on request.
Arriving at Kuwait International Airport
Flights from Kuwait with Qatar Airways depart from Terminal 1. A meet-and-assist service is available, with a personal concierge looking after you from the moment you arrive to the moment you board your flight.
The luxurious Pearl Lounge is available free for First and Business Class travellers, while other passengers may access the lounge for a fee. The lounge offers free Wi-Fi and other amenities.
Facilities and amenities
One unique aspect of Kuwait International Airport is the on-site Kuwait Air Force museum. It offers a fascinating glimpse into the history of the Kuwait Air Force through the years.
It is worth arriving a little early to the airport, so you can take a quick look around the museum before catching your Qatar Airways flight. The airport also offers plenty of other facilities including a luxurious Airport Mall with a wealth of retail outlets, and restaurants. Baby care areas, a health centre, banks and a hotel are also available.
Sitting astride the Bosphorus, the iconic city of Istanbul bridges Asia and Europe both culturally and physically, giving it a unique perspective on both cultures, and a character unlike any other major city.
This energetic, frenetic city has been at the very heart of trade between the two continents for thousands of years, and today is just as important strategically, and a natural magnet for tourists looking for a fascinating and unique location.
Book a flight to Istanbul with Qatar Airways and you’ll quickly discover the charm of the city for yourself. From lively markets and souqs to exclusive malls, beautiful mosques and spectacular forts, Istanbul has it all.
Istanbul’s myriad of ancient monuments date back to the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman periods. Most, including the Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, Sultanahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque), and Basilica Cistern are clustered around Sultanahmet Square, making a tour of some of the city’s finest attractions easy.
However, it is worth wandering a little further afield, and a stroll across the Golden Horn will bring you to Galata. This district to the north is full of its own attractions, including the Galata Tower, which provides visitors with magnificent panoramic views of the city.
If you’re interested in seeing some of the best examples of contemporary Turkish art then head to the Istanbul Modern on the waterfront.
A site of considerable religious importance and the home of another iconic image of Istanbul are the Galata Whirling Dervish Hall of Sufi Mevlevi order; you’ll find this to the north of the Galata Tower.
Flights to Istanbul with Qatar Airways land at Istanbul Atatürk 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 Istanbul please check the visa and passport requirements.
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