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Air passengers really appreciate the extra space and range of award-winning services on flights from Beirut to Guangzhou with Qatar Airways. On your journey to China’s third largest city, you’ll be offered delicious in-flight cuisine, spacious seats and thousands of in-flight entertainment options. Whether you’re travelling to China for business or pleasure, flying with Qatar Airways is the most comfortable, stylish and convenient way to get there.
The capital of China’s Guangdong province was founded more than two millennia ago and has traditionally played a leading role in China’s development. As a city that has helped shape the modern Chinese landscape, you’ll find all sorts of attractions here, from some of the oldest temples and monuments in the country to exclusive new shopping malls and fabulous restaurants.
One of the region’s most important air transport hubs for both passengers and cargo, Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport is a modern, efficient and well run airport that puts the well-being and comfort of passengers first.
Inside the ultra-modern terminal you’ll find plenty of facilities and comfortable seating areas, and staff are friendly and more than happy to help. The terminal is divided into two areas, the East and West wings, which are joined together by the main terminal building itself.
Transportation and parking
Parking is available for both long and short-term stays, and there are a total of 2,350 parking spaces. The area is fully managed and maintained 24 hours a day.
Transport to the airport is by taxi, which deliver passengers to the main terminal entrance area. The airport taxis have an airport symbol on the side that indicates that they are regulated, official taxis. Buses run to within a kilometre of the main terminal to the airport roundabout, but do not run to the terminal itself.
Arriving at Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport
If you are flying from Beirut with Qatar Airways then you will need to go to the second Departure level and then check which wing your flight will be departing from.
The East Wing has gates 1–12 and the West Wing, houses gates 13–23. Gates 2 and 3 are dual jet-way gates for large aircraft. Qatar Airways passengers with first class or business class tickets can make use of the Cedar Lounge, which offers 300 seats and a selection of facilities including a business centre and a self-service cafeteria.
Facilities and amenities
The majority of amenities and facilities at Beirut are located in the main terminal area. This includes duty free shops, cafés, several excellent restaurants, banks, a post office, prayer rooms, and a tourist information centre.
The duty free areas are open to passengers who have checked in, are ticket holders and have cleared immigration. Private airline lounges and prayer rooms are located on the third level.
Formerly known as Canton, Guangzhou is the third largest city in China and a major cultural and commercial centre for this growing economy. For over two millennia this hugely important city has been at the centre of trading in the region, and today is just as important on the global stage.
Book a flight to Guangzhou with Qatar Airways and you’ll discover a forward-focused city that still maintains its traditional values of courtesy, hard work and honour.
Surrounded by magnificent mountain ranges, its relatively remote location means that this remarkable city has developed a unique sense of identity and a very individual character. Its values are perhaps a little less conservative than other parts of China, and even its cuisine is distinctive, making it a fascinating destination for both business and leisure travellers.
One of the main landmarks in the city is Xiguan Residence, a perfectly preserved example of traditional Cantonese architectures from the late Qing Dynasty, and one home to the upper class residents of the city.
For a moment’s peace and tranquillity away from the hustle and bustle of the main shopping area, rest a while in the stunning Yuexiu Park, the largest urban park in China with acres of beautifully manicured borders and wide open spaces.
In fact, this huge city is full of gardens and parks, including Yuntai Garden, situated at the base of Cloud Mountain and famous for its selection of rare plants and flowers.
The city is full of museums (note that most museums are closed on Mondays). One of the most important archaeological finds in China is the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King, with its thousands of jade tiles, while at the foot of Bayiun Mountain is the Guangzhou Sculpture Park, which displays work by some of the region’s best sculptors.
Flights to Guangzhou with Qatar Airways land at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, second only to Hong Kong as an air transport hub for the region.
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 Guangzhou please check the visa and passport requirements.
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