When you travel long distances by air it always helps to have plenty of leg space, fine cuisine and award-winning services on offer, to help pass the time comfortably. On flights from Beirut to Washington DC with Qatar Airways these are what you can expect as part of your passenger experience with one of the world’s leading carriers. Our in-flight cuisine is a menu of select delicious dishes, and our award-winning services are exemplary.
Washington DC is a world centre of global influence and prestige, into which the US has poured resources for decades to create the huge and vastly influential city we see today. Monuments such as the Lincoln Memorial and Capitol are iconic and instantly recognisable by everyone, and the city’s museums and galleries are amongst the finest on the planet.
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.
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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