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Enjoy your journey with the world’s 5-star airline, when you book flights from Kuala Lumpur to Beirut with Qatar Airways. From the quality of our in-flight entertainment and award-winning cuisine to the attentiveness and professionalism of our cabin crew, you can expect only the highest standard of excellence when you fly with us – so that when you arrive in the fascinating destination of Beirut you are relaxed and ready for business or pleasure.
Beirut is the capital of Lebanon and a truly cosmopolitan city, financial and commercial centre and a destination brimming with cultural and historical interest. The first thing you will notice about Beirut is its stunning natural location, as it juts out onto the rich blue waters of the Mediterranean. Across its many districts, visitors to Beirut will discover everything from modern shopping centres to fascinating museums, exploring the remarkable history of the region.
Opened in 1998, Kuala Lumpur International Airport has quickly gained a reputation as an efficient, friendly and pleasant start to any international journey.
The airport was voted to have the World’s Best Immigration Service in the 2013 Skytrax World Airport Awards. Qatar Airways flights from Kuala Lumpur connect to destinations all over the world, making this an important international hub and a key part of our network of departure points in the Asia-Pacific region.
Transportation and parking
Kuala Lumpur International Airport has an extensive network of ground transport options, including various bus routes to and from the capital, around the airport itself.
A choice of train options are also available, with non-stop KLIA Ekspres trains running every 15-20 minutes, while KLIA Transit trains also provide a regular service. Note that tickets are not interchangeable between the two services. There are two main car parks offering 11,442 spaces, with a long-term parking lot located at Block A.
Arriving at Kuala Lumpur International Airport
International flights, including those with Qatar Airways, depart from the main Terminal (the smaller, older KLIA2 is used mainly for internal flights).
There is a variety of check-in methods available for passengers, including an online service and an advance baggage check-in, where you can check your bags up to eight hours in advance of your flight. The Plaza Premium Lounge is open to all customers, and there are also private lounges that can be rented by the hour.
Facilities and amenities
Kuala Lumpur International Airport has plenty of facilities to offer, including baby-changing areas, quiet rooms, prayer rooms and a massage centre to help passengers relax.
A number of retail outlets provide travel essentials, as well as high-end luxury goods and duty-free purchases. A choice of restaurants, eateries and cafés provide everything from light snacks and drinks to more substantial meals.
A fascinating history combines with a forward-looking attitude to create a city that has real character and charm. Beirut is unique – a vibrant, bustling and busy city that still retains that ‘Paris of the Middle East’ culture, but also embraces its rich past.
From the trendy shopping district of Verdun to the relaxed seafront area of Ain El Mraiseh, Beirut is a diverse and eclectic city full of contradictions. Dotted throughout its sprawling suburbs are reminders of its ancient Hellenistic, Roman and Ottoman past. Book a flight to Beirut with Qatar Airways and discover this heady mix of old and new for yourself.
While there are plenty of manmade sites to see, nature has been kind to Beirut too. The striking Pigeon Rocks is a huge natural arch that juts out of the Mediterranean, and is the perfect spot to pause with a coffee and watch the sun set over the ocean.
Jeita Grotto, located just 20km north of the city at the Valley of Nahr al-Kalb is a remarkable labyrinth of crystallised caves. A cable car ride that gives you a glorious view of the surrounding countryside takes you to the cave entrance.
Back in the city the Place de l'Etoile (Nejmeh Square) in the Downtown district is the spiritual heart of Beirut, with several important and beautifully decorated religious buildings located here.
Beirut is a very green city, and there are plenty of parks and opens spaces to visit once you’ve had your fill of the excellent museums and galleries for the day. They’re also home to a multitude of festivals, open-air music and cultural shows and relaxed gatherings throughout the year.
Flights to Beirut with Qatar Airways land at Beirut Rafik Hariri 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 Beirut please check the visa and passport requirements.
Currency: Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)
Voltage: 240 V 50 Hz
Plugs: Type G
Language: Malaysian Malay / English
International dialing code: +60
More Information: Read our Kuala Lumpur Travel Guide
Currency: Lebanese Pound (LBP)
Voltage: 220 V 50 Hz
Plugs: Type A / B / C / D / G
International dialing code: +961
More Information: Read our Beirut Travel Guide
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