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Discover the true meaning of luxury long-haul when you choose flights from Lahore to Doha with Qatar Airways. Enjoy refined 5-star service, careful attention to detail and an approach to air-travel that will leave you not only refreshed and relaxed, but inspired. Whether you are travelling to the Qatari capital for business or pleasure, the only way to travel is on board a Qatar Airways luxury airliner.
Doha is one of the gulf’s richest cities, a gleaming, modern metropolis that is always on the rise. As such, this destination is hugely popular with business travellers, many of whom are looking to invest in Doha’s vibrant oil and natural gas industries. As well as being an important business and commercial hub, Qatar’s capital is also a popular destination with tourists, with high quality attractions such as the Museum of Islamic Art and the sun soaked, seafront Al-Corniche promenade.
Located approximately 15 miles from the centre of the city, Allama Iqbal International Airport, formerly known as Lahore International Airport, is Pakistan’s second largest civil airport, serving destinations all over the world.
This modern, efficient airport is customer-focused and passengers flying from Lahore with Qatar Airways will find that the service and efficiency of the staff is excellent.
The aim is to make the start of your journey as pleasant as possible, and a combination of friendly, professional staff, good facilities and a comprehensive schedule to worldwide destinations for both business and leisure travellers makes Lahore an excellent starting point for any journey.
Transportation and parking
Buses and taxis run from the centre of Lahore into the airport, although if you are travelling with luggage it is advisable to ask your hotel concierge to arrange a taxi service for you.
Traffic can be incredibly busy, so although the airport is relatively close to the city, allow extra time for your journey. Both short and long-term parking is available close to the terminal.
Arriving in Lahore
Passengers flying from Lahore with Qatar Airways depart from the main passenger terminal Departures area. There are 32 check-in desks and a recent upgrade has made the check-in process much smoother.
However, because of the very tight security at the airport you should allow at least two hours before your flight is scheduled to depart to clear check in and security checks. There are a number of lounges available while you wait, including a VIP lounge for first class and business class passengers.
The international Departures lounge has a capacity of up to 1,200 people so there is plenty of room to relax before your flight.
Facilities and amenities
The airport has a full range of facilities and amenities for passengers to make the start of their journey as pleasant as possible. There are additional lounge areas for passengers, as well as men’s and women’s prayer rooms for devotions.
A selection of retail outlets provide a good choice of goods, accessories and locally produced souvenirs, as well as Duty Free shopping. Assistance for less able passengers is available.
The food vendors offer a small but very high quality selection of light refreshments, snacks, tea and drinks, including one specialising in Pakistani sweets. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout.
Book a flight to Doha with Qatar Airways and you’ll be flying into the home of our airline, and the home of international travel.
This remarkable city is also developing at an incredible pace, becoming one of the fastest-growing cities in the Gulf region.
Home to the Educational City, museums, cultural attractions and much more, Doha is a surprising destination that is full of interesting sights and activities.
Dominated by its crescent-shaped bay, Doha was originally a collection of fishing and pearl-diving villages. Today, its skyline rivals that of any international destination worldwide. A flight to Doha with Qatar Airways gives you a chance to discover this fascinating city for yourself.
Doha has a wonderful selection of museums, including the Msheireb Enrichment Centre. This is a barge docked at the Doha Corniche, close to one of the city's oldest landmarks, the Sheraton Hotel. It holds exhibits that chart the country’s historic background as well as its continuing plans for the future.
The Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art has recently opened and is home to a collection of modern art from across the Arab world.
The Al Koot Fort was built in 1880, and is a popular photographic stop for tourists visiting Souq Waqif – a charming traditional market and the social heart of the city. The Clock Tower is next to the Grand Mosque, and because of its hilltop position it offers panoramic views of Doha and the Corniche.
Doha Heritage Village is located along the Corniche in Al Rumeilia Park, and is based on a traditional Qatari village.
Flights to Doha with Qatar Airways land at Doha 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 Doha please check the visa and passport requirements.
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