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Little things can make a big difference, as you’ll discover on the regular flights from Dammam to Charlotte with Qatar Airways. It’s our attention to details such as providing the extra space for your legs, and the preparation of delicious in-flight cuisine, which will make your journey a comfortable one. Our cabin crews are friendly and highly trained, and will offer you a selection of award-winning services on your flight to North Carolina. Our aim is to provide you with an exceptional passenger experience from take-off to touchdown.
Charlotte in North Carolina is a classic family holiday destination, featuring a wealth of attractions and fun things to do. As the centre of regional technology and industry, this is a fast-growing city and has some top restaurants and shopping malls to explore and enjoy, as well as great tours of the surrounding area. Visit historic Civil War sites and some of the best museums in the US.
Surrounded by dramatic sand dunes and the vast open spaces of the Arabian Desert, Dammam Airport (known as King Fahd International Airport) is truly vast with six levels housing a huge selection of facilities, check-in desks, lounges and porter services.
Transportation and parking
The airport has a multi-storey car park attached to it. On the roof of this car park, you can find a mosque, which can be accessed from the passenger terminal through two enclosed, air-conditioned bridges and an additional open bridge.
The airport is around 50 kilometres from Dammam city centre, but is well served by frequent bus links and taxis. Carrier SAPTCO runs shuttle buses between the airport and the bus station every hour. The trip takes around 45 minutes. Taxis are available and are located in the rank outside the main entrance. A limousine service is also available.
Arriving at King Fahd International Airport
There is only one terminal at the airport, but it is vast. Departure check-in is located on Level 6, while boarding gates are on Level 4.
Facilities and amenities
King Fahd International Airport was the first in Saudi Arabia to open duty-free shops within its airport. There is a separate area dedicated to shops selling goods that passengers might find useful during their travels, and in the arrivals area you will also find plenty of cafés, restaurants and banks.
ATMs and currency exchange points are available in the departure and arrival areas. For a light meal with a view, head to the fourth floor (above check-in), where you'll find an observation deck and a café serving a buffet selection of food.
Ambitious, forward-focused and expanding rapidly, Charlotte in North Carolina is one of the USA’s fastest growing cities. Yet despite its frenetic pace of expansion, it still manages to retain that relaxed ‘Southern’ feel and welcomes visitors with genuine hospitality and warmth.
Book a flight to Charlotte with Qatar Airways and you’ll quickly fall for the charms of this city that manages to mix traditional values with a decidedly positive outlook.
Charlotte has been the main business centre for the region for decades, but is now developing its tourist industry to introduce more visitors to the attractions of this surprisingly elegant city. From 19th century plantation houses to ultra-modern museums, Charlotte has plenty to offer the curious visitor.
Charlotte is particularly well known for its excellent museums, to the extent that a new ‘Museum District’ is being created on the southern edge of the Uptown district. In the meantime it is well worth paying a visit to the Levine Museum of the New South for a thorough introduction to the history and culture of the Southern States, while the Discovery Place focuses mainly on the sciences and is a fascinating interactive experience.
Lovers of aviation should head to the Carolinas Aviation Museum (located at the main airport), which features a host of beautifully restored planes from throughout the history of flight.
Charlotte has a thriving arts scene and there are dozens of theatres throughout the city, including the Actor's Theatre of Charlotte and the wonderfully entertaining Children's Theatre of Charlotte. If you prefer a more high-octane experience then head to the NASCAR stadium for some of the fastest and most exciting racing on the planet.
Flights to Charlotte, North Carolina with Qatar Airways land at Charlotte Douglas 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 Charlotte please check the visa and passport requirements.
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