Travelling to the northern heart of the UK has never been easier or more enjoyable, thanks to regular flights from Dammam to Manchester with Qatar Airways. Visit one of the most vibrant and fastest-growing commercial centres in Europe, with a luxury flight that will leave you feeling relaxed and ready to do business.
Once the home of the Industrial Revolution, Manchester is now the United Kingdom’s communications hub, home to major broadcasters and a host of research and development companies and high-tech industries. If you have business in Manchester, Qatar Airways’ flights can take you to this exciting city when you want, and in the comfort and style you expect.
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.
Home to one of the most famous football teams in the world, Manchester is the powerhouse of the north of England, and an up-and-coming communication and broadcasting hub that is now also home to BBC. Fly to Manchester with Qatar Airways and you’ll have the chance to explore this thriving city and all it has to offer.
Manchester is well known for its lively entertainment, music and theatre scene, but just a few miles from its busy centre is some of England’s most beautiful countryside, including the Wirral, the Lake District and the Peak District. A flight to Manchester with Qatar Airways gives you the opportunity to discover the delights of the north-west of England for yourself.
The Museum of Science and Industry and the waterways of the Manchester Ship Canal give you a fascinating glimpse into the city’s past as the epicentre of the Industrial Revolution.
For football fans (and particularly those of MUFC), a tour around the legendary turf of Old Trafford is an essential stop.
Manchester has plenty of museums and cultural attractions, including the Gallery of English Costume, the Imperial War Museum North, and the People’s History Museum.
The eponymous Manchester Museum contains a selection of more ancient exhibits dating to the time of the dinosaurs and Ancient Egypt.
Flights to Manchester with Qatar Airways land at Manchester Airport’s Terminal 2. 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 Manchester please check the visa and passport requirements.
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