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Book a flight from Gassim to Colombo with Qatar Airways

Discover what it’s like to travel with the world’s luxury airline when you step on board a 5-star Qatar Airways flight. From the high quality of our cuisine to the range of our in-flight entertainment, when you book flights from Gassim to Colombo you can expect a relaxing experience that reaches the highest standards of excellence  beginning the moment you check in and ending with your arrival in the fascinating city of Colombo.
 
With its tropical climate, miles of coastline and vibrant metropolis the Sri Lankan city of Colombo is not only a gateway to the rest of the island, but is a remarkable stop off in its own right. Explore the rich local culture, history and traditions in several museums, such as the National Museum of Colombo and the Dutch Period Museum. Colombo is a city where old and new are happy to sit side by side, and whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, let Qatar Airways take you there in style.

 

Flying from Gassim

Buraydah is the capital of Al-Qassim Region in northcentral Saudi Arabia in the heart of the Arabian Peninsula. Its importance as an agricultural centre for the country is still prominent, although it is beginning to expand into other areas as well, including finance and commerce.

This makes it a popular destination for business travellers, and Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Regional Airport is the primary entry and exit point for air travellers.

Passengers flying from Buraydah with Qatar Airways will find this regional airport exceptionally clean, efficient and friendly, with a real emphasis on ensuring the passenger experience is one to remember. Helpful staff go out of their way to make the start of your journey as pleasant as possible.

Transportation and parking

The easiest way to get to the airport from Buraydah is by taxi. These can be booked in advance by the hotel concierge or reception, or pre-booked by phone.

Buses and coach services also run regularly to the airport. Parking is limited, but close to the terminal, giving easy access.

Arriving at Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Regional Airport

As this is a relatively small regional airport there is only one terminal, and passengers flying from Buraydah with Qatar Airways will depart from the main terminal.

Check the information boards on arrival to see which gate your flight has been allocated. Allow between 1-2 hours before your flight is due to depart for check in and to clear customs.

Facilities and amenities

Facilities and amenities at the airport are good, with snacks and drinks available in the lounge area.

The airport is currently undergoing expansion and re-development, which should ensure that facilities are expanded in the coming years. Please note that no alcohol is sold in any of the retail or Duty Free outlets.

 

Arriving in Colombo

Book a flight to Colombo with Qatar Airways and you’ll discover a cultural melting-pot that is vibrant, and full of character and interesting sights. Colombo is Sri Lanka’s largest city, and manages to retain its traditional cultural identity whilst still being one of the Asia-Pacific region’s fastest-growing economies.

From temples to museums, a selection of galleries that showcase local artists and wonderfully vibrant markets, Colombo is a feast for the senses. A flight to Colombo with Qatar Airways introduces you to this remarkable location.

Tourist attractions


Filled with museums, cultural icons, distinctive architecture and beautiful open spaces, Colombo is a live representation of Sri Lanka’s rich history and culture that stems from multiple influxes of different ethnic groups and colonial influences.

 

You can discover more about the various cultures that have influenced the country at the National Museum of Colombo and the Dutch Period Museum.

Other must-see attractions in the city include the Buddhist temples of Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya, Gangaramaya and Seema Malaka -- the latter of which is famed for its incredibly tranquil lakeside location.

Traditional Sri Lankan entertainment incorporates intricate shadow puppetry, and one of the more eccentric attractions is the Traditional Puppet Art Museum, where you’ll see delicately crafted puppets and dioramas made by local artists.

Travel considerations


Flights to Colombo with Qatar Airways land at Bandaranaike 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 Colombo please check the visa and passport requirements.

 

Useful Info About Gassim

 

Currency: Saudi Riyal (SAR)

Voltage: 127 / 220 V 60 Hz

Plugs: Type A / B / F / G

Language: Arabic

International dialing code: +966

More Information:
Read our Gassim Travel Guide

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Useful Info About Colombo

 

Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee (LRK)

Voltage: 230 Volts

Plugs: Type D

Language: Sinhala / Tamil / English

International dialing code: +94

More Information: Read our Colombo Travel Guide


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