Let our professional and attentive cabin crew welcome you with a smile on board our state-of-the-art aircraft, when you fly from Gassim to Istanbul with Qatar Airways. Enjoy a premium long-haul service, with all the latest in-flight entertainment and a delicious cuisine prepared by award-winning chefs – and arrive at your destination refreshed and relaxed, courtesy of our 5-star service.
Istanbul is the crossroads of two continents and countless cultures. This vibrant destination is widely regarded as the cultural and economic centre of Turkey, a city rich in history and culture and famed for its hospitality. A location where east meets west, visitors to Istanbul will encounter a heady mixture of traditional and modern city life, guaranteeing that, whether you are there for business or pleasure you will have an amazing time in this remarkable Turkish destination.
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.
Sitting astride the Bosphorus, the iconic city of Istanbul bridges Asia and Europe both culturally and physically, giving it a unique perspective on both cultures, and a character unlike any other major city.
This energetic, frenetic city has been at the very heart of trade between the two continents for thousands of years, and today is just as important strategically, and a natural magnet for tourists looking for a fascinating and unique location.
Book a flight to Istanbul with Qatar Airways and you’ll quickly discover the charm of the city for yourself. From lively markets and souqs to exclusive malls, beautiful mosques and spectacular forts, Istanbul has it all.
Istanbul’s myriad of ancient monuments date back to the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman periods. Most, including the Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, Sultanahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque), and Basilica Cistern are clustered around Sultanahmet Square, making a tour of some of the city’s finest attractions easy.
However, it is worth wandering a little further afield, and a stroll across the Golden Horn will bring you to Galata. This district to the north is full of its own attractions, including the Galata Tower, which provides visitors with magnificent panoramic views of the city.
If you’re interested in seeing some of the best examples of contemporary Turkish art then head to the Istanbul Modern on the waterfront.
A site of considerable religious importance and the home of another iconic image of Istanbul are the Galata Whirling Dervish Hall of Sufi Mevlevi order; you’ll find this to the north of the Galata Tower.
Flights to Istanbul with Qatar Airways land at Istanbul Atatürk 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 Istanbul please check the visa and passport requirements.
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