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A flight from Jeddah to Houston, Texas with Qatar Airways not only transports you to the oil capital of America,, but introduces a new way of travelling long haul. With Qatar Airways the emphasis is on luxury, comfort and style, and our fleet of state-of-the-art aircraft, a host of award-winning services and our outstanding, attentive staff fuse together perfectly to offer you the best in quality trans-Atlantic services.
Houston is the heart of the ‘Lone Star State’, and America’s oil production capital. This gives it strong ties with other oil-based economies around the world, but behind the glittering, ultra-modern skyline you’ll still find a traditional American culture that’s built on respect, honour and trust. Houston may be a commercial centre, but it still has that hometown feel that offers a warm and genuine welcome to visitors.
Opened in 1981, the King Abdulaziz International Airport welcomes not only travellers from around the world, but pilgrims on the Hajj to Mecca too. Its huge complex covers over 100 square kilometres, and is one of the biggest air transport hubs in the Middle East.
Transportation and parking
Because of the sheer size of the airport and the distance between the north and south terminals, taxis provide the main means of transportation in and around the airport.
During the Hajj period, the volume of passengers increases significantly, so if you are flying from Jeddah with Qatar Airways during this period it is probably best to book a taxi or limousine in advance. Regular buses from the city and other locations run regularly to the airport. There is ample parking available close to the North Terminal.
Arriving at King Abdulaziz International Airport
There are two main passenger terminals, as well as the iconic, tented structure of the Hajj Terminal, which is reserved exclusively for pilgrims on the Hajj.
Flights from Jeddah with Qatar Airways leave from the North Terminal (along with most other international flights). Be aware that the two terminals are nearly 8 kilometres apart, and the only way to get from one to the other is by airport taxi.
Facilities and amenities
As King Abdulaziz International Airport is in the middle of an extensive development program, current facilities may be a little limited.
However, the new developments will bring in everything from a purpose-built food hall and mall with exclusive brand shopping available, as well as a large mosque, lounges and wellness areas for passengers.
America’s fourth largest city and the heart of the ‘Lone Star State’ of Texas, Houston is one of the most popular destinations in the U.S. A flight to Houston with Qatar Airways takes you to a Southern city that is also thriving in the arts and culture scene.
Museums and galleries line its boulevards, while attractions are designed to give you the full Texan experience throughout your stay. Warm, welcoming and friendly, Houston will encompass you in true Southern hospitality.
The best way to see the attractions (and for a discounted price) is to pick up a Houston CityPASS . The pass will give you entry into the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Downtown Aquarium, the Children’s Museum of Houston, and the Houston Space Center.
Don’t forget to make time for a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts and Houston Zoo.
If you are up for a stroll in an incredibly tranquil and peaceful environment, then visit the Rice University campus, which is set in woodland and is famous for its public artworks and architectural features.
If you fancy taking part in some outdoor pursuits, such as jogging or mountain biking, then head to Memorial Park.
Flights to Houston, Texas with Qatar Airways land at the George Bush Intercontinental 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 Houston please check the visa and passport requirements.
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