The beauty of placing yourself in our hands on flights from Riyadh to Barcelona with Qatar Airways is that you’ll have a truly luxurious in-flight experience from start to finish. Enjoy an award-winning service on board our state-of-the-art aircraft, with delicious in-flight cuisine and ample seating space for complete comfort throughout your trip and arrive in Barcelona refreshed and ready to go.
Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is packed with colour, excitement and culture, making it one of Spain’s top destinations for visitors. It has a rich and varied history which stretches back to the Romans and beyond, and the modern city with its fine dining and great shopping venues is a delight to explore. Sights like Gaudi’s eccentric cathedral and views across the Mediterranean make this an exotic city to visit.
Dominated, not by its terminals but by the magnificent mosque that lies at the very heart of the complex, Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport is a rapidly expanding air transport hub that is becoming increasingly important to the region.
Qatar Airways flights from Riyadh connect this busy business hub to Doha with regular daily flights. The airport itself is modern with interesting architectural focal points that draw on traditional Islamic design.
Parking and transportation
The airport’s parking facilities are excellent, and situated very close to the main terminals. Two very large multi-storey garages are located directly in front of the passenger terminals, on either side of the mosque. With a capacity to hold up to 11,600 vehicles, there is plenty of space in both long and short-term parking areas.
The car parks are connected to the terminals and the mosque by pedestrian walkways under the arrivals level roadway. While there is no public transport to the airport, there are shuttle services from some of the more popular hotels, and a fleet of taxis transport passengers to, and from, the airport. Please note that women are not allowed to drive on public roads in Saudi Arabia.
Arriving in Riyadh
Qatar Airways flights from Riyadh depart from Terminal 1. Moving walkways connect the main terminals (including Terminal 1) and are located in the three link buildings between the terminals.
Airbridges connect passengers to their flights from the departures area, removing the need for bus journeys out to the aircraft.
Facilities and amenities
The focus of the airport is the main mosque, a beautiful building that can house up to 5,000 worshippers inside and a further 5,000 in the plaza outside. Within Terminal 1, there are a range of retail outlets selling luxury goods, travel essentials, books and magazines.
Other facilities include a bank, ATM machines, and a range of cafés and restaurants serving quality international cuisine, snacks and beverages.
Spain’s second largest city and the capital of the fiercely independent Catalonia region, Barcelona is a unique blend of baroque buildings, ultra-modern skyscrapers and beautiful squares full of character. A cultural epicentre for southern Europe, Barcelona is an eclectic location that is full of interest.
Perfect for city breaks or a longer vacation to really explore its many riches, this unique city welcomes visitors from all over the world. Book a flight to Barcelona with Qatar Airways and fall in love with this vibrant, energetic city for yourself.
At 9pm in the evening, Barcelona has a unique landmark that enchants those who see it – the musical fountains of in Plaça d'Espanya. The Barri Gòtic or Gothic Quarter is the medieval heart of the city, but some structures date even further back to the Roman settlement of Catalonia.
A slightly more modern addition to the city’s landscape is the Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Pavilion. Originally built in 1929 but torn down less than a year later, the reconstructed version built in 1986 demonstrates how important to the history of modern architecture the original was.
Barcelona is also packed with World Heritage sites, including the striking Park Güell, the extraordinary Casa Batlló (one of Antoni Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces) and the truly stunning Palau de la Música Catalana, where you can hear some of Barcelona’s finest musicians perform. There is also a myriad of galleries to explore, as well as plenty of open spaces to relax in.
Flights to Barcelona with Qatar Airways land at Barcelona-El Prat 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 Barcelona please check the visa and passport requirements.
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