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Travel in style and comfort from Ta’if to Doha with Qatar Airways and enjoy the very best in in-flight services on the way to Qatar’s beautiful capital. Choose from a selection of premium services while a devoted and trained cabin crew caters for all your needs. Take your pick of the very finest cuisine, and enjoy comfortable and spacious seating that you can thoroughly relax in. All these elements come together to ensure that by the time you land you’ll be completely refreshed and ready for sightseeing or doing business.
Doha, with its splendid views across the Persian Gulf, is famous for its futuristic skyline that never seems to stay still for more than a few days. Wonderful new architectural confections keep towering up, creating a suitably glamorous setting for a range of cultural treasures. The magnificent Museum of Islamic Art is a real jewel, and the Corniche promenade is also a must-see during your stay in Doha.
Although named Ta’if Regional Airport, this key Saudi transport hub actually serves a number of international destinations too, making it an important and busy airport within the Gulf network.
Located 30km from Ta’if and 70km from Mecca, it is also an important gateway point during the Hajj season. Customers flying from Ta’if with Qatar Airways will find this small but incredibly efficient airport to be an excellent starting point for any journey.
Transportation and parking
Some buses do run to and from the airport from Ta’if, but the main transport link to the airport is by a pre-booked taxi. Your hotel concierge will be able to order your taxi for you – journey time from Ta’if to the airport is around 50-60 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. Limousine services are also available for VIP guests. Because of its limited size, parking is very restricted and is primarily designed for drop-off and pick-up only. It is therefore advisable to make alternative arrangements if you are leaving your car in Saudi Arabia while you travel abroad.
At the airport
Customers flying from Ta’if with Qatar Airways depart from the main terminal’s Departures lounge. Check-in desks are extremely efficient and quick, but security in the airport is exceptionally tight and comprehensive checks are made on all passengers before embarkation. Be prepared for some delays, which can be considerable during the Hajj season, when the number of passengers flying into and out of the airport increases.
Facilities and amenities
First class and Business class passengers have their own exclusive lounge area with Wi-Fi and other business facilities. The main departure lounge is spacious and well laid out, with good facilities for both men and women. Discreet baby-changing areas are available. Vendors provide a selection of beverages and light snacks, and there are limited retail outlets selling accessories and travel goods.
Book a flight to Doha with Qatar Airways and you’ll be flying into the home of our airline, and the home of international travel.
This remarkable city is also developing at an incredible pace, becoming one of the fastest-growing cities in the Gulf region.
Home to the Educational City, museums, cultural attractions and much more, Doha is a surprising destination that is full of interesting sights and activities.
Dominated by its crescent-shaped bay, Doha was originally a collection of fishing and pearl-diving villages. Today, its skyline rivals that of any international destination worldwide. A flight to Doha with Qatar Airways gives you a chance to discover this fascinating city for yourself.
Doha has a wonderful selection of museums, including the Msheireb Enrichment Centre. This is a barge docked at the Doha Corniche, close to one of the city's oldest landmarks, the Sheraton Hotel. It holds exhibits that chart the country’s historic background as well as its continuing plans for the future.
The Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art has recently opened and is home to a collection of modern art from across the Arab world.
The Al Koot Fort was built in 1880, and is a popular photographic stop for tourists visiting Souq Waqif – a charming traditional market and the social heart of the city. The Clock Tower is next to the Grand Mosque, and because of its hilltop position it offers panoramic views of Doha and the Corniche.
Doha Heritage Village is located along the Corniche in Al Rumeilia Park, and is based on a traditional Qatari village.
Flights to Doha with Qatar Airways land at Doha 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 Doha please check the visa and passport requirements.