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Book a flight from Chicago to Tehran with Qatar Airways, and discover the best way to fly in exceptional comfort and luxury. Recline in specially designed seating that offers you plenty of personal space, so you can really sit back, stretch out and relax during your flight to the Iranian capital. Our attentive cabin crew are on hand to offer you a range of premium services, while you dine on exquisite cuisine. Tehran is Iran’s largest city and is packed with brilliant attractions for you to enjoy when you visit here with Qatar Airways.
The city is steeped in Islamic architecture and culture, from the stately Sa’d Abad Museum, former summer palace of the Pahlavis, to the Treasury of National Jewels and the bustling and colourful Tehran Bazaar. The Museum of the Islamic Period has particularly impressive collections from around the Muslim world.
For an airport, Chicago O’Hare International Airport has a remarkable little secret – it’s got a very eco-friendly ‘green’ policy.
Fly with Qatar Airways from Chicago and you can’t fail to notice the fabulous Aeroponic Garden and the wetlands restoration project.
Even the taxis and many of the hire vehicles on offer are green-energy vehicles, making O’Hare International Airport a leader in sustainable management.
Transportation and parking
For travellers flying with Qatar Airways from Chicago, the large D Parking provides short-term parking only (no overnight parking allowed). For long-term parking the best option are economy lots E, F and G.
Transport from these areas to the airport terminals is available. Chicago’s famous CTA ‘L’ Trains take you from the centre of the city to the airport, and the Pace Suburban bus service also runs regular shuttles to the airport.
There are plenty of taxi companies all specialising in airport runs, and the taxi ranks are located outside the main entrances to the terminals.
Arriving at Chicago
Qatar Airways flights from Chicago O’Hare International Airport leave from International Terminal 5, Concourse M. A number of lounges are available for passengers. As with all U.S. airports, security is very tight, so ensure you have all your documentation ready to hand.
Facilities and amenities
The Xpress Wellness Center and Spa is the perfect place to relax and unwind before your Qatar Airways flight from Chicago.
The Executive Center in Terminal 3 provides no fewer than 26 meeting rooms for business travellers to utilise, while various airline lounges provide comfortable, quiet areas to relax in while you wait for your flight.
A number of retail outlets in Terminal 5 provide travellers with a fine selection of luxury goods, while various restaurants, eateries and cafés serve everything from quick bites and snacks to more exotic international cuisine.
Tehran is opening up to tourists, allowing much greater access to this rich, fascinating and ancient capital at last. Book a flight to Tehran with Qatar Airways and the first thing you’ll notice about this lively and friendly city is the extraordinary mountain backdrop.
The towering, snow-capped Alborz Mountains dominate the landscape, providing wonderful hiking and trekking opportunities for the more adventurous traveller.
Back in Tehran you’ll find a fascinating fusion of ancient and modern – towering monuments and beautiful mosques, bustling markets and gleaming skyscrapers.
The welcome you’ll receive in Tehran is warm and friendly, and this unexpected tourist destination is now becoming a favourite among more discerning travellers who want to head off the beaten path and experience the real Persia.
Tehran’s mountain backdrop is echoed by its own towering monuments in the centre of the city, the most famous of which is the Azadi Tower. Built to commemorate the 2,500th anniversary of the Persian Empire, it’s a fusion of Sassanid and Islamic architecture.
A museum in the base of the tower gives visitors a potted history of the Empire, as well as the history of the tower itself.
The tomb of: ‘Abdul ‘Adhīm ibn ‘Abdillāh al-Hasanī is a place of pilgrimage for many. The Shah-Abdol-Azim shrine is dedicated to the descendant of Hasan ibn ‘Alī. He was also a companion of Muhammad al-Taqī, and was buried at the shrine in the 9th century.
The Treasury of the National Jewels is an astonishing collection of jewellery and the largest of its kind in the world. The glistening collection includes the Darya-e-Noor diamond, the sister diamond to the Kuh-e-Noor diamond, the world's largest uncut ruby and a free standing golden globe made from 34 kilograms of gold and no fewer than 51,366 precious stones.
Flights to Tehran with Qatar Airways land at Imam Khomeini International Airport, 55km southwest of the city centre. 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 Tehran please check the visa and passport requirements.
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