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Embark on a trip of comfort and luxury from the moment you make your booking for flights from Los Angeles to Dammam with Qatar Airways. The aircraft you travel on is specially designed with your comfort in mind, so in addition to ample room for your legs you can also enjoy delicious cuisine and choose from a range of premium services. Throughout your journey you’ll be waited on by highly trained cabin crews and offered the very best treatment. Your flight to Dammam is designed around you for the ultimate customer experience.
The regional capital of eastern Saudi Arabia, Dammam is home to exquisite beaches and world-class fishing. Visitors from across the Kingdom come to the city to enjoy its natural and cultural attractions, including sights such as the ancient Tarout Castle in the Old Town. This traditionally built part of Dammam sits on the remains of older settlements which go back over five millennia. The Dammam Regional Museum is another attraction you shouldn’t miss on a trip here with Qatar Airways.
One of the most important airports in the United States, Los Angeles International Airport (or LAX, as it is usually referred to), sits in southwestern Los Angeles. It is the fifth busiest airport in the world, servicing well over 70million passengers annually.
Customers flying from Los Angeles with Qatar Airways will find that this airport, despite its massive size, is incredibly efficient. Staff go out of their way to make the customer experience as pleasant as possible, topped off with a warm American welcome. LAX is a major hub for international travellers, whether you’re visiting California for business or pleasure.
Transportation and parking
A free shuttle bus connects to the Aviation Station on the Green Line of the metro, providing a fast and efficient route between the centre of Los Angeles and the airport, taking around 40 minutes. LA traffic is notorious, so driving to the airport can take hours, depending on the conditions on H1 and interstates 405 and 105. If you are planning on taking a taxi during peak times, allow yourself plenty of time for your journey.
LA is a city of drivers, so all public amenities are designed around the car. Consequently, car parking at the airport is plentiful, with around 8,000 spaces spread across eight parking lots. However, because of the busy nature of the location, it can still be difficult to get a space, especially during peak periods.
At the airport
Travellers flying from Los Angeles with Qatar Airways depart from Terminal 2. Be advised that there are nine terminals spread across a vast area, so ensure you arrive at the correct location. Allow plenty of time before your flight is due to depart, as while check-in is relatively quick, security checks can be lengthy and time consuming.
Facilities and amenities
Facilities are outstanding, but again they tend to be spread across the airport rather than confined to one particular area. Customers flying from T2 will find excellent shopping and retail outlets, offering everything from high-end luxury goods to regular travel accessories. Duty Free shops are located in T2 for international passengers who have cleared security.
Food and drink is plentiful, supplied by fast food and on-the-go snack vendors, in addition to ‘TexMex’ and grills, restaurants and beverage stands. Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport, and conference and business facilities are available in T1, T6 and in nearby hotels.
Dammam is the third largest city in Saudi Arabia after Riyadh and Jeddah. This modern, forward-looking location also acknowledges its history and past with an eclectic mix of incredibly modern architecture that subtly incorporates more ancient design motifs and features. The result is a city that is stunningly beautiful and an oasis in the middle of a vast desert.
Book a flight to Dammam with Qatar Airways and you’ll discover a fascinating city that is beginning to attract more leisure visitors every year. Although a relatively recent addition to the visitor’s map in Saudi Arabia, Dammam offers those who come to the city a warm and friendly welcome.
Dammam’s Corniche is perhaps one of the most popular meeting places for both tourists and locals. Looking out over the Persian Gulf and with a cooling breeze in the evening, this is a relaxing spot that has plenty of cafés and restaurants. A four-kilometre long track allows you to stretch your legs and take in the views.
An extension of the Corniche is Al Morjan Island, a small artificial island with a monument at the centre. But the most striking monument in the city has to be its enormous flagpole, a staggering 60m high and the tallest in the kingdom. It is a landmark that the locals are very proud of, and also serves as a good marker point if you get lost.
Flights to Dammam with Qatar Airways land at King Fahd 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 Dammam please check the visa and passport requirements.