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With flights from Los Angeles to Tehran with Qatar Airways, you can fly to Iran’s historic capital city in real style and comfort. Take the weight off and relax in our generous seating space as we provide you with a range of specially created premium services, including top-quality, award-winning cuisine and a selection of exclusive items from our in-flight list. The time will slip smoothly by as professional and attentive cabin crew cater to your every comfort.
Iran’s biggest city is a treasure chest of art and culture, steeped in history. The city is home to some of the most exotic architecture in the Islamic world. When you fly here with Qatar Airways, be sure to pay a visit to the Sa’d Abad Museum Complex, a stunning museum set in acres of beautiful mountainside parkland. Once a summer palace of the ruling Pahlavi dynasty, this landmark is now full of glorious displays of artefacts from the country’s past.
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.
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.