If you fancy a stylish and comfortable trip to the Gulf for business or pleasure, try flights from Miami to Riyadh with Qatar Airways. You’ll have the space you need to chill out and relax both body and mind, thanks to our cabin design that gives you that all-important extra legroom. Our attentive crew bring you services from an exclusive range throughout the trip, and you’ll get to sample award-winning cuisine along the way.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s stunning capital and the jewel in the crown of the Gulf States, sits right at the heart of the country on a wide plateau in the desert. The magnificent Kingdom Centre with its sky bridge towers 302 metres above the business district, and there are numerous upmarket restaurants and glitzy boutique malls to enjoy on your trip here. For a taste of the older city, visit Masmak Fort in Riyadh’s historic Deira district and shop in the local bazaars.
The Sunshine State’s main airport serves one of the United States largest cities, and is one of only eight US airports currently able to accommodate the new A380 Airbus.
The focus in this bright, efficient airport is on customer service, and passengers flying from Miami with Qatar Airways will find the staff incredibly friendly and welcoming, making departures from this international air hub a real pleasure.
In 2014 it was voted as one of the world’s best airports serving 40-50 million passengers at the Skytrax World Airport Awards.
Parking and transportation
Miami International Airport is exceptionally well served with public transport, with direct links to Miami-Dade Transit's Metrorail, Metrobus network, the Greyhound Bus Lines and to the Tri-Rail commuter rail system.
The MIA Mover is a passenger movement system that transports passengers between terminals and Miami Central Station. Both bus and rail coverage is extensive, fast, reliable and affordable. Add to this a fleet of efficient taxis and limousine services and you have a comprehensive ground transport system that’s admired throughout the aviation industry.
Car parking is also plentiful, with a total of 8,233 spaces, and valet parking available in the Dolphin and Flamingo garages on the departure level, across from concourses D and J.
Arriving at Miami
Passengers flying from Miami with Qatar Airways depart from the North Terminal Concourse D. This is a huge terminal, so it is important to ensure that you check upon arrival for the correct check in gates as marked on the automated display boards.
Alternatively, call ahead to confirm your flight and departure time, concourse and gate, or check online at www.miami-airport.com. You will need to arrive at least two hours before your departure time to clear check in and customs.
Facilities and amenities
Miami International Airport has an exceptional selection of facilities and amenities, as one would expect from such a large air hub. Concourse D has two multi-media auditoriums that can be booked for business functions, and Wi-Fi is available in some public areas and lounges.
There is a wide range of award-winning shops and retail outlets selling exclusive, luxury goods and accessories, and an excellent selection of cafés, restaurants and food outlets serving international cuisine.
Saudi Arabia’s capital is a major business destination that is the epicentre of commerce and finance in this part of the world. As a result it is geared towards business travellers, with high quality hotels and conference centres as well as exceptional restaurants. From what was once a desert community, Riyadh has now grown into a city of international importance.
Book a flight to Riyadh with Qatar Airways and discover a city built on traditional values and principles that welcomes visitors with genuine warmth. Riyadh’s history stretches back to at least the 3rd Century, but today it’s a bright, modern and vibrant city that’s pushing forward with an emphasis on technology and innovation.
The massive and imposing Masmak Fortress is the heart of old Riyadh and has been painstakingly restored to almost new condition. Inside, an extensive museum charts the history of the fortress and the surrounding city in detail, giving you a real insight into the culture of Saudi Arabia.
For more information on the history of the Saudi people, a visit to the National Museum is a must. This museum is an interactive experience that utilises high-tech gadgets to immerse visitors in the atmosphere and culture of the country. It’s one of the city’s most popular attractions, with daily performances and virtual tours of some of the country’s great battles and events throughout history.
About 40km north of the city is Wadi Hanifa, which has been transformed from a dried riverbed into a stunning desert park that gives you a chance to escape the noise of the city for a gentle picnic or to explore the tranquillity of the desert.
Back in the city you’ll find the Kingdom Centre, an ultra-modern structure and the second-tallest building in Saudi Arabia. The view from the 99th floor Skybridge is truly spectacular, particularly at night.
Flights to Riyadh with Qatar Airways land at King Khaled 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 Riyadh please check the visa and passport requirements.
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