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When you take a flight from Philadelphia to Dammam with Qatar Airways you’ll be assured of a true luxury air travel experience, thanks to our attentive crew and award-winning service. The seating space is ample enough for you to really stretch your legs, and at meal times you’ll be served some of the finest in-flight cuisine you’ll have ever tasted at altitude. We’ll make sure you get to Saudi Arabia in total comfort.
Dammam, in Saudi Arabia’s huge Eastern Province, is beaten only by Riyadh and Jeddah in terms of size and from the moment you land you’ll appreciate that you’re somewhere quite special. The airport is actually in the desert, within sight of Bedouin tents and camels, and with the city centre just 50km away you’ll experience both the traditional and modern sides of Saudi life.
A major air hub for the industrial heart of the United States, Philadelphia International Airport is one of the busiest in North America for both passengers and freight.
The airport has been the recipient of a slew of awards, including recognition for its contribution to the environment and the arts.
Passengers flying from Philadelphia with Qatar Airways will find that this busy airport is efficiently run by incredibly friendly and helpful staff, who are focused on providing the very best customer experience possible.
Parking and transportation
The airport is vast (in fact it has sections in both Philadelphia city and Tinicum Township), but fortunately ground transportation is very good. The Metro service operates between the city centre and the airport, with several stops along the way. Taxis are plentiful, and hotels in the city are happy to arrange limousine services for passengers.
Buses run frequently from 69th Street Transportation Centre to the airport and from the UPS hub, and the airport is also connected by road to the city by the I-95. There are more than 19,000 parking spaces in several garages and parking lots positioned directly opposite the terminals.
Arriving at Philadelphia International Airport
Passengers flying from Philadelphia with Qatar Airways will depart from Terminal A-West. This is one of the airport’s newest terminal buildings.
There are 13 gates at the terminal (A14 to A26), as well as lounge areas for first and business class passengers, and a selection of facilities and amenities for all passengers.
Facilities and amenities
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport, and is currently being upgraded in Terminal 1-West. Philadelphia Marketplace at the Airport on the B/C Connector has over 30 retail outlets and a large food court.
There are also spa and wellness facilities, private suites and banking services. In the terminal itself there are a number of restaurants serving an international menu as well as lighter snacks and drinks.
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.
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