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With scheduled flights from Washington D.C. to Ahmedabad with Qatar Airways you can land in Gujarat’s largest city feeling refreshed after a luxurious journey. Enjoy comfortable spacious seating, delicious on-board cuisine, and thousands of entertainment options, and make this journey one you’ll remember for all the right reasons.
Ahmedabad is a big city with a long history, reflected in its startling Old Quarter, and some of the most spectacular night markets in the region. The city also has a distinctive old-world charm, and you can visit Gandhi’s former headquarters at Sabarmati Ashram as well as many world-class galleries and museums. Fly to Ahmedabad with Qatar Airways and discover the real India.
The USA’s capital and one of the most iconic cities in the world, Washington D.C. is also an incredibly busy international air hub. Located approximately 26 miles west of the city, the airport’s main terminal is architecturally striking. A huge curved roof arches gracefully into the air. Be warned though, this is a very big airport so you may need a little extra time to orientate yourself.
Transportation and parking
The airport is so large that a train takes passengers from the main building to the concourses. Valet parking (for up to 45 days) is available close to the main terminal, while a selection of other short and long-term parking options are located in garages 1 and 2, with up to 8,325 covered spaces available.
A large economy parking area is located near Route 28 airport exits, providing more than 12,000 spaces. A regular shuttle service runs from the economy parking areas to the main terminal.
A selection of vans, taxis and buses take passengers from Washington D.C. to and from the airport, and a limousine service are also available.
Arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport
Passengers on flights from Washington D.C. with Qatar Airways will need to go to Departure Area 2 to find the Qatar Airways check-in desk.
Once you have passed through security you will need to board an Aero Train, which will take you to the gates on the four main concourses. Gates H and Z are connected to the main terminal building, so there is no need to use the Aero Train to access these gates.
The security checkpoints are located on the mezzanine level.
Facilities and amenities
Dulles International Airport is vast, and offers passengers a wide selection of amenities and facilities. Car rental, hotel information and even a ‘pet relief’ area is located on the ground floor.
On the departures level you will find gift shops and cafés serving everything from snacks to full restaurant-standard meals.
Listed as one of the fastest growing cities in the world by Forbes, Ahmedabad is a little off the usual tourist path. Visitors booking a flight to Ahmedabad with Qatar Airways will discover a city that is warm, welcoming and full of interest, whether you’re here on business or want to discover the ‘real’ India.
This is a city that adores its cricket, and if you want to experience the authentic Ahmedabad lifestyle then a visit to a game is a must. The people are known for their hospitality and friendliness towards visitors.
Craftsmanship is a real feature of the city, and the intricately carved screens at the Sidi Sayed Mosque are simply breathtaking. The Swaminarayan Temple is another unique example of the region’s passion for ornate buildings, and is particularly beautiful at sunset.
The city was home to Mahatma Gandhi, and the Gandhi Ashram near Vadaj is a must-see. Today the Ashram houses exhibitions detailing the life of Gandhi, as well as a handicrafts centre, a handmade paper factory and a spinning wheel factory.
There are also plenty of unique and unusual attractions, such as the Heritage Houses of poles – a collection of structures dating back 600 years. For visitors who want to see the modern city the Science Centre is a fascinating glimpse into India’s rapid progression in science and technology. For a little piece of tranquillity at the end of the day, head to the 15th Century Kankaria Lake and its gorgeous island garden.
Flights to Ahmedabad with Qatar Airways land at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel 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 Ahmedabad please check the visa and passport requirements.