When you step onboard a Qatar Airways flight you are in for an experience that attains the highest standards of luxury travel. From the freshness of our in-flight cuisine to the quality of our services, everything we do is designed to make your journey special. Choose flights from Washington D.C to Riyadh with Qatar Airways and experience luxury, from the moment you check in to the moment you land in this fascinating destination.
Riyadh is the capital and largest city in Saudi Arabia and is a destination famous both as a key business centre and fascinating tourist hotspot. Its economy is very diverse, focusing on the areas such as manufacturing and construction, as well as financial services. Riyadh is host to many of Saudi Arabia’s largest banks and major financial institutions. Whether you are visiting this fascinating destination as a tourist or business traveller, arrive in style when you fly with Qatar Airways.
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.
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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