At Qatar Airways we focus on providing each and every passenger with the best in luxury travel experiences. We are proud to offer you an award-winning service, where everything from the freshly prepared in-flight cuisine to the professionalism of our cabin crew is finely tuned to make your journey truly special. Step on board one of our state-of-the-art aircraft and experience 5-star air travel, with flights from Johannesburg to Dubai with Qatar Airways.
World famous as a premium destination, Dubai glimmers with modernity, its monumental architecture rising out of the desert. With an economy that is centred on tourism and service industries, to visit Dubai is to experience luxury on a grand scale. Many of our passengers travel to Dubai on business, but regardless of whether you are there for business or pleasure, this prosperous emirate will welcome you with characteristic hospitality.
The Rainbow Nation’s capital is served by Johannesburg International Airport – an airport with a reputation for excellence. Also known as OR Tambo International Airport, it is named after Oliver Reginald Tambo, a leading anti-apartheid politician.
The airport, despite being the largest in South Africa, is friendly and efficient, offering visitors a pleasant and smooth departure point. Passengers flying from Johannesburg with Qatar Airways will find the process to be smooth, professional and quick, making the airport a great departure point for both business and leisure travellers.
Transportation and parking
Public transport to and from the airport is excellent. The high-speed Gautrain runs between the airport, Malboro and Sandton and takes between 10-15 minutes.
The Magic Bus operates regular services to and from Sun City and other major locations in the city. The airport Shuttle services Airport Link and EZ Shuttle provide door-to-door shuttle services from city destinations to the airport.
Official taxis operate from key locations in the city, with a journey time of approximately 30 minutes to the airport, depending on departure point and the traffic conditions (be aware that early morning and evening rush hour traffic in the city can be very congested, so if you are travelling during this period allow extra time for your journey).
There are plenty of car parks offering both short and long-term parking around the airport, including an underground facility as well as outdoor and covered areas. Bus links are available from the furthest car parks to the terminal.
Arriving at Johannesburg
Passengers flying from Johannesburg with Qatar Airways will depart from Terminal A. It is important to ensure that you arrive at the correct terminal, as there are currently six in operation at the airport.
Terminals A1 and A2 are for International passengers. Because of the size of the airport, it is important to allow plenty of time before your plane is due to depart, so ensure you arrive at the terminal at least two hours before your flight is due to depart.
Facilities and amenities
The airport has exceptionally good facilities, ranging from a large retail area and food court to conference and business facilities. Wireless internet access is available in international departure areas, and there is also an on-site post office and mobile phone hire available.
Food outlets include cafés and juice bars, steak houses and fast food restaurants, and a wide-ranging retail sector includes everything from travel accessories and luxury goods through to jewellery, clothing and Duty Free.
Fly to Dubai with Qatar Airways and experience one of the most luxurious, elegant and vibrant cities in the world.
In just 50 years Dubai has gone from a small fishing village to the capital of luxury, with the finest hotels, shopping and restaurants.
Dubai also has plenty to see - from the world’s tallest skyscraper, the 828-metre Burj Khalifa, to the enchanting Bastakiya District, one of the last remaining areas of Old Dubai.
Flights to Dubai with Qatar Airways will give you the chance to discover this diverse and fascinating city for yourself.
The Dubai Museum lets you catch a glimpse into the historical roots of the city.
You can experience the city’s modern-day cultural vibrancy for yourself by exploring the souqs and traditional Arabian buildings in the historic Bur Dubai area.
Another entirely different side of Dubai can be explored in Deira, where you can visit perfume and spice souqs, as well as the bustling Gold Souq, home to some of the city’s finest jewellery.
If you’ve got a head for heights, Dubai boasts some of the world’s top 100 tallest buildings providing those brave souls, who are willing to ascend to the dizzy heights, with incredible panoramic views of this unique location.
Flights to Dubai with Qatar Airways land at Dubai 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 Dubai please check the visa and passport requirements.
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