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Book flights from Doha to Alexandria with Qatar Airways
Arriving in Alexandria
Egypt’s second most popular destination after the capital of Cairo, Alexandria is the country’s key port and the gateway to the Mediterranean. Once the home of the Alexandria Lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, today it’s a cosmopolitan city, bustling port and vibrant home to 3.5million people.
Alexandria still has plenty to offer tourists looking for that authentic Egyptian experience, with ancient monuments and fascinating museums charting its history as a centre for culture and learning. Book a flight to Alexandria with Qatar Airways and discover more about this culturally rich location.
While the mighty lighthouse and its legendary library may have long since gone, there are plenty of historic sites to keep visitors interested. The huge Citadel of Qaitbay is located on the spot once occupied by the lighthouse, and overlooks the harbour.
The catacombs of Kom el-Shouqafa, at Karmouz, is a stunning series of tombs filled with statues and carvings that are a fusion of Roman, Greek and Egyptian cultural references, echoing the cosmopolitan nature of the city itself.
Pompey's Pillar, also in Karmouz, is a 25metre-high granite column erected in AD297, while the Roman theatre at Kom El-Dikka was also constructed at around the same time.
If you want to get out of the heat of the midday sun but still feel the need to soak up some cultural references, then Alexandria’s museums are particularly good, especially the Alexandria National Museum. For a moment of quiet contemplation and solitude, head to the beautiful 18th century El-Mursi Abul-Abbas Mosque.
Flights to Alexandria with Qatar Airways land at Borg El Arab 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 Alexandria please check the visa and passport requirements.
Flying from Doha
From the luxury departure lounge to the oasis-styled exterior complete with gently swaying palm trees, Doha’s brand new Hamad International Airport is the very epitome of modern elegance.
Hamad International Airport one of the few Middle Eastern hubs to connect with all six continents, putting it at the very heart of the international transport system.
Transportation and Parking
Short-term parking is available at two sides on either side of the terminal, with the Eastern car park more convenient for Qatar Airways passengers.
The bus pavilion is located to the right just outside the entrance to the passenger terminal, and provides regular services into the business and residential centres of Doha.
Chauffeur- driven limousines are available on request, and car rental facilities are also on offer.
Arriving at Hamad International Airport
If you are flying from Doha in First or Business Class with Qatar Airways, the most convenient access to the airport is through Entry Gate 1. Economy class passengers will find it easiest to enter the departure hall through Entry Gates 2 and 3.
Travel from Doha with Qatar Airways and enjoy our dedicated lounges, such as our Oryx Lounge, or Gold or Silver Lounges for frequent travelers. Our premium travelers lounge, Al Mourjan, includes its own duty-free shops, private rest areas and showers.
Facilities and amenities
Free Wireless internet access is freely available too throughout the passenger terminal, along many other facilities, such as prayer rooms, children’s play areas, and hotel desks.
The airport offers a wide selection of facilities, including exclusive retail outlets and an international menu of cuisine from Asian and Arabic through to Italian and American.
Enjoy comfort and award-winning opulence in the skies when you fly from Doha to Alexandria with Qatar Airways, and experience air travel at its most glamorous. Treat yourself to award-winning service and the space to properly relax, enjoying gourmet cuisine and personal attention from the cabin crew.
Alexandria was founded by Alexander the Great and was home to Cleopatra, and today you can still catch glimpses of that fabulous past in many of the city’s imposing buildings, and in its sheer energy. Explore the many museums and monuments, or simply enjoy sipping coffee in one of the old-world cafés that pepper the city. Even the more recent belle époque architecture has its allure, and the residents of this ancient metropolis are amongst the friendliest on earth.
Doha to Alexandria route guide
• Flight distance: 1,373 miles (2,328 kilometres)
• Doha to Alexandria flight time: 4 hours