Book flights from Houston to Lagos with Qatar Airways
It’s the comfort and stylish ambience of flights from Houston to Lagos with Qatar Airways that help make travelling by air to Nigeria’s largest city so pleasurable. Enjoy fine cuisine, served to you by an attentive cabin crew, while you recline in spacious seating with ample room for your legs. With premium services like these on offer, by the time you reach Lagos you’re guaranteed to feel thoroughly rejuvenated.
Lagos has a watery setting, spread across Lagos Lagoon and the Gulf of Guinea. Nigeria’s largest metropolis is a regional financial centre, most of its high-rise office blocks packed into the relatively small area of Victoria Island. This busy little nucleus also has some of the best beaches in the country, and you’ll also find the National Museum of Lagos here with its fascinating displays of native craftworks and cultural artefacts. Many of the city’s concerts and other public events are held at Freedom Park, a redeveloped prison from the colonial era.
Flying from Houston
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is one of China’s busiest air transport hubs and is the country’s third largest airport. Just 27 kilometres north of the city, it is also one of China’s most modern airports, opened in 2004. Passengers travelling from Guangzhou with Qatar Airways will discover a bright, incredibly efficient and ultra-modern starting point to their journey, where staff go out of their way to make your journey as comfortable as possible.
Transportation and parking
Travel in China is incredibly well organised, and Guangzhou is no different. If you are driving then the airport is served directly by its own Airport Expressway, which avoids many of the usual traffic jams in the centre of the city. A metro service goes straight to the station and you’ll also find five Airport Express and six Airport non-stop bus services between the city and the airport, calling at major hotels, plazas and train stations. Taxis are plentiful and can be arranged by your hotel concierge, or pre-booked. The airport has both indoor and outdoor parking, which is relatively close to the terminals.
Arriving at the airport
Passengers flying from Guangzhou with Qatar Airways depart from the International Departures hall. There are four check-in islands and 102 check-in counters, and the process is very quick and efficient, as long as all your documentation is in order. Islands F and J are the most likely locations for Qatar Airways flight check-ins, but do consult the information boards to be sure. Allow approximately two hours to clear customs and check-in.
Facilities and amenities
Guangzhou International Airport has excellent facilities, ranging from business centres offering photocopying, fax and internet services, through to mother and baby changing rooms, a post office and banking facilities. A range of retail outlets and food vendors is located on the first floor of the domestic lounge, or you can head for the Jinlong Food Street by Gates 17 and 18 in the Departure Hall for tasty, local food and on-the-go snacks. Retail outlets include jewellery, leather and cosmetics shops, as well as the usual travel essentials.
Arriving in Lagos
The commercial centre of Nigeria and Africa’s largest city, Lagos is an energetic and exciting location full of colour. A combination of the mainland and connections to several islands, Lagos is a complex location that takes some getting used to. But once you do you’ll find it to be a friendly and welcoming place and a truly unique experience.
Book a flight to Lagos with Qatar Airways and you’ll not only have access to one of the world’s largest cities for business and commercial travellers, but a host of attractions to keep leisure travellers captivated too. Your African adventure begins with a flight to Lagos with Qatar Airways.
Lagos has over a dozen beaches. Close to the city is Lagos Bar Beach, which is a broad, sandy expanse but does tend to get crowded. If you’re looking for a quieter beach then head a little further out of town to Lekki Beach, Alpha Beach, Eleko Beach and Akodo Beach Ogogoro Island, or Atlas Cove. You’ll find a 110-year-old lighthouse taking pride of place at the aptly named Lighthouse Beach, one of the most tranquil and deserted of Lagos’ beaches.
The Lekki Conservation Centre is down on the Lekki/Epe expressway near Chevron, and is a haven for wildlife. A stroll around this well-run conservation centre gives you a window on Nigeria’s flora and fauna.
In the city you’ll find plenty of museums and exhibitions to explore, including the National Museum of Nigeria and the Nike Art Gallery, which is home to a very good collection of Nigerian folk art and contemporary works by young, up and coming African artists.
The National Theatre of Arts & Culture on the mainland is the epicentre for performing arts in the country. It puts on frequent shows of both traditional and contemporary dance as well as music concerts all year round.
Flights to Lagos with Qatar Airways land at Murtala Muhammed 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 Lagos please check the visa and passport requirements.