Book flights from New York to Beirut with Qatar Airways
Arriving in Beirut
A fascinating history combines with a forward-looking attitude to create a city that has real character and charm. Beirut is unique – a vibrant, bustling and busy city that still retains that ‘Paris of the Middle East’ culture, but also embraces its rich past.
From the trendy shopping district of Verdun to the relaxed seafront area of Ain El Mraiseh, Beirut is a diverse and eclectic city full of contradictions. Dotted throughout its sprawling suburbs are reminders of its ancient Hellenistic, Roman and Ottoman past. Book a flight to Beirut with Qatar Airways and discover this heady mix of old and new for yourself.
While there are plenty of manmade sites to see, nature has been kind to Beirut too. The striking Pigeon Rocks is a huge natural arch that juts out of the Mediterranean, and is the perfect spot to pause with a coffee and watch the sun set over the ocean.
Jeita Grotto, located just 20km north of the city at the Valley of Nahr al-Kalb is a remarkable labyrinth of crystallised caves. A cable car ride that gives you a glorious view of the surrounding countryside takes you to the cave entrance.
Back in the city the Place de l'Etoile (Nejmeh Square) in the Downtown district is the spiritual heart of Beirut, with several important and beautifully decorated religious buildings located here.
Beirut is a very green city, and there are plenty of parks and opens spaces to visit once you’ve had your fill of the excellent museums and galleries for the day. They’re also home to a multitude of festivals, open-air music and cultural shows and relaxed gatherings throughout the year.
Flights to Beirut with Qatar Airways land at Beirut Rafik Hariri 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 Beirut please check the visa and passport requirements.
Travel in style and comfort on a Qatar Airways flight from New York to Beirut. We’ll get you to the beautiful country of Lebanon while making sure you’re comfortable from take-off to touchdown. Enjoy a range of award-winning services on the way, including luxurious amounts of leg space, a menu of delicious cuisine worthy of a top restaurant, and thousands of entertainment options.
Beirut is an enormous city situated on a headland that juts out into the Mediterranean, and has been a hub for Lebanese culture and finance since its independence. First settled by the Phoenicians over five millennia ago, Beirut is ancient by any standards and there are plenty of cultural attractions such as the National Museum of Beirut to visit. The city also has attractive public parks and squares and some great shopping.
Flying from New York
The iconic JFK airport is representative of the city it serves – big, busy and vibrant. A total of eight terminals and all the major international carriers connect passengers all over the world.
Packed with facilities and friendly staff, JFK is one of the world’s busiest air hubs. Because the airport is so busy, it is important to plan ahead and know which terminal your Qatar Airways flight leaves from.
Transportation and car parking
The easiest way to get to and from the airport is via the JFK AirTrain - a 24-hour service that connects all of the airport terminals with rail and metro stations.
The New York City Airporter Bus runs every 20 minutes from Grand Central Terminal and the Port Authority Bus Terminal to the airport. Taxis are plentiful and a pre-booked limousine service is also available. Car parking for Terminal 8 is in the ‘Red’ Lot, although shuttles from other parking zones provide you with more options if the Red Lot is full.
Arriving in New York
Qatar Airways flights from New York leave from Terminal 8. The free AirTrain service connects the terminals, which is particularly useful if you are transferring from an internal or other international flight.
If your flight leaves from a high-numbered gate, it is advisable to use the free motorized shuttle, due to the distance between the departure area and the gates. The Oasis Lounge (charges applicable) in Terminal 4 is open 24 hours a day and has extensive facilities including showers.
Facilities and amenities
While waiting for your Qatar Airways flight from New York, Terminal 8 offers extensive food and drink outlets serving snacks and fast food, light meals, coffee and refreshments.
There is also a wide range of retail outlets selling everything from watches and sunglasses to a dedicated ‘Metropolitan Museum of Art’ shop. Facilities include baby-care areas, dry cleaning, a pet relief area and a Welcome Centre. Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport for a fee.