Member since 01 Nov 2017
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I am travelling to Europe on Qatar and the flight connections require me to overnight (8 and 16 hours). I am not enthused by Doha and priority is sleep. I am in QR business class and have QF Gold status. Many thanks!
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Member since 08 Aug 2016
Total posts 112
I'd just book a room "the airport hotel" which is within the terminal so you don't have to leave customs or anything
Member since 22 Jan 2015
Total posts 85
For the 16 hour layover, consider booking a hotel outside the airport, which are considerably cheaper than the HIA Hotel and only takes about 20mins from Hamad Intl in a taxi. On my recent trip from NRT to FCO I had a 14hr layover in DOH and so stayed at the Westin, got some much needed sleep that even business class can't top.
Great advice, thank you :)
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By all means get out of the airport and explore Doha. The tourism jewel is the Museum of Islamic Art. It’s open most days, and is even better live than you will see in the pictures. The building and it’s contents are spectacular. It’s about 20-30 minutes from the airport and well worth the trip. The view from there of the curious collection of buildings in the CBD across the bay is good too. I’m afraid after spending 2 weeks there in 2015 there isnt much else worthwhile, apart from a walk along the Corniche, as long as it’s cooler weather (November to March).
Thanks very much - I do like museums. Prob won't be open late at night but I'll remember that for next time.
Member since 11 Apr 2012
It sounds like you might be eligible for the stopover package (STPC) which includes:
Member since 14 Oct 2016
Total posts 130
I had a similar long layover and thought I was eligible, but when I chatted to Qatar Directly and they looked in to my booking, I wasn't because of how the booking was made on their website (ie I had not booked it as a multi city booking) I'd still give them a call to see what they say though.
Thanks very much for the STPC tips. That would do nicely.
Member since 10 May 2014
Total posts 83
Eight hour stopover, stay in the lounge (Al Mourjan) there are sleeping chairs just behind the entry desk to the right; 16 hour, yes leave and get a hotel, the prices have really come down since the blockade.
Member since 05 Aug 2017
Total posts 48
Thought I share my experience as flown via Doha in J few times in last few months:
Thanks for this ecellent review of options. Since I first posted my query I have been issued a STPC for the Oryx hotel, just near the airport. I am inclined to take tat option for a good sleep.
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