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Emirates launches shortest A380 route, to Doha

Emirates launches shortest A380 route, to Doha

2 days ago Airline News

Emirates has launched the world’s shortest scheduled A380 service, flying a distance of 379 kilometres with a total travel time of one hour and 20 minutes from Dubai to Doha, and one hour ten minutes on the return journey. Outbound flight EK 841 departs Dubai at 07:45, arriving in Doha at 08:05. The return flight, EK 842, departs Doha at 09:50, arriving in Dubai at 12:00.

World Travel Market 2016: Qatar welcomes hospitality partners to London

World Travel Market 2016: Qatar welcomes hospitality partners to London

Qatar Tourism Authority will bring together 21 leading hotels and tourism suppliers to showcase an impressive number of the country’s attractions at this year’s World Travel Market in London. Already firmly established as Qatar’s largest European visitor source market, the United Kingdom is to be the focus of a major drive to reinforce the Gulf region’s successful emerging tourism sector in the leisure industry.

Hamad International Airport to launch new train service

Hamad International Airport to launch new train service

31st Oct 2016 Airline News Rail News

Hamad International Airport has announced that its dual Passenger Trains inside the airport terminal will begin operations from tomorrow. The trains were officially inaugurated by Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker and Badr Mohammed Al Meer, chief operating officer of Hamad International Airport, in the presence of dignitaries from the ministry of transport and communications and members of the press.

Emirates to fly A380 to Doha, Qatar from December

Emirates to fly A380 to Doha, Qatar from December

30th Oct 2016 Airline News

Emirates will be upgrading one of its nine daily flights between Dubai and Doha to an Airbus A380 from December. Emirates recently boosted its services to Doha with two additional flights, taking its total operations to nine daily services and making it the most served destination in the airline’s network.

The World cruise ship arrives in Doha, Qatar

The World cruise ship arrives in Doha, Qatar

18th Oct 2016 Cruise News Tourism News

The world’s largest privately owned residential yacht, The World, docked in Doha Port earlier, marking the beginning of Qatar’s cruise season. The luxury cruise ship will spend two days in Doha before heading to Muscat. This cruise season, which lasts until April 2017, has 32 ships registered to arrive at Qatar’s shores, representing a three-fold increase on last season’s figures.

Qatar to boost stopover potential with visa overhaul

Qatar to boost stopover potential with visa overhaul

Qatar Tourism Authority, Qatar Airways and Qatar’s ministry of interior have announced a revised tourism visa scheme available to passengers transiting through Doha in a move to promote Qatar as a world-class stopover destination. The new transit visa structure now allows passengers with a minimum transit time of five hours in Hamad International Airport, to stay in Qatar for up to 96 hours (four days), without the requirement to apply ahead of time for an entry visa.

Qatar moves to welcome growing cruise arrival numbers

Qatar moves to welcome growing cruise arrival numbers

With a large number of cruise passengers expected to arrive at the country’s ports, Qatar Tourism Authority, in co-ordination with the ministry of interior and Qatar Ports Management Company – Mwani Qatar, have announced new measures to facilitate their disembarkation and entry for a seamless tourism experience. Officials from the three entities have confirmed that, thanks to enhanced technology and close collaboration between cruise operators and security officials, cruise passengers will be able to disembark within minutes and begin enjoying their on-shore excursions.

Google Street View adds Hamad International Airport

Google Street View adds Hamad International Airport

Hamad International Airport has seen the launch of Google’s 360-degree street view imagery of Qatar’s state-of-the-art airport as part of its digital strategy. Street View Special Collects is a feature of Google Maps that lets users explore places around the world such as landmarks, natural wonders, and culturally and historically significant sites.

Hamad International Airport welcomes record passenger numbers

Hamad International Airport welcomes record passenger numbers

18th May 2016 Airline News

Hamad International Airport has served a record 8.8 million passengers during the first quarter of 2016, making it the busiest quarter for the airport since its opening in May 2014. This represents a 20 per cent increase from the number of passengers that travelled through the airport during the first quarter of 2015. In detail, HIA had 8,867,971 passengers pass through its gates during the first quarter of 2016, with a record 3,089,826 passengers departing, arriving and transiting in January which is an unsurpassed figure for a single month for the airport.

British Airways adds direct Middle East services

British Airways adds direct Middle East services

13th May 2016 Airline News Tourism News

British Airways customers will soon be able to experience uninterrupted, direct flights to Doha and Muscat from Heathrow Terminal 5. Previously, customers flying to the Middle Eastern cities had to stop off in Bahrain en route Doha and Abu Dhabi en route to Muscat, but from October 30th both services will fly direct, reducing the journey time to both cities by approximately two hours.