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Doha Airport tips please - Lounges?

Doha Airport tips please - Lounges?

Old Jun 28th 2015, 11:12 am
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So the wife and kids are off home for a stretch and have to do a 3 hour layover in Doha late in the evening.

I want to make it easy for them if I can, so was hoping I could get them into a lounge to relax for a bit? Are all the lounges for premium frequent flyers only?

I haven't done the new airport yet and well remember the old one where it involved a 20 minute bus ride to the terminal then a squash through immigration into a dodgy old terminal.
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Old Jun 28th 2015, 1:51 pm
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Can't speak for the lounges but the new airport is pretty posh. And quiet every time I've flown through, which is every 2-3 weeks. I don't think you need a lounge for a few hours' respite. There's even a couple fancy looking large kiosks with free internet access on Macs.

DXB looks worn and tired by comparison.
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Enoyed time in the Qatar Airways lounge, but I was travelling business class. Beautifully decorated, reflection pool and fine dining upstairs.
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The Oryx lounge allows paid access but I'm not sure it's really worth it, it's not a great lounge and you have pretty good facilities in the rest of the airport.
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I've never bothered trying to find the lounges - normally just sit at the bar for a couple of hours. Get me even more in the mood for leaving the country
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I've never bothered trying to find the lounges - normally just sit at the bar for a couple of hours. Get me even more in the mood for leaving the country
Thats exactly what I do, I've never bothered with the lounge at the new airport. Bottle of Vino in Champagne & Caviar for 100 chips and smiley friendly staff.
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Default Re: Doha Airport tips please - Lounges?

If you're flying business with QA the lounge is pretty good with decent food options and a well stocked bar which will pour Krug down your neck until you fall over . The other lounges are bog standard even for Gold Card holders , curly sarnies and warm cans of Fosters .

The premium terminal in the old airport was far superior IMO as it was set aside and you had direct access to the flight when flying business.
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Default Re: Doha Airport tips please - Lounges?

Thanks for all the tips. Seems to be a lot different to the old airport then.
She didn't need the lounge and even found some kids playgrounds in the terminal.

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