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Airport of arrival: Hamad International Airport
Flight time from Istanbul to Doha: 4 hours

Doha, the capital and largest city of Qatar, is located on the shores of the Persian Gulf in the east of the country. Qatar's economic center is home to eighty percent of the country's population. The economy of the city is based primarily on the income generated by the country's oil and gas industries.The name of the city is said to have come from a legendary tree called “ad-dawha” in Arabic, which has stood for many years in a fishing village where the city originated.Doha welcomes tourists from many parts of Europe and the World every year and you can easily find flight tickets to Doha at affordable prices throughout the year.

Doha is a city that welcomes tourists throughout the year and there are many direct flights to Doha departing from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport which is connected through various domestic flights to different cities within Turkey and different cities all over the world. You can book your ticket in advance plan a holiday and find cheap flights from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Hamad International Airport.

About the Airport

Pegasus Airlines offers frequent flights to Hamad International Airport which is the largest and busiest airport in Qatar. The airport is located 19 km south of Doha city center.

Hamad International Airport

Opened in 2014, Hamad International Airport has a capacity of 29 million passengers. The airport, which consists of a single terminal divided into five different regions, has a very modern architecture. There are everything from shops to luxury restaurants.

Transport from Hamad International Airport to the City Center

Hamad International Airport is 19.2 km from the city center. You can go to the city center from the airport by public transport, by taxi, by renting a private car.

There are multiple public transport buses from the airport to the city center. Bus Pavilion is located to the right of the arrivals hall. After you exit the Arrivals Hall you can find it by following the signs to the Bus Pavilion. Route 777 and Route 757 buses are the main busses that take off from the airport every 20-30 minutes. All the busses are operating 24/7.

You can also find different private taxis, sedans or vans, depending on the number of people traveling and your luggage weight. You can find a taxi at the airport 24-hours a day. Taxi pavilion is at the exit of the arrivals hall. The taximeter opening fee is QAR 25 (USD 7), from 5 am to 9 pm QAR 1.20 per kilometer. The price written per kilometer between 9 pm to 5 am is QAR 1.80. Taxi drives take approximately 20 mins.

If you would like to find a more comfortable and faster option, you can book a taxi or consider car rental services offered by Pegasus Airlines.

Public Transport

Buses and taxis are the most commonly used public transportation in Doha.

You can find a detailed city bus network and schedules here or you can visit the website of Mowasalat which is a special company for public transportation in Doha. As you arrive at Doha you can find smart tickets called Karwa in the airport where the bus pavilion is or you can buy it from Doha Bus Station, Qatar Mall, the Pearl Qatar and at Partner Merchants outlets. Karwa offers different types of smart cards, which are rechargeable for a long term of usage (cost: QR 30), unlimited use within 24 hours (cost: QR 20) or two times usage within 24 hours (cost: QR 10).

Taxis and exclusive luxury limousines are among the other options you can use to travel around Doha thanks to its improved highway and road network. Taxi services can be found anywhere in the city as you can find in the Airport as well. With a flag fall of QR4, a minimum taxi fare per trip is QR10. Taxi fare per kilometer is 1.6QR in daytime and 1.9QR in the night time.

There are different locations in Doha depending on the purpose of your visit.

Hotels in the Al Corniche St. in the West Bay area may be preferred for business-related trips. Due to its location, you can also visit famous shopping malls and the cornice to enjoy the city.

If you're visiting Doha for entertainment, you'll find world-famous five-star hotels in the West Bay Lagoon St. in West Bay Lagoon area to suit your needs. Almost all of the hotels here have their beaches.

Although the majority of Doha tourism is luxurious, there are low budget hostels and boutique hotels. You can also stay in shared apartments or with locals.

With Pegasus Airlines you can browse the available accommodation options and book your hotel  Doha at affordable prices months in advance.

Blending African, Indian and Mediterranean flavors, Qatari cuisine offers delicious spice-rich dishes. There are many restaurants spread all around the city specialized with traditional food and as well as world kitchen. Machboos, Sugary Karak, Indian Chapati and Camel Meat are the best local food to try in Doha.

You can have a look at Doha Food Guide page for more suggestions about all the local delicacies.

We have compiled some information you need to know to make your trip to Doha more enjoyable and comfortable:

About Visa

To go to Doha, you will need to obtain a Qatar visa or provide a simple application form to write the reason for your visit to the country. Qatar offers visa-free access to many countries. You can visit this link to find out if your country of residence is on the list of countries that can enter Qatar without visa.

Neighbouring Cities

There are many beautiful places located within a short distance from Doha.

  • Khobar, Saudi Arabia (174 km)
  • Dammam, Saudi Arabia (174 km)
  • Hofuf, Saudi Arabia (196 km)
  • Qatif, Saudi Arabia (210 km)

 

Weather

Doha has a very hot and dry climate. In the summer, the temperature rises to 49 ° C. In the winter, the weather is a little chilly, but not cold. Such climatic conditions make outdoor activities and sightseeing enjoyable from November to early April and these are considered as the peak tourist season in Doha.

Essential Numbers

  • Country Code: +974
  • Doha Area Code: 974
  • Airport Contact: +9744010 6666
  • Emergency Line: 999
  • Airport Shuttle Service: +9744010 6666

Doha is an unforgettable city from the moment you step in with its award-winning, future-oriented, modern and cultural architecture, colorful social spaces and wide shopping, sports and entertainment opportunities brought by developing tourism.The SouqWaqıf, Pearl Qatar, Doha Corniche, Katara Cultural Village, Museum of Islamic Art are the top places to visit in the city.

To learn more about Doha, you can have a look at Doha Travel Guide page that Pegasus Airlines prepared for you.

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