DOHA AIRPORT ADDRESS (Common Address for all Doha departure place)
Doha International Airport (DOH)
Doha, Qatar (QA)
Doha, the capital of Qatar, is a fusion of traditional Arab culture and the highly modern, with an international flair provided by its diverse expatriate population. In 2022, Qatar is set to host the Federation of International Football Association World Cup. Doha is an international shopper's paradise with malls selling everything from affordable fashion, jewelry to high-end couture.
Traditional Middle Eastern marketplaces, like the Souq Waqif, sell an entire spectrum of products. A long walkway along the shores of the Persian Gulf, Doha's Corniche is a place to relax and take in the local charm. People can learn more about the Islamic faith at Fanar, the Qatar Islamic Cultural Center, which seeks to "help all non-Arabs to have a better understanding of Islam and culture of Qatar.". The food scene in Doha is quite diverse, both in terms of cuisine and price. Smaller Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Indian restaurants are found all over the city offering authentic regional delicacies. Qatar has also has numerous Chinese, Thai and Korean establishments in addition to many places that serve traditional Middle Eastern fare. For something fancy, visit restaurants in the major hotels, which offer nontraditional menu items like sushi. The best time to visit Dubai is during the winter months, from November to April. January and February see heavy tourist traffic because of the Dubai Shopping Festival, which makes the city come alive.
Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IATA Code - IST)
Address: Yeşilköy, 34149 İstanbul, Turkey
Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (IATA Code - SAW)
Address: 34912 Pendik, Istanbul, Turkey
Fought over for centuries, Istanbul’s amazing cultural heritage is in part due to its location straddling the Bosphorus straits. This ancient city is at a crucial confluence where Europe meets Asia Minor and the city can legitimately claim to be the point at which east meets west.
Through most of its 2,500-year-long history, Istanbul was a cultural melting pot. Today, the city is largely Turkish, but feels extremely cosmopolitan – perhaps due to the reach of the Ottoman Empire, which stretched from the Balkans to Egypt. Juxtaposed with the visible glory of its history is the frantic pace of 21st-century life, with busy traffic-choked streets, chaotic markets, classy shopping hubs and countless cafés. The city boasts a flourishing arts and music scene too with the hippest bars, clubs, art galleries and designer fashion outlets found on the northern side of the river in the vibrant Taksim Square and Beyoglu area. With dancing, live music and plenty of raki (an anise-flavoured alcoholic drink) into the small hours, you’ll also find a fair share of hedonistic nightlife here. As for food, there’s far more than just kebabs in Instanbul. Turkey’s diverse cuisine can be found both in traditional ‘workers’ diners and swanky, contemporary restaurants.
Don’t leave without taking a boat over to the Asian side, which contrasts with Beyoglu. A grid of little boutiques, traditional restaurants, bookshops and a few bars can be found in the bustling Kadiköy district near the river, which is dominated by the impressive Haydarpasa Terminal. Yet another example of why Istanbul is one of the world’s most architecturally impressive cities.
The best time to visit Istanbul is September to November. That's when the crowds diminish, the rates drop, and weather is spectacular.