Fri, Oct 15: Doha, Qatar
Doha airport in Qatar is my home for a 12 hour layover before my next flight to Cairo. Based on internet searches, I thought I would take a quick tour of the city, but it was on complete lockdown. No exiting the airport. At least they had a bunch of stores to browse.
Weird though, there are two Harrods locations, and two Be Relax stores in one shopping mall.
Within the airport are the two Qatar Lounges, the Al Safwa First Lounge and the Al Mourjan Business Lounge. The one you get to use is based on the cabin class of your next flight. On the way over, I went to Al Safwa, and on the return I went to Al Mourjan. Spoiler alert: Al Safwa is nicer.
Either lounge was better than hanging out in the mall, but if you are not so lucky to have access and don’t want to pay for it..
TIP: Head to the Be Relax Spa where you can get a chair massage then take a long nap, space permitting.
Following the Doha layover, next was the flight to Cairo.
Part of the Ben UnchartedX Egypt Tour