Frequently Asked Questions
I have booked a flight to Doha and am pregnant into my 32nd week, will airline allow me to travel without GP letter?
Most airlines allow pregnant women to fly up to and including the 36th week, provided the pregnancy has been straightforward. Under IATA guidelines, pregnant women can be allowed to fly depending on their past history, number of foetuses carried and weeks of gestation. For example, an uncomplicated single pregnancy may be accepted in weeks 36 to 38, if the flying time doesn't exceed four hours. But a complicated multiple pregnancy may not be accepted beyond 32 weeks (aircrew are not midwives and there's no paediatric intensive care on the plane). But many airlines will not carry pregnant women after 36 weeks – make sure you check with the airline before booking.Airlines normally refuse to fly pregnant women who have previously given birth prematurely (pre-term) or have had blood clots in the veins of their legs.It is strongly recommended that if you are into your 32nd week or beyond, you obtain a letter from GP after thorough examination.
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Airport Guide for Doha International Airport
Doha International Airport is the only commercial airport in Qatar. It has three mosques, free Wi-Fi, a duty-free area, a few eateries and 42 parking bays for aircraft. There are also 60 check in gates, 5 baggage claim belts.
Money and communications: Qatar National Bank currently operates ATMs in both the departures and arrivals terminals, as well as currency exchange services in both terminals. There is a post office in the departures building. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available in two of the airport's first class and business class lounges. Eating and drinking: There are plenty of outlets selling buffet foods, fresh ground coffee, fast foods, snacks and ice creams at the airport. In the departure area there are several cafes. In the arrivals hall there is a Costa Coffee café. Shopping: There are several shops at the airport. The duty-free shops are huge and well stocked, selling cosmetics, toiletries, electronics, gift items, souvenirs and much else. Luggage: Lost luggage inquiries should be directed to the information desk or your airline. Other facilities: A medical clinic with an emergency trauma and cardio-treatment room is available at the airport. A mosque for men only is located in arrivals and a mosque for both men and women is located in departures.
The existing airport will be replaced in late 2011 or early 2012 when the first phase of New Doha International Airport is expected to open.
The airport is currently ranked as a 3 star by skytrax along with 7 other airports.
Parking: Over 1,000 car parking spaces.