June 8, 2015

Review: Qatar Airways Business Class Lounge, Hamad International Airport (DOH)

Trip to Sri Lanka & Oman and Flying On Etihad Airways A380 First Apartment Abu Dhabi-London

Top Attractions in Sri Lanka
Hilton Colombo Residences
Serendib Lounge, Colombo Bandaranaike Airport (CMB)
Araliya Lounge, Colombo Bandaranaike Airport (CMB)
Qatar Airways Business Class Lounge, Hamad International Airport (DOH)
Top Attractions in Oman
Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz Carlton Hotel
Plaza Premium Lounge, Muscat International Airport (MCT)
Qatar Airways First Class, Muscat-Doha
Qatar Airways First Class Lounge, Hamad International Airport (DOH)
Qatar Airways First Class, Doha-Abu Dhabi
Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi
Etihad Airways Premium Lounge, Business Class Abu Dhabi T3 (AUH)
Etihad Airways Premium Lounge, First Class Abu Dhabi T3 (AUH)
Etihad Airways A380 First Apartment, Abu Dhabi-London
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel London Heathrow Airport
Top Attractions in the United Kingdom
British Airways Galleries Lounge North, T5 London Heathrow (LHR)
British Airways Business Class, London-Stockholm



Qatar Airways First & Business Class Lounge, Hamad International Airport reception

Location: Main Terminal, second floor, to the left of the reception
Access: One World Emerald and Sapphire card holders flying in economy class plus one guest
Opening hours: 24 hours

Qatar Airways Business Class Lounge, Hamad International Airport seating

Qatar Airways Business Class Lounge, Hamad International Airport seating

Qatar Airways Business Class Lounge, Hamad International Airport seating

Qatar Airways Business Class Lounge, Hamad International Airport seating

Qatar Airways Business Class Lounge, Hamad International Airport seating

Qatar Airways Business Class Lounge, Hamad International Airport seating near the buffet section

Qatar Airways Business Class Lounge, Hamad International Airport seating and buffet area

Qatar Airways Business Class Lounge, Hamad International Airport buffet area

Qatar Airways Business Class Lounge, Hamad International Airport dining area

Qatar Airways Business Class Lounge, Hamad International Airport buffet

Qatar Airways Business Class Lounge, Hamad International Airport salad buffet

Qatar Airways Business Class Lounge, Hamad International Airport wine selection

Qatar Airways Business Class Lounge, Hamad International Airport family area

Qatar Airways Business Class Lounge, Hamad International Airport business center

Qatar Airways Business Class Lounge, Hamad International Airport 1 of 2 conference rooms

Qatar Airways Business Class Lounge, Hamad International Airport luggage storage

CONCLUSION

Last month, Mike and I flew on Qatar Airways in economy class from Doha to Muscat and had access to Qatar Airways Business Class lounge, thanks to Mike's sapphire status in One World. I have read a few reviews of this lounge where guests wrote that they were not happy because of the small size of the lounge as well as the poor selection of food on the buffet. I was in the lounge between 12 noon and 1 pm and the lounge was not crowded at all but I guess it gets really crowded during peak hours. Regarding the food offerings, I really loved the carrot and coriander soup. The other soup was seafood bisque which I did not taste. There were also sandwiches like smoked beef sandwich, tuna sandwich, oriental chicken sandwich and grilled vegetable sandwich and both the beef and chicken sandwiches were very good. The salad buffet had the usual hummus, tabbouleh, potato salad with apples and cajun chicken salad. The smoking room is located near the business center which means that if you are not a smoker and would need to use the computer in the business center, then it would be a bit of a problem. Overall, a nice lounge.