June 17, 2015

Review: Qatar Airways First Class Doha-Abu Dhabi

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 Doha-Abu Dhabi first class main course

Flight: QR 1046
Departure in Doha: 11:53
Arrival in Abu Dhabi: 13:55
Equipment: Airbus A320
Flight duration: 1h 2m
Date of flight: May 26, 2015
Seat: 1F
*This is an award travel, Business class flight #81

Qatar Airways First Class Doha-Abu Dhabi boarding gate

Qatar Airways First Class Doha-Abu Dhabi window seat

Qatar Airways First Class Doha-Abu Dhabi reading materials and safety instruction card

Qatar Airways First Class Doha-Abu Dhabi entertainment controls

Qatar Airways First Class Doha-Abu Dhabi screen

Qatar Airways First Class Doha-Abu Dhabi seat controls

The flight was almost full with only 2 of the 12 seats vacant and as soon as Mike and I were seated, we were offered a hot or cold towel as well as something to drink. I chose a hot towel and a glass of water with a slice of lemon. As far as I know, offering a choice of hot or cold towel is something new and Qatar Airways is the only airline doing this which is impressive. We were also offered some newspapers and later, the menu cards were also handed to us.

Qatar Airways First Class Doha-Abu Dhabi menu card

Qatar Airways First Class Doha-Abu Dhabi dining menu

Qatar Airways First Class Doha-Abu Dhabi beverage menu

Qatar Airways First Class Doha-Abu Dhabi beverage menu

Afterwards, we were offered some arabic coffee and dates.

View of Hamad International Airport during taxi.

As this was a very short flight, meal service started immediately as soon as the seat belt sign was turned off. The meal consisted of the following:

Appetizer: Seasonal Salad (moutabel, artichokes, mushroom & cherry tomato)
Mains: Marinated grilled prawns in yogurt mint dip
Dessert: LADUREÉ Plaisir sucré

The other choice for the main course was the Spinach and Feta Cheese Fatayer.

The food was very good and just after the meal, we started our descent.

View of Abu Dhabi before landing

We landed at the Abu Dhabi International Airport about 8 minutes ahead of schedule which was very much appreciated since we were planning to explore Abu Dhabi for the first time.

CONCLUSION

Just like our flight from Muscat to Doha, the service on this "very short flight" was very efficient and the food tasted great. My one (not so nice) comment on this flight was that bags are supposed to be placed in the overhead cabin during take off and landing but on this particular flight, the cabin attendants did not say anything to the passenger involved. Overall, a very nice flight.