QATAR AIR­WAYS

Friday - - Travel -

The cost A re­turn flight from Dubai to Beijing, via Doha, typ­i­cally costs from Dh6,955.

The perks With chauf­feur ser­vice, pri­vate ter­mi­nals and new busi­ness­class seats, Qatar of­fers one of the very best ex­pe­ri­ences for pre­mium trav­ellers. You’ll be pam­pered from the mo­ment you set foot in the ter­mi­nal un­til touch­down. Known for its un­ri­valled ser­vice and im­mac­u­lately dressed staff, the air­line ex­cels in ev­ery as­pect, and this was recog­nised last year when the car­rier won the best business-class ti­tle at the pres­ti­gious World Air­line Awards.

Its in-flight din­ing has also been much cel­e­brated of late after the air­line em­ployed a cast of the world’s great­est chefs – in­clud­ing Nobu Mat­suhisa whose restau­rant in Copen­hagen was named the best in the world – to de­sign a menu adapted for op­ti­mum taste at 38,000 feet. You’ll also be kit­ted out with de­signer sleep­wear, Ital­ian Frette li­nen and a se­lec­tion of Fer­rag­amo At­timo toi­letries. This month the air­line will be­come the first car­rier to fly the Air­bus A350 XWB, re­put­edly the most ad­vanced plane in the world with the widest seats, HD en­ter­tain­ment screens and a state-of-the-art ven­ti­la­tion sys­tem. What’s not to love?

The draw­backs While Qatar’s new A350 XWB and A380 planes have up­graded business seats, many of the older planes feel a lit­tle cramped and lack­ing in the rock­star fac­tor. How­ever, the air­line is com­bat­ing this and slowly up­grad­ing seats across its fleet.

The ver­dict If on a route served by a new plane, you’re in for a su­per treat.

For more info or to book visit

www.qatarair­ways.com/ae

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