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Hamad International Airport (HIA) offers passengers a number of different lounges.

This thread, is specifically for the Al Safwa First Class Lounge. Information on the other Lounge options at HIA, can be found here.

Does Al Safwa have a web page?
Yes: http://www.qatarairways.com/global/e...-al-safwa.page

Where can I find Al Safwa Lounge?
The Lounge is located on Level 3 of the airport.

Can I use the Qatar Airways Al Safwa Lounge?

Access is based on your underlying fare bucket. This means that no upgraded tickets, are granted access.

Access is thus restricted to Qatar Airways First Class, and OneWorld First Class passengers :
- either holding a First Class boarding pass* for their next flight
- or holding a First Class boarding pass* from their previous flight, provided the flight time was over 5 hours. That specifically means flights on an A380.
- Guests are not permitted.
* Operational Upgrades / QCredit upgrades to First do not give access.

Arrival access? (coming from LHR in F)

YES

ex. CAI-DOH-HEL

Arrival access? (coming from CAI in F)

NO

But HEL-DOH-CAI will work as DOH-CAI is a departing segment.

Privilege Club Platinum members and other Oneworld Emerald members are not allowed in the Al Safwa First Class Lounge and can only use the "ordinary" First Class Lounge.

What does the lounge look like?
Reports on the Lounge, can be found here and here. Photographs of the lounge, can be found here.

Is there a Spa?
Yes, there is a full Spa, but you will have to pay for treatments. A full list of treatments available can be found here

What about the sleeping rooms?
Stargold in http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/28199729-post1177.html suggests that access to sleeping rooms is as follows:
'* No reservations allowed - always first-come first-served
* Only available if the remaining time until the flight departure is more than 4 hours
* Passengers are allowed maximum six hours' usage - for any further usage, a fee of QAR 450 is payable for a second block of six hours.
* No F&B of any kind except bottled water in the sleeping rooms.'


What changes can I expect during Ramadan?
Ramadan affects QR and you in many ways so please look at ramadan to see how you are affected.

Updated: 26/5/2017.
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Old Jan 5, 19, 8:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Dr. HFH View Post
I tried the same thing at Al Mourjan. If you ask, the answer is likely to be no. AM manager explained to me that if you leave the airport, your bag(s) must go with you.

From a practical perspective, how would they know?
Exactly, when I was in the AS in 2016 upon exiting no one asked anything.
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Old Jan 6, 19, 1:53 am
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Transfer time in the AS will be from 1800 till 1640 the following day, can I leave my hand bag in the AS leave DOH go to Souk Waqf for about 2- 3 hours then return back into the AS?.
I did this when I went on the transit tour of Doha (reasonable value for 40QAR). Left my bags in the lockers at AS, didnít ask just did it. Had no issue.
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Old Jan 6, 19, 3:24 pm
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I looked over the past 3 months of posts and I think I know the answer, but can someone confirm.

Award routing...arrive from US, QR J, connecting to MCT, QR F. Looks like a 8-9 hour connection time at DOH depending on my final routing. It appears that I'll have access to AS awaiting the connection, correct?
Thanks BA6501 for answering in the affirmative. A bit of a follow-up, I am thinking that I am going to go into the city for a bit during the layover. It appears that I can enter the lounge, shower, leave my carry on in a secure locker, go out and about, and be able to re-enter the lounge at a later time holding the F ticket to MCT. Correct?
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Old Jan 9, 19, 12:30 pm
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Al Safwa Lounge Access of Sale

Several travel blogs are reporting QRís newest policy for the AS Lounge. If you have a paid business class ticket with QR, you can now purchase access to AS Lounge for 250 Qatar Riyals.
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Old Jan 9, 19, 12:33 pm
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https://onemileatatime.com/buy-qatar...lounge-access/

More details here. In terms of what is available me so far.
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Old Jan 9, 19, 12:43 pm
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Originally Posted by madfish View Post
https://onemileatatime.com/buy-qatar...lounge-access/

More details here. In terms of what is available me so far.
Not really any more details because he just copied the infos available here in the other thread already and even mentioned flyertalk as the source of his info.
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Old Jan 9, 19, 5:17 pm
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Not really any more details because he just copied the infos available here in the other thread already and even mentioned flyertalk as the source of his info.

Yes, but it was certainly more than the OP provided, and as he referred to blogs, that is what I showed.

Also worth having this link in case they do get additionally information that they then post.
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Old Jan 10, 19, 12:08 am
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Will be transiting in Doha next Monday so will go check it out! Is the first lounge on a different level to Al Mourjan lounge? Canít remember! Any further info prior to this would be much appreciated.
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Old Jan 10, 19, 4:30 am
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Originally Posted by lamphs View Post
Thanks BA6501 for answering in the affirmative. A bit of a follow-up, I am thinking that I am going to go into the city for a bit during the layover. It appears that I can enter the lounge, shower, leave my carry on in a secure locker, go out and about, and be able to re-enter the lounge at a later time holding the F ticket to MCT. Correct?
Yes that is correct, and exactly as I did as per my post above.

If you havenít been to Doha before I would recommend the transit tour for 40 QAR. Itís a bit Truman Show-esque but is an easy way to see a few different bits of Doha and you get some time to wander round the souk at the end.

https://www.qatarairways.com/en-gb/o...city-tour.html
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Old Jan 10, 19, 6:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Ldnn1 View Post


Yes that is correct, and exactly as I did as per my post above.

If you havenít been to Doha before I would recommend the transit tour for 40 QAR. Itís a bit Truman Show-esque but is an easy way to see a few different bits of Doha and you get some time to wander round the souk at the end.

https://www.qatarairways.com/en-gb/o...city-tour.html
Thanks!
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Old Jan 11, 19, 6:55 pm
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What food options are available after midnight ? My stopover 12-3am.
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Old Jan 11, 19, 11:40 pm
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What food options are available after midnight ? My stopover 12-3am.
Both Al Mourjan and the deli are open and have their regular food options (my DOH connections are often at those hours). I don't know about Al Safwa. If you have no lounge access, many of the non-lounge restaurants do close for some period overnight.
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Old Jan 12, 19, 4:26 am
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What food options are available after midnight ? My stopover 12-3am.
The normal a la carte menu is available in Al Safwa. I ate a full meal between midnight and 1am there recently. The sushi and deli section were also open and they were happy to serve me sushi from there in the a la carte dining area.
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Old Jan 12, 19, 6:22 am
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For info: Despite what some have said in this thread, I recently accessed the lounge following BA123 in First connecting to QR in whY on separate tickets. Some confusion to start with but they were more than happy. Maybe I was lucky but always worth a go.
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Old Jan 18, 19, 3:36 am
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I'm arriving in Y from MLE-DOH 1st May around 1pm and departing in F from DOH-FRA 2nd May around 8am, a 19 hour layover/connection.

Is there anything stopping me from going into Al Safwa and using their sleeping rooms instead of heading into Doha or will they not let me in until the 2nd?

Also, I booked the Y and F on separate redemptions, can I check bags all the way through to FRA or will I need to collect and recheck? (sorry if OT).

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