QR Al Safwa First Class Lounge

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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)



Arrival access? (coming from CAI in F)


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 Jul 24, 20, 12:33 pm
Join Date: Dec 2009
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Any word on when the Al Safwa lounge may reopen? I'm imagining it won't be for a long time, but I didn't know if there was any info out there.
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Old Jul 26, 20, 9:14 am
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Originally Posted by nufnuf77 View Post
That is correct, we are transiting in 5 days and I am hoping AL M. is an oasis of tranquility without the sapphire riff-raff
Was there this morning and I think due to the fact that hardly anyone is travelling at the moment, it was very quiet. You wouldn't know that 4 lounges are crammed into one at the moment!
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Old Jul 26, 20, 9:43 am
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If anyone's at the AM bar and could remind me what the port is they have behind there that'd be appreciated, I thought it was pretty nice and intended to pick up a bottle - but for some inexplicable reason I couldn't remember it after ~7hrs of very attentive service on the flight after trying it...
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Old Dec 17, 20, 2:53 pm
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Has anyone heard of a planned re-opening date for Al Safwa? Al Mourjan is getting busy, and having to wait for showers is annoying with a short transit.
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Old Dec 17, 20, 3:04 pm
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Originally Posted by ecanem22 View Post
Has anyone heard of a planned re-opening date for Al Safwa? Al Mourjan is getting busy, and having to wait for showers is annoying with a short transit.
I hear you but would be anyone's guess and pure speculation until QR officially announces.
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