Qatar Airways has a tremendous lounge in Doha that is in the running for the best business class lounge in the world.
We had a couple hours between our flight from Casablanca and connection to Colombo, giving us a chance to return to Qatar’s excellent Al Mourjan Business Class Lounge. This was not my first visit, but this is the first time I’ve posted a review.
The lounge is massive. And spacious. And minimalist. That is a winning combination.
I took a lot of pictures — good pictures, I think — and so this will be more of a photo tour than overly descriptive. But a couple thoughts.
First, the staff was very kind. I had a long conversation with the Sri Lankan chef about life in Doha and flight benefits. Every staff member I encountered seemed anxious to serve.
Second, the lounge is not designed for sleeping, but it’s not a bad place to spend an overnight layover. Qatar Airways now offers free hotel rooms for transit passengers, but there are worse places to be stuck than a 24/7 lounge with two restaurants, a well-stocked bar (though Krug is no longer served…) and and plenty of seats to relax in.
Here’s a look at the amazing lounge:
Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Business Lounge Seating
I hope my pictures make clear the enormous scale of this lounge: it seats over 1,000 guests.
Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Business Lounge Baggage Room
Need to store your bag? Combination lockers are available.
Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Business Lounge Smoking
The pictures below were the two hardest to get, as the smoking lounge (as one might expect in the Middle East) was typically very busy.
Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Business Lounge Prayer Room
For Islamic guests, prayer room is available.
Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Lounge Business Center
The business center is huge! Computer work stations, printers, and even a a large conference room is at your disposal.
Throughout the lounge, automated departure boards keep you updated on your flight. There are no flight departure announcements…or loud music for that matter. The lounge is beautifully serene.
Drink stations are also located all over the lounge so you can always stay hydrated.
Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Lounge Game Room
If you need a break form the kids, a game room should keep them occupied.
Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Business Lounge Dining
The lounge has two main dining areas — a café that serves sandwiches and a main buffet/bar upstairs.
The café offers tremendous sandwiches made-to-order.
Proceed upstairs to the main dining room where there is sufficient seating for several hundred and a 24-hour buffet of food from around the world. The bar is also always open.
Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Business Lounge Showers
Showers are available and unlike in the Al-Safwa First Class lounge, complimentary.
Other bathrooms are located throughout the lounge.
I think you’ll agree this is an amazing lounge on so many levels. Just putting this together today makes me regret not leaving more time to layover on my upcoming Qatar Airways trip.