Review: Qatar Airways First Class inter GCC flights

Date: 16 November 2009

QR102 Doha to Dubai

A330-200 A7-ACF, 167 POB


After stepping inside the A/C, I was very pleased that the A/C has changed from a 2 class to 3 class A330-200 and my seat 1A is a First Class seat by its own!


Only 6 other pax joined the First Class cabin and the whole Business class cabin was not used.



A quick snack was served immediately after take off on this short 44 minutes flight to Dubai. I was very impressed of the presentation and quality of food.


Empty Business Class



The rest of the flight were eventless and I managed to set the seat to fully flat and enjoyed 10 or 15 minutes of rest before landing. We landed at Dubai Int'l at 0325 hrs local time on Rwy 12L.

Date: 18 November 2009

QR103 Dubai to Doha

B777-300/ER A7-BAG (again)

The same A/C took me to the Middle East is now awaiting at Gate 13 to take me back to Doha. A very light load on this morning flight with a flight time of 55 minutes. Again, we pushed back several minutes early and heading for a on time departure. Takeoff was from Rwy12L with the view of Dubai Downtown from the right hand side of A/C.

2nd Business Cabin of Qatar Airways B777-300/ER

A quick morning drink, and quiche was served. Then we are already on descend into Doha.


A surprise, the nice view of Doha Skyline greet me while approaching Rwy34! The view is brilliant even at early morning hours.


This is the older part of the town I believe, shortly before touching down.


Next Flight: Qatar Airways B777-300/ER Business Class Doha to Bangkok