I was eager to finally see and review the Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Business Class Lounge. My short stay in Doha has ended. It was time to head home. I booked a Doha-Zurich Business Class ticket using British Airways Avios.

Dedicated Premium Terminal

Qatar Airways has a dedicated Premium Terminal at Hamad International Airport (DOH). Both Business and First Class passengers check-in and go through passport control there.

Qatar Airways Premium Terminal - Hamad International Airport
Qatar Airways Premium Terminal – Hamad International Airport
Inside the Qatar Airways Premium Terminal
Inside the Qatar Airways Premium Terminal

At 7pm the Terminal was quiet. A Qatar Airways agent welcomed me and directed me to the Business Class side for check-in. The check-in area was huge. On the right-hand side were the counters. On the left-hand side was a big sitting lounge . I suppose they sat you down while you waited for your turn during rush time. That’s my kind of stress-free line-up.

Qatar Airways Premium Business Check-in Area
Qatar Airways Premium Business Check-in Area
Qatar Airways Business Check-in lounge
Qatar Airways Business Check-in lounge

Check-in was quick. Two agents helped me tag my checked luggage and carry-on. Then I proceeded to passport control and security. Two police counters were open. It was still very quiet, the whole process took less than 5 minutes and I was off to the lounge.

Upon reaching the central area of the airport, where the yellow teddy is, I followed the signs to the Business Class lounge. At the foot of the escalator, a Qatar Airways agent scanned my boarding pass. I proceeded to the upper floor.

DOH's Lamp Bear by Swiss artist Urs Fischer
DOH’s Lamp Bear by Swiss artist Urs Fischer

Multiple seating areas

As you walk around the lounge,  there are many different seating options. Depending on your needs and mood, you can choose to either sit or lay back.

Al Mourjan lounge blue seats
Al Mourjan lounge blue seats
Al Mourjan lounge sitting area
Al Mourjan lounge sitting area
Al Mourjan lounge purple seats
Al Mourjan lounge purple seats
Al Mourjan lounge sitting area
Al Mourjan lounge sitting area
Al Mourjan Pool & Lounge Entrance
Al Mourjan Pool & Lounge Entrance
Al Mourjan Lounge Pool
Al Mourjan Lounge Pool

Drinks and coffee stations

The hot and cold drinks stations were evenly spread across the lounge. I counted no less than 8 of them. They all feature a choice of warm beverages: coffee or tea. On the cold font, water (flat & fizzy) and a selection of soft drinks were made available.

The bigger stations featured a selection of pastry and cookies.

Drinks and coffee station at Al Mourjan lounge in DOH
Drinks and coffee station

The restaurants

Al Mourjan lounge first floor restaurant
Al Mourjan lounge first floor restaurant
Soup form the upper desk restaurant buffet - Al Mourjan Lounge
Soup form the upper desk restaurant buffet – Al Mourjan Lounge
Salad & mezze from buffet - Al Mourjan Lounge
Salad & mezze from buffet – Al Mourjan Lounge

The Business CenterThe Business Center is split into 4 main sections. The sitting lounge, a small play area, the actual Business Center and a sleeping quarter. The Business Center is huge. About 20 PCs are made available with printers. A help desk is also made available for other services such as fax or mail.

Play area
Play area
Business center - Qatar Airways' Al Mourjan Lounge, Doha
Business center – Al Mourjan Lounge
PC at Business Center
PC at Business Center

The sleeping area

I was impressed by the sleeping area. The transats were very comfortable and big enough for a tall guy like me. You can only lie down on your back. However, the curviness made it very comfortable to maintain such a position for a longer sleep time.

A sign reminded passengers that the lounge was an announcement free-space. Thus, they needed to figure-out a way not to forget about their scheduled boarding time.

Leather Sleeping transat
Leather Sleeping transat

Service

The staff was omnipresent across all sections of the lounge.

On the one hand, the Qatar Airways agents were on the lookout for passengers who needed help with their reservations. Also, they were making sure no one was going to miss their flight.

On the other, the servers would welcome passengers and offer to bring them a drink or hot beverage. Naturally, the same was done in the restaurant area. I  felt like a VIP: a dedicated staff at my service.

Verdict

If you have Oneworld miles sitting idle, then you have to book a Business class airfare out of Doha. This lounge is in my top 3 so far along with Cathay Pacific’s The Wing in Hong Kong. Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Business lounge is spacious, quiet and relaxing space. It was designed with a lot of care and for passenger comfort. Do you want to know how much I paid for my reward Business Class airfare? If you have other questions please comment below or reach out at Amin On Miles Facebook Page.

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