When connecting through Doha in business class, one of the highlights is using the Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Lounge. Some people think the best part is the restaurant, but I think it’s something else.
Since the cabin crew are very good at looking after their business class passengers, it makes the restaurant a little redundant. You’re so well fed and watered on the flight that more food is not at all what you want.
Is It The Game Room?
There is a game room available for people to, well… play games. I passed through at the start of 2021 during the pandemic at about 5am, so nobody was using it.
It’s a weirdly beige room, and it’s probably a whole lot more engaging with a bunch of people inside, playing games. Therefore, this is not my favourite part of the lounge.
Perhaps It Is The Toilets?
One thing you can say about Qatar Airways, both on board the plane and on the ground: they always have spotless toilet facilities. The design is also easy on the eyes.
I like how you can dry your hands on individual towels, something I first came across in 2008 when flying Royal Jordanian. While the bathrooms are great, they’re not the best part of the lounge.
Is It The General Facilities?
The Al Mourjan Lounge is very large, with the restaurant above at one end, and a more informal dining area on the ground level at the other end. In between there is a business centre and various seating areas.
You have places to sleep, sit and relax, plus there is complimentary WiFi throughout the airport which is fast. Even this is not the highlight for me.
So What Is The Best Part?
The showers! These are located through the ground floor dining area, inexplicably right next to the quiet area. You hand over your boarding pass to the desk lady and it is then handed back. Your Qatar Airways app will notify you when a shower room is available.
On my visit I had to wait about 30 minutes or so for a shower to become available. After that, a lovely shower using Rituals products got me prepped and ready for my next flight.
Everyone raves about the Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Lounge and it is one of the best business class lounges in the world. The main reason is the sit down restaurant, a feature usually reserved for first class lounges only. Cleanliness and service from the staff is world class, which is also worth mentioning.
I have never really taken to the lounge, and I still feel the same way. It will never be, for me, a lounge I list as a favourite. That is just down to my personal preference. I enjoy the cosier feel of the Cathay Pacific lounges far more, as they are much more my taste.
What do you think the best part of the Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Lounge in Doha? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.