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Hamad International Airport


Airport in Doha, Qatar

City Doha Country/Region Qatar (QA)

Airport (Aerodrome, Airfield)

Hub for QR
Latitude 25.2611 Longitude 51.5651
Time Zone +04:00 Phone Number +974 4010 6666

Introduction of Hamad International Airport (DOH)

DOH stands for the IATA Code of Hamad International Airport (HIA), an airport located on the eastern outskirts of Doha, the capital of Qatar. HIA acts as the busiest airports in Qatar in terms of passenger traffic, aircraft movements, and air cargo volume. It is also the main airport for the glittering Arabian Gulf. The advantageous location helps to make Hamad International Airport an international gateway to the whole world. It is estimated that HIA serves 360,000+ flights and about 30 million passengers on an annual basis.

Hamad International Airport is a major hub airport for Qatar Airways. Other primary airlines, such as Air Arabia, Etihad Airways, Air India Express, Garuda Cargo, and Turkish Cargo, are also served at HIA.

Hamad International Airport boasts world-class cargo facilities. One of the most sophisticated cargo terminals in the world, along with efficient cargo handling facilities, enables Qatar Airways Cargo to offer premium services to customers and cargo carriers globally. The cargo terminal is capable of handling up to 1.4 million tonnes of air cargo per year.

Quick Ramp Transfer (QRT), a solution introduced by Qatar Airways Cargo, makes aircraft transfer at Doha way faster. Qatar Airways Cargo also leads in providing reefer/refrigerated truck services for ramp transfers in the region of the Middle East. The seamless cool chain process is another thing worth mentioning. Temperature-sensitive goods will be picked up from and delivered to the aircraft by specialized temperature controlled vehicles, so the risks of temperature exposure will be minimized.

When it comes to travelers, the DOH Airport also makes it a priority to provide the best passenger experience. The airport amenities inside maximize hospitality:

Shower & SPA offering a wide range of pampering services accessible to anyone before take-offs

Lounges including shower facilities, smoking areas, television areas, reading materials, play areas, and business centers

Quiet rooms dedicated for passengers to rest

On-site hotels like Oryx Airport Hotel

The vitality wellbeing & fitness center with access to a pool, a gym, and hydrotherapy tubs

The sleep & fly sleep lounge featuring a selection of sleep pods and cabins

Services offered by DOH Airport are abundant at the same time. For example, foreign currency exchanges, smoking rooms, ATMs, information desks, complimentary WiFi connection, Internet kiosks and desks, telephone booths, parents rooms, activity nodes, well-staffed medical centers, lost property offices, and prayer rooms. The passenger terminal in DOH Airport is dedicated to bringing care and convenience to you whether you are arriving at, departing from, or transferring at Hamad International Airport. Click on the following link to see what efforts DOH put into to making passengers trips relaxing:

Ground transportation options from or to Hamad International Airport varies: limousine services, car rentals, taxis, metro, and buses. There is also plenty of parking space to accommodate your own car. Hamad International Airport is intended to offer convenient transport options for travelers all over the world.

Duty-free shops ranging from books and magazines to fashion and accessories are everywhere to be found at Hamad International Airport. The world-class shopping experience is what Hamad International Airport strives to provide.

Passengers who need special assistance can look forward to an effortless experience. They will get extra and attentive care and have barrier-free access at Hamad International Airport. The elevators, escalators, ramps, walkways, and a passenger train inside have brought out the simplicity to the best. Special lounges is built to offer comfortable seating and adapted washrooms. Complimentary wheelchairs are available throughout the passenger terminal in case there is a need.

Traveling with animals is also allowed. Just remember to get in touch with your airline as early as possible so your journey with animals can be smoother. Prepare the documentation required, which includes medical certificates, vaccination records, and test results. Incomplete or unavailable documentation can lead to delays and troubles.

AI Maha Services that Hamad International Airport features will make your journey even more enjoyable. Whether you are arriving, departing, or transferring, the AI Maha Service hostess will meet you at the Arrival Lounge/the departure hall/the aerobridge and provide further guidance to you if you purchase AI Maha Services in advance.

Transferring to the connecting flight is made simple and easy because you can go directly to the Transfer Halls located at concourses A, B, C, and D. Besides, arriving and departing can be done in the same terminal building. During the transfer, you can enjoy temporary stays as short as five hours, which are offered by the Airport Hotel. The wellness center also enables transferring passengers to unwind with a refreshing swim or a quick workout at the gym.

The Discover Qatar kiosk at Hamad International Airport injects even more fun into the journey by providing six exclusive transit tours: Discover Doha, Discover the World Cup Stadiums, Discover the Desert and Inland Sea, Discover the Art of the Airport, Discover Squash at the Airport, and Discover Golf Simulator at the Airport. Each one of the above will give you a feast to the eye and make you indulge in a cultural experience.

Hamad International Airport handled a total of 38 million passengers in 2019. In response to meet the demand for additional international passenger capacity to the region, HIA carried out an expansion project that year. According to reports from HIA, the second phase of the expansion plan began in early 2020, with the aim to increase the capacity to handle more than 53 million passengers annually by 2022. This expansion plan also comprises a construction to extend concourses D & E, with the scheduled completion date after 2022.

The expansion work has been underway all the time. The planned construction of a new cargo terminal is set to be ready by 2023. It is purposely built to match the estimated cargo capacity increase (3.2 million tons annually). For further convenience, Hamad International Airport has built an automated storage and retrieval system to better handle air cargo. Major cargo is transported in unit load devices (ULD). Such a system is capable of accommodating up to 1,000 ULDs. Besides, it features high-bay storage areas for import and export air cargo shipments, and special storage areas for valuables, temperature-sensitive cargo, perishable foods, medicines, and hazardous materials. Import cargo shipments and those awaiting loading in the containers are stored in the automated storage system.

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