Making travel plans can be exciting; did you know planning on how to spend time at the airport the right way can enrich the overall trip experience? As a transfer hub, traveling through Doha’s Hamad International Airport is a unique experience, as waiting never feels like waiting at one of the best airports in the world.
Hamad International Airport is a playground of discovery, as it’s home to more than 180 world-class retail and F&B options, and hosts 19 fabulous lounges; more than 40 art installations; a 6,000-square-meter indoor tropical garden, ORCHARD; a swimming pool; and much more.
Connecting passengers to more than 180 destinations, the average processing time for transferring passengers at security checkpoints was 32 seconds per passenger. With three transfer halls within the expansive terminal, the airport has invested in the latest screening equipment and has introduced multiple wayfinding solutions, so moving from one place to another is easy and simple.
Hamad International Airport passenger offering caters to a diverse audience, whereby a tailored experience can be created depending on the duration at the airport:
Short Transfer: Four Hours or less
The airport offers multiple food courts, grab and go options, coffee shops as well duty free and other retail options for passengers who want to shop. Hamad International Airport has strategically placed Flight Information Display Screens (FIDS) and wayfinding solutions to assist passengers with information on flights and gates, restaurant or relaxation experience and much more.
For passengers eager for a pampering session, Be Relax offers well-being and beauty services catering to passengers based on how much time they have before their flight. Be Relax services include manicure, pedicure, facial, chair and lounger massage, shower facility, and table massage.
Hamad International Airport is a strong supporter of the arts and has a permanent collection of one-of-a-kind installations such as “Lamp Bear” by Urs Fischer, “A Message of Peace to the World” by Iraqi artist Ahmed Al Bahrani, “SMALL LIE” by KAWS and many more.
Long Transfer: Above four hours
Passengers who expect to spend a long time at the airport have a plethora of curated experiences all under one roof. With a diverse medley of restaurants, airport has incorporated local and international influence such as Chac’Late – a locally inspired concept, Harrods Tea Room and Oreo Café, to name a few.
For passengers who choose to have a rejuvenating experience before their next flight, the airport has sleep ‘n fly lounges, offering a place to refresh and rest, catering to single travelers, families, friends and groups. Additionally, travelers can choose to stay at Oryx Airport Hotel, which offers complimentary access to the award-winning Vitality Wellbeing and Fitness Centre equipped with a modern gym, spa services, a 25-meter swimming pool overlooking the airport, a squash court and a golf simulator.
Travelers also have a selection of award-winning lounges at Hamad International Airport, and if keen to turn a transfer experience to a stop-over city tour, can simply visit the customer service desks located at the airport.
Hamad International Airport’s staff are trained to assist travelers with their needs, including travelers who require special assistance. The airport offers a specialized experience for passengers with reduced mobility; special handling lounges are available throughout the terminal; and a multisensory room, Muzn Lounge, is for children on the Autism spectrum. Hamad International Airport understands its passengers and aims to offer a positive, relaxing and memorable experience.
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