Doha Airport Reviews

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Doha Airport Reviews

Hamad International Airport (ICAO: OTHH) (Arabic: مطار حمد الدولي‎) is the international airport facility currently in Doha, capital of Qatar. Formerly known as New Doha International Airport (NDIA), Hamad International Airport was originally slated to replace the old Doha International Airport as Qatar’s only international airport in 2009, but after a series of costly delays, the opening is set for April 2014. It has been built 5 kilometers east of the current airport. The new airport is spread over an area of 9,000 acres (3,600 ha), and was set to initially serve airlines that will not utilize lounge access. National carrier Qatar Airways is due to move into the new airport once all the lounges and duty free shops are completed. Abdul Aziz Al Noaimi, chairman of the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority as well as a spokesperson from Qatar Airways, the operator of the airport and main customer, have indicated that the airport will be renamed Hamad International Airport when the hub opens.

The Doha Airport has an oasis theme. Many of the buildings will have a water motif, with wave-styled roofs and desert plants growing in recycled water.

The Steering Committee awarded the contract to develop the airport to Bechtel. The contract includes the design, construction management and project management of the new facilities. The terminal and concourses were designed by the architecture firm HOK. Engineering, Procurement and Construction contract for Phase I and II were undertaken by Turkish TAV Construction and Japanese Taisei Corporation.

Services:

ATMs / Cash Machines – There are cash machines throughout the different terminals. You can obtain the following currencies: Qatari Riyals, U.A.E. Dirhams, US Dollars, Euro.
Car Rentals – Hertz • Sixt • Europcar • Thrifty • Mustafawi • Avis • Budget • Prestige • Al Muftah • Regency Fleets • U-save • Select. Location: Arrivals in the meet and greet hall (landside).
Children’s Play Area – Location: Airside, Departure Hall, near gate 7.
Currency Exchange – info not available
Food / Restaurants – There are 24-hour food and beverages concessions:
>>Landside: Costa Coffee • Coffee Beanery
>>Airside: Costa Coffee • Coffee Beanery
Information Desk – info not available
Luggage Storage / Lockers – info not available
Prayer Rooms – There are 13 prayer rooms located throughout the airport – 7 rooms for men and 6 for women. Hours: open 24 hours
Relaxation Area– This is where you will find comfortable seats. Location: Airside, Departure and Transit Halls
Showers – Showers are available in the lounges.
Smoking Rooms – Available in the Departure and Transit Halls on the first and ground floors.
Internet – Free WiFi is available at the Doha Airport. There are also free internet kiosks located on the top floor in the departures terminal.

Airport opening hours:
Open 24 hours

Website:
Doha Airport Official Website

Doha Airport Map

Doha Airport Weather Forecast

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