About Doha Hamad International Airport (DOH)
Doha's new Hamad International Airport, which superseded the old Doha International Airport when it opened in 2014, serves the Gulf state of Qatar. Our Doha Hamad International Airport guide provides airport contact information, as well as details on transport to and from the airport, terminal facilities and accommodation options nearby.
Plans for a second terminal, to coincide with the 2022 FIFA World Cup competition being held in the country, have been announced, although no official start date for construction has yet been released.
Information desks are situated outside Arrivals and immediately inside the entrance on Departures Level 2.
The airport is clearly signposted from central Qatar. Follow Al Corniche Street east then turn left on to Ras Abu Abboud Street. After about 5km (3 miles) turn left at the roundabout on to the F Ring Road, which leads directly to the terminal entrance.
Doha Hamad International Airport
The airport is located about 9km (5.5 miles) southeast of central Doha.
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Public transport road:
Bus:Regular Mowasalat bus services 109 and 747 Express (tel: +974 4458 8588; www.mowasalat.com) operate from outside the terminal into the city. Payment is via an electronic 'Karwa' Smartcard which can be purchased from the driver. The 'Limited' version of the card is valid for two journeys and costs QAR10, while the 'Unlimited' card costs QAR20 and is valid for unlimited trips around the city in a 24-hour period. Journey time on the 747 Express into the city centre is 20-25 minutes.
Taxi:Cabs (also operated by the state-owned Mowasalat) are readily available from the Taxi Pavilion immediately outside Arrivals. All taxis are metered and have a starting fare of QAR25. The journey time into the city centre is 20 minutes or less. Note that only Qatari Riyals in cash are accepted as payment. The same company also offers a limousine service.
Two ATMs can be found at the Bus Pavilion outside Arrivals, and there are four bureaux de change, two each in Departures and Arrivals.
There is a good choice of restaurants in various areas of the airport offering local, international and nationality-themed food including an American diner and Italian restaurant.
Similarly to other Gulf airports, Doha Hamad Airport has a large space dedicated to duty-free shopping. Dozens of outlets are situated in the central shopping area between concourses A and B, specialising in items including luxury goods, electronics, fashion, cosmetics and jewellery.
Left-luggage lockers are available in concourses A, B and C. A lost property service (+974 4462 6531) is also in operation at the airport.
Additional facilities found within the terminal include: prayer rooms, baby changing facilities, children's play areas and designated smoking rooms.
Conference and business:
There are no meeting facilities at the airport, but a range of conference and meeting rooms are available at larger hotels in the city centre. The nearest to the new airport are the Oryx Rotana Hotel (tel: +974 4402 3333; www.rotana.com) and the Crowne Plaza Doha (tel: +974 4408 7777; www.crowneplaza.com). Both of these are located by the old International Airport about a 10-minute drive from the new facility. There is a business centre in the airport located in the Oryx Lounge, which is free to use for premium passengers or available for a nominal fee of QAR140 for economy passengers.
Unlimited free Wi-Fi access is available everywhere in the airport, and there are additional free internet kiosks at various locations. Public telephones (using prepaid cards) are placed throughout the terminal.
The airport is fully accessible to disabled passengers, with lifts and disabled toilet facilities. Designated disabled parking is available immediately opposite the terminal entrance in the lift-equipped multi-storey car park. Passengers are advised to contact their airline prior to travel should they require additional assistance.
Short-term car parking is available on either side of the passenger terminal, the first 30 minutes of which are free of charge.
Numerous international and local operators are represented at the airport, service counters can be found in the Ground Transportation area outside Arrivals.
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