Hamad International Airport (DOH)

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Hamad International Airport (DOH)
AddressDoha, Qatar
Telephone4010 6666
Number of terminals1
Time zoneGMT Arabia Standard Time: GMT/UTC +3
LocationThe airport is located about 9km (5.5 miles) southeast of central Doha.
Airport codeDOH
Airport newsThe new airport opened in May 2014, replacing the previous Doha International Airport which stood a few kilometres to the west of the new facility.
Driving directionsThe 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.
Car rentalNumerous international and local operators are represented at the airport, service counters can be found in the Ground Transportation area outside Arrivals.
Public transport and taxisBus: Regular Mowasalat bus services 109 and 747 Express (tel: 4458 8888; 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.
Car parkingShort-term car parking is available on either side of the passenger terminal, the first 30 minutes of which are free of charge.
Information and help desksInformation desks are situated outside Arrivals and immediately inside the entrance on Departures Level 2.
Airport FacilitiesMoney: Two ATMs can be found at the Bus Pavilion outside Arrivals, and there are four bureaux de change, two each in Departures and Arrivals.
Communications: Public telephones (using prepaid cards) are placed throughout the terminal. Unlimited free Wi-Fi is available everywhere in the airport, and there are additional free Internet kiosks at various locations.
Food: 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.
Shopping: 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.
Luggage: Left-luggage lockers are available in concourses A, B and C.
Other facilities: Additional facilities found within the terminal include, prayer rooms, baby changing facilities, children's play areas and designated smoking rooms.
Conference and business facilitiesThere 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: 4402 3333; www.rotana.com) and the Crowne Plaza Doha (tel: 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.
Disabled facilitiesThe 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 special assistance.
Airport hotelsThere is presently one hotel within the airport facility itself. Alternatively, there are numerous major international chains located in the city centre a short distance away.

Crowne Plaza Doha
Also located within the remits of the city's former airport, the Crowne Plaza is a modern complex close to the main business area. It has full leisure facilities including pool, and also offers extensive meeting facilities. Several on-site restaurants are available offering food from around the world.
Airport Road
Doha, Qatar
Tel: 4408 7777
Web: www.ihg.com

Oryx Rotana Hotel
Located just a short drive from the airport and within minutes of the city centre, the Oxyx Rotana is a luxury facility with five restaurants, an outdoor pool and massage parlour. Meeting rooms for business purposes are also available on-site.
Al Nahda School Street
Doha, Qatar
Tel: 4402 3333
Web: www.rotana.com

Airport Hotel
Adjacent to the terminal complex, the Airport Hotel offers transfer passengers stays of as little as three hours, and has a choice of room types including larger luxury suites. Dining is available, along with a 'wellness centre' with pool and gym.
Doha, Qatar
Tel: 4010 6666
Web: www.dohahamadairport.com
Full airport nameDoha Hamad International Airport
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