Hamad International Airport

The Doha Hamad International Airport (DOH) replaced the Doha International Airport in 2014, and now is the primary airport servicing the capital city of Qatar, Doha. Since its opening, Hamad Airport has positioned itself as a major international hub to rival the UAE’s Dubai (DXB), and in 2015 saw a staggering 30 million passengers transit through its gates. It is the headquarters for the global carrier Qatar Airways, which offers direct routes to Doha from Sydney (SYD), Melbourne (MEL), Adelaide (ADL) and Perth (PER).

As expected, this modern airport has one large convenient terminal that is replete with world-class amenities. There are numerous ATMs, foreign exchange kiosks, smoking rooms, prayer rooms, hotel desks, a medical centre staffed 24 hours a day, parents’ rooms, activity nodes for families, telephone booths, and complimentary WiFi throughout the airport. For relaxation, there are quiet rooms, lounges, art exhibitions, and a Vitality Wellbeing & Fitness Centre, which has an indoor swimming pool, gym, showers, and hydrotherapy tubs.

If you’re a shopaholic, you will be in retail heaven; there is a huge range of designer fashion labels, jewellery stores, electronics, cosmetics, and duty-free shops all on offer here. In terms of dining, you will be spoiled for choice, with options of international and local cuisine that covers all food preferences.

Doha welcomes in airlines from all over the world, with major carriers being Qatar Airways, Emirates, Malaysia Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Etihad Airways, Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, and many, many more.

Travel Information

· If you decide to rent a car in Doha, please note that you must have an international driving licence. There are 24 rental agencies in Hamad Airport, found in the Arrivals Hall. Brands include Avis, Sixt, Payless and Thrifty, or you can hire a car online. The airport is situated 14km away from central Doha, and with light traffic, should only take about 20 minutes to drive. Get on the F Ring Road, and merge onto the Ras Abu Abboud Expressway, then keep right to join the Jabr Bin Mohd Street, then at the roundabout take the third exit to Ali Bin Abdullah Street, which will take you into the centre of town.

· Public transport comes in the form of buses, routes 109 and 747, which can take you to downtown Doha. You must pay for the fare by purchasing a Karwa Smartcard from the bus driver, which comes in a 24 hour limited card (valid for two trips over a day) for 10QAR ($3.60) or the 24 unlimited version for 20QAR ($7.20). If you don’t fancy taking public transport, then you can book an airport transfer with Skyscanner.

· You can hop in a taxi at the airport’s Taxi Pavilion located outside the terminal. There is a starting fare of 25QAR ($9), and the journey should come to an additional 25QAR for the 20 minutes of travel time into town, making it an approximate fare of 50QAR ($18) for the ride.

Please note that information is correct as of August 2016

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 Getting to & from the Airport

Driving hide 

From the Doha city centre, head east toward Al Corniche Street and merge on to Ras Abu Abboud Expressway. Take the exit toward F Ring Road, keep left, and merge to reach the Hamad International Airport. This route covers 13.6 kilometres and will approximately take 12 minutes (without traffic).

Trains hide 

There are no direct train services going to the airport.

Buses hide 

Two bus routes directly serve the Hamad International Airport. Route 109 leaves at Mesaieed Industrial Area, then runs through the city going to the Hamad International Airport. The other route, Route 747, runs through Grand Hamad Street, the ring road, and the New Airport North road towards the Al Ghanim Bus Station. All buses arrive and depart on the Bus Pavilion located to the right of the passenger terminal. Fares meanwhile, can only be paid with a Karwa Smartcard available from the airport ticket counters or from the bus driver himself. 

Taxi hide 

The Hamad International Airport has a designated taxi pavilion where travellers can hire cabs depending on their seating and luggage requirements. Travellers may choose to ride sedan-type taxis, or even minivans for their convenience. All airport taxis are metered and are operated by Mowasalat, a Qatari state-owned company. The taxi pavilion meanwhile is located outside the passenger terminal, near the Arrivals hall exit.

 Who flies to Hamad International

 Airport Contact Details

Hamad International Airport

PO Box 73,

Tel:+974 (0)462 6000


 Location Details

Longitude:51° 36' 29'' E
Latitude:25° 16' 23'' N

 Airport Location

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