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Doha International (DOH) Airport

Doha International DOH Airport Overview

Doha International Airport DOH serves Qatar's capital city of Doha on the Persian Gulf, and functions as an important transfer point for many passengers. As it has experienced exponential growth in the last decade, resulting in repeated expansions of its facilities, it also became necessary to build the new Hamad International Airport, 5 km east of Doha International (see below).

Doha International is located in Doha and is accessible directly via the Al Mater Street.

With one very long runway and 23.2 million passengers annually, the present Doha International Airport is hub to Qatar Airways, its dominant airline, and is served by a host of international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe. 

You are urged to confirm your flight at least 72 hours prior to departure.

The on-Airport Oryx Rotana Hotel is between the carpark and the C-Ring Road.

Doha International Airport has a Departures Terminal & an Arrivals Terminal, as well as the Qatar Premium Transfer terminals.

To get from the present Doha International Airport you can rent a car, take a taxi or a limousine. Some hotels, including the Marriot and the Ritz Carlton, also provide their guests with courtesy shuttles.

Future Airport Developments:
The new Hamad International Airport, located 4 km from Doha International Airport, is now scheduled to open April-2014', when Qatar is to move in
(other airlines will be transferred gradually). Further phased construction projects will continue for some time thereafter.  With the completion of the first two concourses (with 41 contact gates & 22 remote-stand gates) the new airport is to have a capacity of 28 million passengers a year, gradually to increase over the following years. Hamad Airport will have extra-long two parallel runways and initially  one passenger terminal with Concourses A, B & C.  The last phase of construction of the terminal is to be completed by 2015.
Upon completion of the entire project, the new airport will have a public mosque, two luxury hotels, a health spa, a large parking garage, three central utility plants, a huge catering facility, and internal automated people movers at both arrivals & departures levels.
After phased transfer of Doha's airlines to Hamad Airport, Doha is to handle only helicopter, general aviation, college & military operations.

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