Hamad (DOH) Airport

Hamad DOH Airport Overview

Hamad International Airport DOH - opened April 30, 2014 - serves the State of Qatar and is now its primary airport (while Doha Airport will now only function as secondary airport). It serves the State and its City of Doha, and will also be used for international stopovers.
Hamad International Airport is located at the City of Doha's southeastern end - accessible via Ras Abu Abbound Street - and only 4 km east of  Doha Airport.
With the planned extra-long 2 parallel runways (the Eastern Runway is presently  in operation), Hamad Airport is served by domestic & international airlines offering direct & connecting flights to all parts of the globe. 
In the future, Hamad is to occupy 29 sq.km and able to serve 50M passengers a year.)

Self-Service Check-in:  Expedited travel options include Check-in, Bags-Ready-To-Go (locally referred to as 'Qatar Airways My Q-Tag' service), Flight Rebooking, Self-Boarding, Baggage Recovery.  & Document Check.. 

Transit Passengers:  Clear signs guide passengers to escalator down, leading to the central atrium of the departures area with A, B & C gates. (A large shower lounge is in the B gate area).  Duty-free and other shops are plentyful and do not obstruct passengers' path to their gates.  NOTE:  as Hamad is much larger than the old Doha, walking distances are longer and transfers are now estimated to take up to one hour.  
The new Airport Hotel & Vitality Spa with 100 rooms - available for up to 3, 6, 12 or 24 hours - is located inside the passenger terminal - follow signs.  For reservation e-mail: reservation @hiahotel.com.
The nearest information desk can be contacted at +974 4010 6666.

The passenger terminal at Hamad Airport has three levels with a central plaza, East & West Wing Concourses, and a Y-shaped Concourse at north side. It is inside connected by automated people mover, escalators & elevators.  Of the three Concourses A, B & C, currently only Concourse B is in service (located east of the check-in area).  Once in operation - both Concourse A (west of check-in area and with 10 gates & jet bridges), and Concourse C (north of the check-in area with 13 gates & jet bridges and some remote gates without jet bridges) - offer direct access to  A & C gates, while D & E gates are located at north end of Y-shaped Concourse C.
The terminal offers WiFi access & internet lounges and has a huge shopping/eating area, with 10 gates and jet bridges - two of which can handle large aircraft.
    Departures Level 1 connects in the center to the sky bridge leading to the parking garage; opposite of it is an Information counter. Moving walkways lead to level 2:
    Departure Level 2 is for check-in & passport control - use  main entrance door 3 - arriving at information & check-in counters - go through immigration/ passport control and take the escalator/ elevator down to Departure gates B1 - B10  on level 1, which includes a prayer area, smoking lounge, information counter small shop & coffee shop.
    The large Shopping area is surrounded by: Concourses A & B on either side.  The Y-shaped Concourse C to the north, splits later into D & E gates.  Currently available are a food court, restaurants & cafe for every taste, and an abundance of duty-free brand-name merchandise - with more to arrive soon.
    Ground / Arrivals level G : Arriving passengers from level 2 (gates B1-10) go through immigration/ passport control, customs inspection, pick up bags at baggage carousel and proceed to the public Arrivals area which has in the center an information counter & meeting points near the palm trees, and outside passenger pickup.
Current Airport/Airline Lounges:
  (a) The Business Class / Qatar gold card holder lounge;
  (b) The Oryx Lounge for premium passengers & select cardholders, as well as for paying economy-class passengers, is located at post-security departure area.
 NOTE:  OneWorld added priority baggage delivery for Emerald & Sapphire cardholders, with additional checked bag allowance for Sapphire travelers.

NOTE: Already the terminal offers an impressive selection of retail shops, along with some restaurants - with new ones to arrive soon.  Among the services currently available in the terminal are:  free WiFi, pharmacy, ATM & currency exchange, spa, kids play area, smoking room and prayer room.

The multi-level Parking garage is divided in the East & West carparks, - both of which connect to Departure level 2 of the passenger terminal.

Present & future Airport developments:  Final Phase 3 expansion is to increase the terminal to about 900K sq.meters, and construction starts on the 24 new gates (added to the current 22 'remote gates'), attached directly to the terminal - to be completed by 2017/18  - with the remainder of construction work to be completed by 2020.
Once fully completed, 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. Qatar is planning on a second terminal in the future.

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