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 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 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 passenger terminal at Hamad Airport has three levels with a central plaza, an East & West Wing, and is inside connected by automated people mover, escalators & elevators.  Of the three Concourses A, B & C, only Concourse B is currently in service.  The terminal offers WiFi access & internet lounges and has a huge shopping/eating area.
Concourse A is west of check-in area, with 10 gates with jet bridges - two of which can handle large aircraft.
Concourse B is east of the check-in area, with 10 gates with jet bridges - two of which can handle large aircraft..
Concourse C is north of the check-in area with 13 gates with jet bridges, two of which can handle large aircraft. It also has some remote gates without jet bridges.
With the completion of the terminal's first two concourses (with 41 contact gates & 22 remote-stand gates), Hamad is to have a capacity of 28 million passengers a year, expected to gradually increase further. 
Departures Level 1 connects in the center to the a sky bridge to the parking garage, and opposite of it an Information counter. At this level they proceed by moving walkways 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, Concourse C to the north, leading to Concourses D & E on opposite sides (C, D & E forming a 'Y shape).  Currently available there 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 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 informatoin counter, meeting points, and outside passenger pickup.
Current Airport/Airline Lounges:
  (a) The Business Class / Qatar gold card holder lounge; and
  (b) The Oryx Lounge for premium passengers & select cardholders, as well as for paying economy-class passengers, is located at post-security departure area.

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:  The design of the final Phase 3 expansion should be completed by January 2015, which is to present the terminal's 50 percent increase to about 900K sq.meters; upon design completion, the bidding process for construction is to start, and actual construction work is to be completed by 2020.  However, 24 new gates, attached directly to the terminal, are to be completed by 2017/18 (added to the current 22 'remote gates').
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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