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Airports in Doha

Hamad International Airport (DOH)

Overview

The only commercial airport in Qatar, Doha International Airport is a relentlessly busy facility that acts as a major travel hub between east and west. The base for Qatar Airways, flights to Doha International Airport come in from all over the world as 12 million passengers each year connect from one destination to another.

The facility was not designed for this volume of traffic, and is currently under construction to relieve the pressure of the large crowds, which can be downright unpleasant at peak times. Passengers spending more than an hour or two at the airport will want to head to the Oryx Lounge, which for $40 (free for business-class passengers) offers air-conditioned comfort and day-care facilities.

Location

The airport is eight miles (13km) from Doha.

Getting to the city

Most of the larger city hotels provide a courtesy shuttle service for guests to and from the airport. There is a taxi pavilion just outside the terminal. Bus routes 109 and 747 run via the airport and into the city centre. Rental cars are available at the Ground Transportation Centre opposite the terminal.

Time

GMT +3.

Contacts

Tel: +974 4462 2999.

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Doha International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

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