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World’s Second-Best Airport in 2023 is Hamad International Airport

Hamad International Airport (DOH), the gateway to the State of Qatar, has been named the second-best airport in the world, along with ‘World’s Best Airport Shopping’ and ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ for the ninth time in a row, at the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2023. 

The World Airport Awards is regarded as a quality benchmark for the airport industry, as it evaluates facilities and customer service of over 550 airports worldwide.

Since its opening in 2014, Hamad International Airport rapidly became one of the most prominent airports in the world, offering a wide range of services and facilities to passengers and welcoming them to an extraordinary destination. The airport expansion introduced a state-of-the-art indoor tropical garden known as ORCHARD along with new lounges, and exclusive retail outlets and culinary experiences.

With over 180 retail and dining options curated for all travelers under one roof, Hamad International Airport features many industry firsts and exclusive shops – including a Fendi Boutique with the first Fendi Café in an airport, a Ralph’s Coffee Shop, an Oreo Café as well as a Harrods Tea Room. The world’s first Louis Vuitton Lounge with a menu specially curated by renowned Michelin-star Chef Yannick Alléno is accessible at the Al Mourjan Business Lounge – The Garden at the ORCHARD.

The airport continues to grow and connect global travelers through its world-class premises – for passengers and businesses. In 2023, the airport proceeded into Phase B of its growth plan, with plans of increasing its capacity to over 70 million passengers. 

As part of the Qatar National Vision 2030, Hamad International Airport also plans to enhance its sustainability efforts, by investing in new technologies and introducing industry firsts as it looks to sustain its dominance in the aviation industry.  

Reasons that make Hamad International Airport an extraordinary destination  

The airport offers a wide range of experiences that make it a playground of discovery with luxurious shops, world-renowned collection of art, a diverse medley of restaurants and tranquil relaxation and hospitality features, allowing passengers to unlock new passions.


  • Explore ORCHARD: A tropical masterpiece

Hamad International Airport’s (DOH) ORCHARD is a 6,000 sqm indoor tropical garden, which includes over 300 trees and over 25,000 plants and shrubs sourced from sustainable forests around the world, and a 575 sqm water feature, which is an aquatic plant filled sustainable bio pond.

ORCHARD is illuminated with natural light through a grid shell roof with performance glass to control and filter the light required to maintain a rainforest with mature trees, and also creates a calm and relaxing ambiance.


  • Unwind and Relax

Hamad International Airport (DOH)’s Oryx Airport Hotel, located at the South Plaza, near the iconic Lamp Bear has the Vitality Wellbeing and Fitness Centre and includes a 25-metre swimming pool, gym, spa, golf simulator and a squash court.

The airport also offers sleep ’n fly lounges and showers, Be Relax Spa which welcomes walk-ins and offers treatments starting at only 15-minute sessions, quiet rooms for passengers to rest and a variety of lounges for first and business class passengers, frequent flyers, unaccompanied minors, mariners and a multi-sensory lounge for children with Autism and other special needs.


  • Indulgent Retail and Dining Options

Hamad International Airport offers an unparalleled luxury retail and F&B offering for passengers travelling from or through the airport. Named the World’s Best Airport Shopping at the SKYTRAX World Airport Awards 2023, the airport is home to over 180 retail and dining options including many industry firsts and exclusive shops.


  • Experience global art, under one roof 

The airport has art installations by local, regional and international artists specially curated to appeal to its diverse passenger demographic. Near the passenger train is ‘A Message of Peace to the World’ by Qatar-based Iraqi artist Ahmed Al Bahrani and the iconic ‘Lamp Bear’ by Urs Fischer adorns the airport’s South Plaza. Hamad International Airport also hosts art pieces by Tom Otterness, KAWS, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst and Jenny Holzer. 


  • Fun and entertainment for children

Children can explore the activity nodes across Concourse C of the airport and have a variety of family-friendly retail and dining options.


The airport's staff are highly trained and friendly and are always there to support any enquiries or requests. 

Enjoy a stress-free airport experience.


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