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World's Best Airport for 2022 is Hamad International Airport

Hamad International Airport (HIA), Qatar’s state-of-the-art airport, has been named the World's Best Airport 2022 by Skytrax 2022 World Airport Awards.

Skytrax is a platform that allows passengers to share their travel experience and level of satisfaction across all touchpoints, from check-in to shopping and security. 

Inaugurated in 2014, the award-winning Hamad International Airport has proudly become passengers' favourite airport and moved from the third position in the world for 2020 to the top in 2021 and again in 2022. 

Like all travel hubs, HIA was challenged by the pandemic, however, it managed to overcome the disruptions and put into effect additional safety, hygiene and disinfection measures and standards. Thermal screenings at key touching points were implemented and innovative standards were introduced, such as Smart Screening Helmets, disinfectant robots, contactless self-check-in and many more.

HIA understood and honoured the constantly-changing passenger needs during times of a global crisis and applied seamless arrival procedures. At the same time, it carried on with all necessary technological adaptations while prioritising vaccination for its staff to ensure their health and the health of its passengers. 

Hamad International Airport successfully adapted to the new normal; it addressed the challenges while continuing its expansion project, introducing innovative passenger-facilitating technologies and investing in being a unique lifestyle destination.

Qatar's airport is a unique destination for a complete lifestyle experience, with more than 70 duty-free shops, high-end boutiques and convenience stores, more than 30 cafes and restaurants, including the iconic Harrods, wellbeing services and family-friendly areas.

Moreover, Qatar Duty-Free launched Viale di Lusso, a premium fashion avenue at the heart of HIA, where travellers are introduced to a wide range of retail and dining options. Hamad International Airport offers an unforgettable travel experience.

HIA's remarkable nomination proves that hard and collective work, fast adaptation to challenges and rapid implementation of innovative technologies can effectively address an unprecedented global crisis. Hamad International Airport is all about world-class service, commitment to staff and passengers, an eye for innovation and excellence. 

HIA never stopped thriving. In 2022, it's the Best Airport in the World.

Reasons that make HIA the best airport in the world

Besides its ability to rapidly adapt to challenges, Hamad International Airport offers a wide range of experiences that make it so much more than an airport: with retail, cuisine, art, hospitality and recreational facilities, it is a destination in and of itself.

  • Explore an exciting culinary scene

From on-the-go options to gourmet delicacies, HIA offers a wide range of restaurants and cafes that are sure to satisfy your taste buds. Enjoy breakfast at Harrod's, grab a coffee from Le Grand Comptoir, make your own salad at Camden food or sample vegan fare at Evergreen Organics.

  • Indulge in high-end shopping

From traditional clothing and jewellery to cutting-edge fashion, beauty products, must-have gadgets and shopping essentials, HIA offers a unique shopping experience for all.

  • Unwind in a relaxation haven

Relax and rejuvenate before or between flights by enjoying HIA various offerings. Enjoy a massage, indulge with a spa treatment, get some rest in dedicated quiet rooms, or eat in one of the lounges.

  • Admire a fascinating selection of art installations

International and local artists have created beautiful art pieces especially for HIA. From Urs Fischer's popular "Lamp Bear" to the "Small Lie" by Kaws, Hamad International Airport is representative of Qatar’s dedication to art.

  • Keep the kids entertained

Let your kids play in one of the activity nodes that feature everything from Mac computer stations, internet, interactive art pieces, as well as family rooms for privacy and relaxation. Moreover, HIA has more than 500 strollers available to help parents navigate the airport with small children.  Plenty of changing stations and family toilets help ease the path of families traveling with children.

  • Feel free to ask HIA's staff for any enquiry or request

The airport's staff is highly trained and friendly and is always there to support any enquiry or request. Enjoy a stress-free trip.

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