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Layovers are enjoyable with Qatar Airways. Experience a seamless connection through Hamad International Airport (HIA), with access to world-class service personnel and five-star facilities. Passengers can relax in the luxurious departure lounge, admire the incredible art installations, indulge in delectable dining and much more. 

Top 5 ways to spend your layover in Hamad International Airport


Indulge at one of the World's Best Airports for Dining


Whether you need to grab something on the go or you have time to dine in, HIA has some of the best airport dining choices in the world. From Western favorites to traditional eateries, there is something for everyone to taste. Dine in at Qataf Cafe to taste an authentic Arabic meal and to experience the traditional Arabic hospitality that Qatar is known for.

Discover the art installations


HIA's modern architecture is certainly something to admire, with the exotic oasis exterior and luxurious interior finishes. There are also over 20 international art installations to discover around the terminals. Look out for the famous 23-foot yellow teddy bear. Make it your mission to discover them all! 

Shop until you board


One obvious thing to do during your layover is to shop. HIA is home to an array of duty-free shops, high-end boutiques and market stores. Stop by Marmalade Market and Chocology to stock up on traditional Arabic treats.

Entertain the kids whilst you relax


Keeping the little ones entertained at HIA is easy. The kids can enjoy the indoor swimming pool whilst you relax by the pool's edge, or enjoy one of eight playground structures dotted throughout the airport.

Relax with some screen time


Curl up on one of the designated lounge areas with your mobile or desktop device. There is free WiFi throughout the airport which can be accessed from every gate. If you don't have your own device to use, HIA has free Mac computer stations which can be used to surf the web for free.

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Hamad International Airport quick tips

If you are flying from Doha in First or Business Class with Qatar Airways, the most convenient access to the airport is through Entry Gate 1.  Economy class passengers will find it easiest to enter the departure hall through Entry Gates 2 and 3.

Frequent Qatar Airways travelers can enjoy our dedicated lounges, such as our Oryx Lounge, or Gold or Silver Lounges. Our premium travelers lounge, Al Mourjan, includes its own duty-free shops, private rest areas and showers.

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Stopover in Doha from $23 a night*

Take the incredible opportunity to explore Doha, a rich cultural tapestry of entertainment, luxury, adventure and spectacular scenery. Turn your transit with Qatar Airways into a wonderful stopover in Doha, from just $23 a night.*

Discover Doha | Hidden gem of the Middle East

What used to be a small pearl fishing village has evolved to be one of the most incredible cities in the Middle East. Make the most of your stopover and explore Doha. From glamping in the desert to riding dhow boats in the Arabian Gulf, there's so much to see and do in Qatar's capital city.

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