Cheap flights to Doha Airport
View and compare cheap flights to Doha International Airport. Doha is the capital city of Qatar and the name of the airport is Hamad. One can compare prices and book online saving you time and money! More the twenty airlines offer connecting flights to predominantly middle and far eastern destinations. Hamad International is a relatively new airport having only been opened in April 2014 and lies approximately 14km from Doha city.
Although there are some buses operating from the airport most people use taxis. Uber are also available. Taxis are not heavily regulated so beware of rip-off drivers. A good tip is always to ask the price to your destination before letting the driver touch your bag. For extra insurance write it on your hand.
Construction on the airport began in 2005 and after several delays it was opened in April 2014. At this stage there is only one terminal with five concourses. A second terminal is planned to cater for the expected influx of passengers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. There is a giant 7 meter tall bronze teddy bear statue dominating the grand foyer of the airports duty free shopping hall. The statue weighs 18-20 tons and was bought by a member of the Qatari Royal family for $6,8million.
Doha is a modern city on the Arabian Peninsula. It has been recently rated as the world’s richest city and has been named the host nation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. As a result Doha has seen a growth spurt with Hotels springing up alongside century old markets. Doha is home to a Museum of Islamic Art which is built on a man-made island, The Souq Waqif outdoor market and the Pearl Qatar shopping centre.
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