Doha International Airport (DOH)
History, Facts and Overview
Recently in 2003, the airport and Qatar's government published a three-stage plan documenting many future improvements of this facility.
At the estimated cost of $2 billion, construction began in 2004 and once completed in 2015, Doha International Airport (DOH) will be transformed into nothing short of a modern, leading state-of-the-art complex, together with twin parallel runways, almost 25 gates and be able to simultaneously handle six airbus jet planes. The overall annual capacity will be increased to around 12 million passengers.
Within the arrivals and departures terminals at Doha Airport, facilities are comprehensive and meet most needs, with cashpoints and currency exchange allowing passengers to easily obtain their Quatari Riyals. A single yet impressive duty-free outlet is available for shopping, while for dining and refreshments, a small food court can be found within the departures, including the Coffee Beanery Café, while a further café serves the arrivals area.
Doha Airport is also home to male and female mosques, executive lounges for business class passengers, designated smoking rooms and a 24-hour post office with express mail services.