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Doha International Airport
مطار الدوحة الدولي
Doha International Airport
Airport type Public / Military
Operator Qatar Civil Aviation Authority
Location Doha, Qatar
Hub for Qatar Airways
Elevation AMSL 35 ft / 11 m
Coordinates 25°15′40″N 051°33′54″E / 25.26111°N 51.565°E / 25.26111; 51.565
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 4,572 15,000 Asphalt
Statistics (2007)
Passengers 14,930,252
Cargo (tons) 358,933
Aircraft Movements 117,098
Source: DAFIF

Doha International Airport

DOH is the main hub for Qatar Airways
DOH is the main hub for Qatar Airways

The Duty-Free area
The Duty-Free area

The Oryx Lounge for First and Business-class passengers
The Oryx Lounge for First and Business-class passengers

Doha International Airport (IATA: DOH, ICAO: OTBD) (Arabic: مطار الدوحة الدولي‎) is the only commercial airport in Qatar. It has three mosques, free Wi-Fi, a duty-free area, a few eateries and 42 parking bays for aircraft. There are also 60 check in gates, 5 baggage claim belts and over 1,000 car parking spaces.

The airport suffers from over utilization even though the airport has been expanded numerous times. The current capacity stands at 12 million passengers per year. Its 15,000 ft. runway is one of the longest at a civil airport. It is the main base of Qatar Airways. In the past, the airport was mostly used by Qatari holiday makers and foreign workers coming for the oil and gas sector. Now the airport is attracting more people such as holiday makers and transit travelers. It is also growing as Qatar Airways is expanding more rapidly. The control tower and ancillary buildings were designed by Curtis W. Fentress, FAIA, RIBA of Fentress Architects.

The existing airport will be replaced in late 2011 or early 2012 when the first phase of New Doha International Airport is expected to open.

The airport is currently ranked as a 3 star by skytrax along with 7 other airports.

Doha International Airport

Doha International Airport - The gate area
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Doha International Airport

Doha International Airport - The Duty-Free area
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Doha International Airport

Doha International Airport - Doha international Airport Male mosque and Quiet zone
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Doha International Airport

Doha International Airport - Doha International Airport Departure Display Board
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Doha International Airport

Doha International Airport - Emirates at Doha
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Doha International Airport - Ramp overview
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Doha International Airport - Qatar Airways ground handling
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New arrival terminal

The present Doha International Airport is set to open a new Arrival Terminal located in the western apron in the site of the former Asian Games temporary terminal. The terminal will have a capacity of handling 2770 passengers per hour and is slated to open in October 2010. The 18000 square meter arrival terminal will replace the arrival hall of the present Doha Airport terminal.The terminal will have 8 baggage handling belts, as well as 746 parking spaces. The current arrival hall will be merged with the departing hall, adding extra valuable space and capacity to the airport. These changes are part of the multi-million dollar expansion of Doha Airport to cope with the increasing traffic of Qatar Airways and other airlines before the new Doha International Airport opens in 2011.


  • Doha International Airport has many world class facilities including an award winning Duty Free located in the Arrival and Departure Halls .
  • Other Facilities include a kids play area located in the Departure Hall and the Premium Terminal.


Qatar Airways Premium Terminal

Qatar Airways First and Business class passengers can enjoy the Qatar Airways Premium Terminal.

  • First Class passengers have access to a spacious lounge with buffet dining plus a spa facility which includes a Jacuzzi, sleeping rooms and massage services.
  • Business Class passengers also have a spacious lounge with buffet dining services.
  • Other facilities include a game room, a business center, meeting rooms and a medical center. The premium terminal also features a Duty Free area with luxury shops.

Qatar Airways Gold Lounge

Privilege Club Gold members are welcome to enjoy the facilities in the Gold Lounge in the Main Terminal at Doha International Airport. This lounge includes a Business Center with free internet access, buffet dining services, newspapers and magazines, a smoking area, shower facilities and luggage storage.

Qatar Airways Silver Lounge

Privilege Club Silver members can enjoy the facilities of the Silver lounge in the Main Terminal at Doha International Airport. This lounge includes a Business Center with free internet access, buffet dining services, newspapers and magazines and shower facilities.

The Oryx Lounge

This lounge is a premium lounge that caters to Airlines’ First and Business Class passengers. It has a seating capacity of 164 passengers. Facilities at this lounge include business center, international fax facilities, a meeting room for 4 guests, Wi-Fi accessibility throughout the lounge, a nursery room, a cloak room, shower facilities, a smoking room and buffet dining.

Air Traffic

Main airlines based at DOH

  • Qatar Airways is the largest airline operating at DOH. The airline has around 90 Airbus and Boeing aircraft based at this airport. With flights to over 90 destinations across the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America and Australia. It operates from the main terminal and has an exclusive premium terminal for First and Business Class passengers.
  • Qatar Airways Cargo, a subsidiary of Qatar Airways is the main Cargo operator at DOH with a fleet of Airbus A300F's and B777-200F's operating scheduled all cargo services from its Doha Hub to over 25 major cargo destinations across the globe.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air Arabia Sharjah
Air-India Express Bahrain, Calicut, Cochin, Delhi, Mangalore, Mumbai, Trivandrum
Ariana Afghan Airlines Kabul, Kuwait
Bahrain Air Bahrain
Biman Bangladesh Airlines Chittagong, Dhaka, Dubai, Sylhet
British Airways Bahrain, London-Heathrow
EgyptAir Cairo
Emirates Dubai
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi
Flydubai Dubai
Gulf Air Bahrain
Iran Air Shiraz
Iran Aseman Airlines Lamerd, Tehran-Imam Khomeini
Iraqi Airways Baghdad, Najaf
Jet Airways Cochin, Delhi, Mumbai
Jazeera Airways Kuwait
Jordan Aviation Aqaba
KLM Amsterdam, Dammam
Kuwait Airways Kuwait
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Middle East Airlines Beirut
Nepal Airlines Dubai, Kathmandu
Oman Air Muscat
Pakistan International Airlines Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar
Qatar Airways Abu Dhabi, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Alexandria, Algiers, Amman, Ankara , Athens, Bahrain, Bangalore, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Barcelona, Beijing-Capital, Beirut, Berlin-Tegel, Brussels [begins 31 January], Bucharest-Otopeni [begins 17 January], Budapest [begins 17 January], Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Cairo, Calicut, Cape Town, Casablanca, Cebu, Chennai, Cochin, Colombo, Copenhagen, Damascus, Dammam, Dar es Salaam, Delhi, Denpasar, Dhaka, Dubai, Frankfurt, Geneva, Goa, Guangzhou, Hanoi [begins 1 November],Hong Kong, Houston-Intercontinental, Ho Chi Minh City, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Istanbul-Atatürk, Jakarta, Jeddah, Johannesburg, Karachi, Kathmandu, Khartoum, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Lagos, Lahore, London-Gatwick, London-Heathrow, Luxor, Madrid, Mahe, Male, Manchester, Manila, Mashhad, Melbourne, Milan, Moscow-Domodedovo, Mumbai, Munich, Muscat, Nairobi, New York-JFK, Nice [begins 24 November] Osaka-Kansai, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Peshawar, Phuket [begins 11 October], Riyadh, Rome-Fiumicino, Sana'a, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong, Singapore, Stockholm-Arlanda, Stuttgart [begins 9 March], Tehran-Imam Khomeini, Tokyo-Narita, Tripoli, Trivandrum, Tunis, Vienna, Washington-Dulles, Zürich
Royal Jordanian Airlines Amman-Queen Alia
Saudi Arabian Airlines Jeddah, Riyadh
Shaheen Air International Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar
Sri Lankan Airlines Bahrain, Colombo
Sudan Airways Dubai, Khartoum
Syrian Air Damascus
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
Yemenia Aden, Sana'a

Cargo airlines

Cargo Airlines
Arnold Shipping Inc
Atlas Air
DHL Express
Falcon Express Cargo Airlines
FedEx Express
Irwin International Freightways
Martinair Cargo
Qatar Airways Cargo|Amman, Amsterdam, Bahrain, Beirut, Cairo, Colombo, Chennai, Chicago, Kolkatta, Delhi, Dhaka, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Karachi, Khartoum, Lahore, Milan, Nairobi, Sialkot, Sanah, Tripoli, Tunis, Trivandrum


Since 1998, the number of passengers and total cargo load has significantly increased.

Statistics for Doha International Airport
Year Total Passengers Total Cargo (tons) Total Cargo (1000s lbs) Aircraft Movements
1998 2,100,000 86,854    
1999 2,300,000 62,591    
2002 4,406,304 90,879 200,351 77,402
2003 5,245,364 118,406 261,037 42,130
2004 7,079,540 160,088 352,930 51,830
2005 9,377,003 207,988 458,530 59,671
2006 11,954,030 262,061 577,739 103,724
2007 14,930,252 358,933 791,303 117,098

In 2007, it was listed as the 95th busiest airport in the world and handled over 14 million passengers. It also had the highest percentage of growth at 22.1%.

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General Info
Country Qatar
Time UTC+3
Latitude 25.261125
25° 15' 40.05" N
Longitude 51.565056
051° 33' 54.20" E
Elevation 35 feet
11 meters
Type Joint (Civil and Military)
Magnetic Variation 002° E (01/06)
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry

TWR 118.9
Opr 0400-1000Z Sat-Wed.
ATIS 126.45
APP 121.1

ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
16/34 15000 x 151 feet
4572 x 46 meters

Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME DOH DOHA 071X 112.4 1.8 NM 336.2

CAUTION Hi tension cables 118' AGL 2 NM fr thld Rwy 34. Bldg 525' AMSL 2.7 NM on extn cntrln Rwy 34. Bird haz.
FUEL A1 (Qatar Jet Fuel Co fone C974-462-2477)
RSTD Rpt LDA Rwy 34 12,375'. Tkof pt for Rwy 16 is fr int Twy A. All inbd acft will ctc Kingfish Nov on 272.55 (civ acft use 139.5) 30 min prior to ldg for current cond and prk info. All acft are rqr to call Kingfish Nov with arr time and taxi status and maint listening watch til eng shutdown. All outbd acft will call Kingfish Nov with dep time and maint listening watch on 272.55 for 30 min aft dep. Current painted lines are not to be followed. Changing taxi pat/prk spots-do not proceed onto ramp wo flw-me veh. Pilots use min pwr on congested ramp. Pilots should exercise ctn; paying close attention to flw-me veh and pr instr.
TRAN ALERT USMIL ramp has no hot cargo handling capability.

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