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Passenger facilities unveiled at Hamad International

Passenger facilities unveiled at Hamad International

21 March 2013 Airline News

The soft opening of Hamad International Airport on April 1st 2013 will see ten foreign airlines operating out of Concourse B and an array of modern facilities for passengers to enjoy. HIA is a uniquely designed airport set against a beautiful man made lagoon and landscaping, creating a lush green environment to complement the airport’s natural bay and coastal setting.

Final testing underway at Hamad International Airport in Qatar

Final testing underway at Hamad International Airport in Qatar

14 March 2013 Airline News

In preparation for the soft opening of Hamad International Airport – Qatar’s brand new airport on 1st April 2013 – a series of advanced passenger trials have been taking place at the new facility. More than 1,000 men, women and children have gone through the trials to test the operations of passenger facilities from check-in and immigration to aircraft boarding and arrivals.

Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels opens in Doha

Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels opens in Doha

26 February 2013 Hotel News

Continuing Qatar’s current period of development in the lead up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels is a new collection of six five star hotels, has opened in Qatar’s capital city Doha. The hotels are situated within the Souq Waqif, a popular tourist attraction and the only traditional Souq remaining in the Gulf.

Manchester United head for warm weather training in Qatar

Manchester United head for warm weather training in Qatar

24 January 2013 Tourism News

Qatar is fast becoming one of the world’s most renowned sporting destinations, playing host to recent guests Manchester United who swapped icy UK temperatures to train in the sun at Doha’s Aspire Academy this week. Manchester United flew to Doha shortly after their draw against Tottenham to prepare for Saturday’s FA cup fourth round match against Fulham.

The souk’s of Qatar

The souk’s of Qatar

27 December 2012 Press Release Tourism News

Traditionally an open-air marketplace, a Souq is often held outside of the main cities in a location where a caravan loaded with goods could stop and merchants could display, trade and sell their goods on. Souqs were also the hub for many cultural and social festivities, with communities coming together over local fests and entertainment.