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Doha Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Doha Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the name of a hotel near the airport in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

The family quiet room has lounge chairs for sleeping/resting and is secluded from the foot path of the gates and shopping center so it was very pleasant to spend the night there.
- tinybits

Airport Overview

doha airport quiet room
Photo by Gabriel Britto

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here’s the low-down on what travellers have reported to us during their time at Doha Airport.

What to Expect

  • This brand new airport, opened in April 2014, is a major transit hub for all continents. Expect lots of travellers and flights all night long.
  • There is only 1 terminal, with 5 concourses: A, B, C, D, and E.
  • If you’re flying Qatar Airways with a layover between 8-24 hours, you may be eligible for free accommodation, meals, and transfer to/from the airport.
  • Airport feels like a mall, with many high-end and duty-free shops.
  • Several eateries are open 24-hours (Airside), and only one Landside.
  • The airport terminal is FREEZING inside, so wear warm clothing or have a travel blanket handy!
  • WiFi is free and unlimited. See more WiFi information below.

Where to Sleep

  • Try to grab the couches at the Family & TV areas located at Gates A3 and Concourses B, and C, with some in the central terminal.
  • There are several Quiet/Prayer Rooms, some with reclining chairs. Unfortunately they are rarely quiet with so many people coming and going. Gender separation is common.
  • Most chairs have armrests, but some carpeted areas are comfortable for floor-sleeping.
  • It’s loud and bright in the airport, so come prepared with earplugs and a sleep mask/eyeshades.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there is a transit hotel. See our Airport Hotel section below for more info.

Good to Know

  • Showers are located in the two airport lounges or the Vitality Wellbeing & Fitness Center at the Airport Hotel.
  • All travellers can pay to use one of two airport lounges, though some travellers report even these are crowded and smell of smoke. See Airport Lounges below for locations and rates.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Doha Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.


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Doha Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):

  • Al Maha Transit Lounge - Location: Terminal 1, Airside, 2nd floor. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (QAR200) • Buy a lounge pass (£58 - up to 3 hours or £70 - up to 6 hours - 24 hour advance purchase is required)  •  Priority Pass.
  • Oryx Lounge - Location: Airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (QAR 200).

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Doha Airport. Connect to the "Free internet by HIA" network. Additionally, there are free internet kiosks and desks located throughout the airport.

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Airport Hotels