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Celebrating 60 Years of Design + Innovation

A Dazzling New Hub
in the Middle East

Hamad International Airport Passenger Terminal Complex
Doha, Qatar

“One of the most significant airport openings in aviation history”

Martin Moodie
The Moodie Report

Qatar’s replacement airport (formerly New Doha International Airport) sets new global standards in operational efficiency, passenger convenience and service.

The majority of the passengers will be transferring through Hamad International Airport. Because the only impression of Qatar for these transferring passengers may be the airport, HOK’s design of the main passenger terminal emphasizes Qatari hospitality and its Gulf-side location. The terminal gives visitors a spectacular and lasting impression of the country while providing them with a five-star travel experience.

“We want a world-class facility,” said Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker in a Moodie Report article. “We will not compromise on quality. We will not compromise on standards. I think when you put everything together, there will be no other airport of such a high standard.”

“A new workplace and stunning architectural masterpiece will enhance the skyline of Doha providing new surroundings for airport employees and the travelling public from around the world,” said Abdul Aziz Al Noiami, chairman of the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority, in Airport World

Since 2004, HOK architects, engineers, planners, landscape architects and interior designers have collaborated in an effort to create the world’s best passenger terminal.

The project includes a 300,000-sq.-ft. retail gallery, a 23,000-sq.-ft. public mosque, two 100-room, five-star transfer hotels, a health spa, a 3,431-car parking garage, five operations centers, four central utility plants and a 742,000-sq.-ft. flight catering facility. In conjunction with Lea+Elliott, HOK designed a 765-yard-long internal automated people mover system. Phase 1 and 2 concourses include 41 contact gates and 20 remote-stand gates.

The airport opened in 2014 with an annual capacity of 30 million passengers.


6.46 million sq. ft. / 600,000 sq. m. 
41 contact gates
20 remote-stand gates


Facility Programming
Graphic Design
Interior Design
Landscape Architecture
Master Planning
  Fire Protection Engineering


Skytrax World Airport Awards – Best Airport in the Middle East, second place in Most Improved Airports 

CCG/LA Infrastructure – Strategic Project of the Year

30 million

Number of passengers the airport can accommodate per year


Increase in passenger traffic in 2014



11 March 2015
“Hamad International Airport Wins Strategic Project of the Year Award”
HOK News

25 February 2015
“Hamad International Airport Posts 13% Passenger Growth in 2014”
Gulf Times

12 November 2014
“Airports Aim to Double as Luxury Destinations in Dubai and Doha”
Wall Street Journal 

11 August 2014
“Head in the Clouds: 5 Great New Airports”
BD Online 

5 June 2014
“Open for Business”
Passenger Terminal World

3 June 2014
“Doha: Making Waves”
Routes News 

29 May 2014
“Is the Middle East the New Hub of Global Aviation?”

27 May 2014
“Qatar Airways Completes Move to Giant New Doha Airport”
USA Today

30 April 2014
“New Airport in Qatar Receives First Flights”
The Associated Press

27 August 2012
“World-Class New Doha International Airport”
The Moodie Report