Global Traveler’s 20th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards has once again crowned Hamad International Airport (DOH) the prestigious title of Best Airport in the Middle East for an impressive seventh consecutive year.

This recognition, highly regarded in the realm of business travel, highlights the airport’s dedication to providing exceptional customer service and a passenger-centric airport experience.


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Global Traveler relied on its readers’ opinions for the 20th consecutive year to identify their favourite travel products and experiences in determining travel preferences. These sought-after awards are an unbiased reflection of excellence in travel, based merely on reader votes.

Francis X Gallagher, Global Traveler’s publisher and CEO, commended HIA on securing the title and expressed his personal satisfaction with travelling via the airport. I personally enjoy travelling to or through Doha for trips for its great connectivity and wonderful lounges.’

Abdulaziz Abdulla Al Mass, VP Marketing & Corporate Communications, expressed gratitude for the recognition. ‘This recognition is a testament to our unwavering dedication to understanding and meeting the evolving needs of our passengers. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the readers of Global Traveler who have consistently voted for us, inspiring our commitment to excellence.’

As a versatile aviation hub, HIA consistently ranks among the world’s best for operational excellence, offering digitised services and unique amenities. The airport features ORCHARD, an indoor tropical garden designed to evoke peace and wellbeing.

The airport also houses world-class retail and dining options, many of them being world firsts and exclusives. Travellers in the airport will be able to explore hundreds of curated experiences all under one roof, surrounded by a true architectural and tropical marvel.

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