Hamad International Airport set to welcome fans for AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023

Interior of Hamad International Airport terminal.
Photo Credit: Hamad International Airport

Qatar, is set to host the prestigious 18th edition of AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023. Set to take place from January 12 to February 10, 2024, the tournament will see twenty-four of the continent’s top teams competing in 51 matches across Qatar’s state-of-the-art stadiums.

As the world eagerly anticipates this football extravaganza, Hamad International Airport (DOH), gears up to welcome fans from across the globe.

The airport has meticulously planned its operations to ensure a seamless arrival experience for visitors entering the vibrant city of Doha

A Grand Welcome at DOH

Upon landing at Hamad International Airport, visitors will be greeted with a meticulously planned arrival experience.

Drawing on insights from the successful hosting of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, DOH ensures a seamless transition for football enthusiasts entering the vibrant city of Doha.

A crucial aspect of DOH’s preparation involves seamless coordination and communication among all stakeholders.


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This meticulous planning guarantees optimal service delivery, setting the stage for a hassle-free stay for the tournament attendees.

Extensive collaboration with transport providers ensures efficient connectivity to and from the airport, the city, and the stadiums.

With multiple public transport options like taxis, buses, and the metro, visitors can effortlessly navigate this football-centric nation.

Airport Amenities

Arriving passengers at the airport are well catered for with convenient amenities. The arrival hall boasts foreign exchange services, food and beverage options, convenient stores, ATMs, and the ability to purchase local SIM cards—all strategically placed for easy access.

For those with more than 8 hours of transit time, DOH offers an enticing opportunity to explore Doha through Discover Qatar, Qatar Airways’ destination management company.

It’s a chance to immerse oneself in the city’s culture during the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023TM.

A Qatar Airways Boeing 787 takes off.
Photo Credit: Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways Partnership

Qatar Airways, the national carrier, has forged a groundbreaking partnership with the Asian Football Confederation.

This collaboration aims to elevate the fan experience at Asian football competitions, with a special focus on the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023TM.

Hamad International Airport, being the home and hub of Qatar Airways, plays a pivotal role in bringing the tournament closer to fans. Passengers can expect a dedicated fan zone and exciting activations, providing an immersive experience right at the terminal.


As visitors bid farewell to Qatar, Hamad International Airport ensures a memorable departure.

Whether it’s strolling through the iconic indoor tropical garden, ORCHARD, or exploring Souq Al Matar, a traditional Qatari market within the airport premises, passengers can savor the rich local culture and warm hospitality of Doha before their journey concludes.

Hamad International Airport’s commitment to excellence is evident in its nomination for the title of World’s Best Airport at the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2024.

Those who have experienced the award-winning services and facilities at DOH are encouraged to visit Skytrax’s World Airport Survey website and cast their votes in support of this exceptional airport.

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By Len Varley - Assistant Editor 4 Min Read
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