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Posted On: 19 April 2023 12:39 pm
Updated On: 19 April 2023 12:50 pm

Hamad International Airport Eid Al Fitr 2023 travel advisory

Fareeha Imtiaz
Fareeha Imtiaz
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Hamad International Airport (DOH) is expecting high departure and arrival passenger volumes during the Eid Al Fitr 2023 holiday until 1 May 2023. To ensure a seamless travel experience, passengers are advised to plan their trip accordingly.

Short-term parking

The short-term parking at Hamad International Airport will be available for all passengers, with the first 60 minutes free from 18 April to 22 April and from 27 April to 1 May. After 60 minutes, the standard parking rates will apply.

Motorists are advised to use the short-term car park for pick up and drop off, and private vehicles accessing the curbside are advised not to leave their vehicles unattended. Additionally, arrival and departing travellers can avail of the multiple public transport options available, such as taxis, buses and metro stations.

Early airport arrival

The airport recommends passengers to arrive 3 hours prior to their flight departure time unless specified otherwise by their respective airline. From 18 April to 23 April, passengers flying with Qatar Airways to various destinations, except the United States of America and Canada, have the option of an early check-in from 12 hours to 4 hours prior to the flight departure time at row 11 located at the Vertical Circulation Node (VCN).

Self-service check-in

At Hamad International Airport, passengers can also utilize the self-service check-in and bag-drop facilities, which enables passengers to check in, print boarding passes and bag tags, tag their bags, and drop them at the bag drop swiftly before proceeding to immigration. Bag wrap facilities are also available at the airport.

E-gate services

Passengers over the age of 18 can avail of the e-gate services at the airport using their passport, and travellers are reminded that check-in closes 60 minutes prior to departure time and boarding gates close 20 minutes prior to departure time.

Security Checks

During security checks, passengers are requested to ensure that they are not carrying any prohibited items such as liquids, aerosols, and gels and to pack any liquid containers in a clear, re-sealable plastic bag, with each being 100ml or less. Electronic items larger than mobile phones need to be removed from bags and placed in trays for X-ray screening. Small vehicles powered by lithium batteries, such as hoverboards, are prohibited from the carriage.

Source: Press Release
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