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Posted On: 22 May 2022 02:18 pm
Updated On: 13 June 2022 10:00 am

[UPDATED] HIA to begin trial that permits only authorized vehicles to access curbside area

Cassandra Pallagud
Cassandra Pallagud
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Hia trial permit only authorized vehicles access curbside area

Update as of June 12, 8 pm:

The Hamad International Airport (HIA) has announced that between the hours of 10 am to 12 nn on 13th June and 3 pm to 6 pm on 14th June 2022, it will activate the trial at the arrivals and departures curbside gates.

Passengers and customers will have access to free two-hour parking at the short-term car park, instead of the 20 minutes grace period initially mentioned, during the trial period with a free-of-charge porter service also available to assist departing travellers at the car park.


22 May 2022: Hamad International Airport would like to inform its passengers and customers that it will start testing the concept of limiting the access to the departures and arrivals curbsides to authorized vehicles only, and diverting all general public vehicles to use the available car park facilities for passengers pick-up and drop-off. The trials will begin on June 13th 2022 at 10:00 am.

This is being done in the interest of customer experience, safety and security.

During the trials period, and for the convenience of customers, Hamad International Airport shall offer grace period of twenty minutes, without charge to ease passenger drop off and pick-up within the Short Term Car Park.

Payment for short term car parking must be made at the machines located before the carpark, on level 2. There are no payment options available at the exit of the car park. In order to avoid delays or inconvenience, kindly pay at the building before exiting towards the parking.

Hamad International Airport offers a wide variety of transport options that seamlessly connect you between the airport and the city. The bus pavilion, taxi pavilion, metro station, car parking, car rental and limousine services are all conveniently located within walking distance from the airport’s arrivals and departures hall. As always, HIA staff will be available to assist passengers round the clock.

Source: Press release.
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