Once fully operational, the Terminal will feature 16 lounges, 26 art installations, more than 100 food and beverage retail outlets, a transit hotel, swimming pool, a luxury spa, squash courts and a four-storey catering facility – one of the largest in the world – and a public mosque with a capacity to accommodate 500 worshippers at prayer time.
“The launch of the new airport is the fulfilment of the vision of HH the Father Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, brought to fruition by HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani,” said Al Nuaimi.
The HIA will be a source of pride and joy to all people of Qatar for many decades to come, he said, adding, “Passengers travelling through its gates and the luxurious facilities’ state-of-the art technologies will have a memorable experience that would reflect Qatar’s status and importance on global travel and tourism map”.
“Thanks to the efforts of the people of Qatar, we have kept our promise of relocating services to HIA in the second quarter of 2014. HIA will be operational and open doors to all airlines including Qatar Airways within 27 days, he concluded. (END)