Hamad International Airport issues travel advisory for Eid al-Adha period
The Hamad International Airport (HIA) is expecting high departure and arrival passenger volumes during the Eid al-Adha holiday from June 15 to July 10, 2023. And to ensure a seamless travel experience, passengers have been advised to plan their trip accordingly.
From June 15 to 30, HIA’s short-term parking will be available for all passengers. While the first 60 minutes will be free to park, standard rates will then apply.
The free 60-minute parking at the short-term parking area will be reinstated from July 6 to 10, within specified time frames — 5 am to 8 am, 5 pm to 7 pm and 10.30 pm to 2.30 am. After 60 minutes, standard rates will apply.
Motorists are advised to use the short-term car park for pick up and drop off. Private vehicles accessing the curbside should not be left unattended. Additionally, arriving and departing travellers can avail of multiple public transport options including taxis, buses and the Doha Metro.
The airport recommends passengers to arrive three hours prior to their flight’s departure time, unless specified otherwise by their respective airline.
From June 15 to 30, passengers flying with Qatar Airways to various destinations, except the USA and Canada, have the option for an early check-in (from 12 hours and up to four hours prior to flight departure time), at row 11 located at the Vertical Circulation Node (VCN).
Dedicated check-in at row 6 is allocated for Qatar Airways passengers travelling for Hajj. Arriving passengers from the Hajj pilgrimage are requested to adhere to carrying no more than a single container of 5 litres of Zamzam water per passenger, unless specified otherwise by their respective airline.
At HIA, 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.
Passengers over the age of 18 can avail the e-gate services at the airport using their passport. Travelers are reminded that check-in closes 60 minutes prior to departure time, and boarding gates close 20 minutes prior to departure time.
During security checks, passengers are requested to ensure 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 for carriage.
For a seamless journey, please follow the signage available at the terminal or ask airport staff for assistance.
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