Airport of the capital of Qatar Doha — one of the largest transport hubs in the world. Hamad International Airport (HIA) was named the best airport in the world last year by Skytrax. In 2022, it will receive about 50 million passengers, including participants and spectators of the World Cup.
The airport has a luxurious infrastructure: a 25-meter swimming pool, spa centers and gyms, a huge a zone of duty-free shops, restaurants and cafes, as well as an extensive exhibition space of contemporary art. Business card of the airport — a giant yellow teddy bear sitting under a black lamp in the departure lounge. This is the famous Lamp Bear installation by Swiss artist Urs Fischer.
For its passengers, Qatar Airways has developed a unique program of “stopovers”, that is, transit stops, the cost of which starts from 14 US dollars.
The package includes accommodation in four- and five-star hotels for any budget, as well as additional options — breakfast, excursion program and transfer. Depending on your preferences and your next flight schedule, guests can choose between 24, 48 or 72 hour stays in Qatar.
During this time, tourists are offered to get acquainted with the amazing history of the country at the National Museum of Qatar, visit Msheireb Downtown — the world's first sustainable development area, immerse yourself in the atmosphere of oriental hospitality at the Souq Waqif market. Adventure lovers will appreciate the safari and journey to the Khor al-Adaid inland sea. Adventurous sports enthusiasts can ride jet skis overlooking Doha's breathtaking skyline and even go kayaking through the mangroves of Al Takira.
Culinary delights can be found all over the city — from small home restaurants to fine establishments. In recent years, Qatar has bolstered its reputation in haute cuisine by attracting world-renowned chefs and opening restaurants serving food from all over the world, from Italy and Turkey to Greece and Japan.
For In order to enter the country, Russians need to obtain an entry permit, 3 days before the trip, by uploading a scan of the international passport, a vaccination certificate with Sputnik V to the government website www.ehteraz.gov.qa in English or a certificate of recovery, an antibody test valid for 30 days. Upon check-in, you must provide a negative PCR test made no more than 48 hours before departure to Doha, as well as an entry permit obtained from the Ehteraz website. You also need to install the Ehteraz application on your phone in advance and activate it upon arrival.