Fit for the World Cup

Doha’s Hamad International will expand to accommodate 53 million passengers in time for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Tom Allett travels to the Qatari hub to find out more.


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Glass roofs will control and filter the light entering the shopping and garden areas. All images Hamad International Airport (HIA) unless stated.

The competition to be recognised as the world’s best airport heated up in October when Doha’s Hamad International Airport (HIA) revealed plans for its next development. Its future shape was unveiled at Cityscape Qatar, a property development conference that took place in Doha.

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