Qatar is building a brand new replacement airport called the New Doha International Airport (NDIA). The airport is being constructed four km from the existing facility on a 5400 acre site. The new airport is a response to a projected demand for additional international passenger capacity to the region. The current airport handles 4.2 million passengers a year.

Ground transport

Airport transfers can be arranged with your hotel, though there are always plenty of metered taxis and limousines available at the airport. Taxis or hotel limousines are usually available from hotels, check with your hotel on arrival.

Taxis are hard to locate once in Doha, so it’s advisable to hire the taxi by the hour and keep hold of it until you have finished all meetings. An alternative is to hire a car, although first time visitors to the region may find the driving challenging.


There are various four- and five-star hotels in Qatar with several more opening this year. For information and contact details, visit Qatar Tourism.