HIA voted Best Airport in Middle East at Global Traveler Reader Survey Awards

Hamad International Airport (HIA) has been voted as the “Best Airport in the Middle East” for the third consecutive year at the 16th Annual Global Traveler’s GT Tested Reader Survey Awards in Los Angeles. The award recognises airports across the world for outstanding performance in providing an exceptional experience to travellers. 
The Global Traveler’s awards are highly sought after and respected as an unbiased reflection of the best in travel through an open-ended reader survey. 
Commenting on the award, Engr. Badr Mohammed Al Meer, Chief Operating Officer at HIA, stated: “We are privileged to win the “Best Airport in the Middle East” award by Global Traveler for the third consecutive year. HIA is a diverse lifestyle destination putting the passengers at the heart of the airport strategy. From our world-class art collection to contemporary shopping and dining options to endless entertainment and relaxation facilities, every corner of our expansive terminal offers pleasant surprises and an eclectic experience to our passengers. We thank Global Traveler for this outstanding recognition and our passengers for their continued support and confidence in HIA.”
HIA fosters a culture of hospitality across all operations, bringing a new dimension to travel through world-class shopping, dining and leisure experiences across 40,000 square meters. Travellers can shop many sought-after brands at more than 90 boutiques and enjoy a variety of culinary experiences in more than 30 cafes and restaurants. Having the opportunity to relax at the conveniently located Oryx Airport Hotel, travellers can recharge at the five-star Vitality Wellbeing and Fitness Center where they can take a dip in the 25-metre swimming pool, play squash or get a reviving spa treatment tailored to their needs. Housing over 20 international art pieces for travellers to enjoy and be intrigued by, HIA also regularly transforms into an innovative stage for different forms of art and hosts activities at the terminal for travellers to interact with and create memorable experiences.
HIA has also recently revealed its plans for its airport expansion with a spectacular 10,000 sqm indoor tropical garden, a 268 sqm water feature as well as 11,720 sqm of landscaped retail and dining concepts among other leisure attractions and facilities under one expansive terminal.
Since 2004, Global Traveler is a well-known luxury publication in the United States, recognised globally with a high readership of frequent luxury business and leisure travelers informing passengers about five-star airports, airlines and hotels.

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