Passenger Overflow Areas are still open until December 31 at HIA and DIA
22 Dec 2022News
Even though the World Cup celebrations have ended in Doha, Passenger Overflow Areas are still open at Qatar’s two airports, until December 31. This allows departing travellers to partake in a variety of football-themed activities, completing their football journey before they leave Qatar. Qatar’s two airports activated the said project early November at Hamad International Airport (HIA) and Doha International Airport (DIA).
It features food and beverages booths, retail stores, quiet zone, gaming zone, football pitches for children, luggage storage, a lost and found desk, flight information screen, and a free Wi-Fi area, aside from roaming parades, picturesque La’eeb statue. Several tourists have lauded the Passenger Overflow Areas saying that it’s a unique idea where football fans get entertained even before they leave the country.
The special pre-departure experience provides enjoyment activities to all passengers departing Qatar and is free of charge. Departing passengers can access the Passenger Overflow Area at HIA by taking a shuttle bus from the airport’s metro station, while at DIA, it can be accessed either by taxi or Metro – Al Mater Al Qadeem station. The area is only accessible for passengers who are coming to the airport over four to eight hours prior to their scheduled departure flight time.
HIA has noted that the Passengers Overflow Area does not have check-in service desks and passengers can only check-in at HIA’s or DIA’s main terminals check-in hall, or through online check-in on their respective airline’s website.