Hamad International Airport (HIA) has been ranked number one on Huffington Post’s list of the World’s Coolest Airports.
The ranking compiled by the news outlet lists the best airports in the world that make the journey as enjoyable as reaching the destination.
HIA has been lauded for its top-notch facilities and services including its 25-metre swimming pool, complimentary quiet rooms, the children’s toy store at Qatar Duty Free, the airport’s award-winning shopping emporium, and the iconic Lamp Bear sculpture by artist Urs Fischer - one among several artistic media installed at the airport including paintings, sculptures, and electronic and interactive installations.
The yellow teddy bear created by Urs Fischer
Commenting on the accolade, Chief Operating Officer at Hamad International Airport Badr Mohammed al-Meer said: "Being ranked first among mammoth players in the industry mirrors our ambition to position HIA as a major player in the international aviation sector".
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