Hamad International Airport and Qatar Duty Free Host Ramadan Festivities
As part of its commitment to showcasing the rich culture and traditions of the State of Qatar and the Middle East, Hamad International Airport (DOH), voted as the World’s Best Airport Shopping and nine-time winner of the Best Airport in the Middle East at the 2023 Skytrax World Airport Awards and Qatar Duty Free (QDF) host a series of Ramadan festivities and experiences.
Known as a time of spiritual renewal and generosity for Muslims worldwide, the Holy Month of Ramadan holds particular significance for Qatar and its people. During this time, Muslims fast from dawn until dusk, engage in prayer and reflection, and spend time with family and friends. Hamad International Airport and Qatar Duty Free are jointly embracing the spirit of Ramadan, where millions of travelers can experience the traditions of this holy month throughout the airport’s terminal.
Commenting on the occasion, Engr. Badr Mohammed Al Meer, Chief Operating Officer at Hamad International Airport, said: “Hamad International Airport strives to showcase the rich culture and traditions of the State of Qatar and the Middle East. Our commitment to creating memorable experiences for our passengers is reflected in bringing the spirit and essence of Ramadan to passengers. As the gateway to Qatar and the region, Hamad International Airport remains dedicated to create unique and innovative experiences for all visitors.”
To spread the spirit of Ramadan across the airport, Hamad International Airport and Qatar Duty Free deliver a traditional ambiance with Ramadan tents near the Fendi and Ralph’s cafés adorning the Orchard. Arabic Coffee and dates are served to passengers during Iftar at booths located throughout the airport.
A special occasion in the Gulf Region, the Garangao, falling on the 14th day of Ramadan, is celebrated by children dressing in traditional clothing, singing the Garangao song, and receiving sweets and nuts. Passengers travelling from the airport will experience this festivity near the Lamp Bear with a traditional children's performance and giveaways distributed to young ones.
A unique destination for global travelers to relax and unwind, ORCHARD will truly embrace the Holy Month with decorative Ramadan lanterns, a 360 photo booth, and Arabic seating areas for passengers to indulge in an authentic Ramadan atmosphere.
Ramadan Retail and F&B Offering by Qatar Duty Free
Passengers travelling through Hamad International Airport will be introduced to a selection of Ramadan specials by QDF, including oud fragrances from world-renowned beauty brands and premium Arabic sweets, chocolates, and dates.
In addition, multiple F&B options by QDF will provide dine-in and grab-and-go options suitable for the diverse passengers at the airport. The Harrods Tea Room at Hamad International Airport will introduce a special Ramadan menu with bespoke flavours.
Qatar Duty Free has returned as the main sponsor of Qatar’s W Hotel Sultan’s Tent, where guests can enjoy rich Iftar and Sohour buffet menus and experience the most memorable Ramadan gatherings.
Since its inception in 2014, Hamad International Airport has transformed the industry with innovative experiences and breath-taking features. As the gateway to the State of Qatar and the Middle East, the airport continues to embrace cultures and create memorable experiences for all its passengers. Welcoming hundreds of nationalities daily, Hamad International Airport is the ultimate link between east and west – expanding its network to over 170 destinations and maintaining its position as an extraordinary destination for all.