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Plan every minute with Street View before you board from Hamad International Airport

Travelling to Doha soon? You will most likely stop by the Hamad International Airport, a structure famed for its modern interiors, luxurious lounges, and a giant teddy bear sculpture. All of these sights and more are now available to explore in 360-degree on Street View.

Picture of a big teddy bear at the airport, amongst many travelers

Hamad International Airport’s sculpture of a teddy bear as seen on Google Maps.

From the comfort of your own smartphone, you can now see where to grab that mobile charger you need or the currency exchange closest to your boarding gate, all before you even get to the airport. Hamad International Airport is the first airport in the Middle East and North Africa made available on Street View.

Built on 600,000 square meters, the giant structure can take up to 8,700 passengers per hour and has the capacity to accommodate 30 million travellers per year. From Swiss sculptor Urs Fischer’s Lamp Bear sculpture (made out of cast bronze and not foam and cotton as it would seem) to the world-renowned brands that line Hamad International Airport’s Duty Free, travelers around the world now have the airport’s boarding gates, lounges, and much more available to view on mobile and desktop.

Shot from the airport lobby (using Street View on Google Maps

Find the shops you need closest to your boarding gate.

We worked with Hamad International Airport to bring you the ins and outs of the building to guarantee an enjoyable and informative online experience. The Street View trolley, a push-cart outfitted with equipment to collect indoor imagery, used its panoramic camera to collect 360-degree views, lasers to capture distances to walls, motion sensors to track the trolley’s position, and a laptop to operate the system.