Doha 02 June 2018
Passengers through Hamad International Airport (HIA) were able to take part in the celebrations of Garangao, a Ramadan tradition with deep roots in the Qatari culture that celebrates heritage.
Media guests were invited to celebrate Garangao, which takes place on the 14th of every Ramadan, at HIA where a musaher (traditional drummer) was parading around the terminal, accompanied by Joud & Saoud mascot characters handing out sweets to children.
Positioned at the edge of the Arabian Gulf, Hamad International Airport’s tranquil waterside setting provides a perfect backdrop for its stylish architectural elements, underpinned by advanced airport systems in line with its ‘Smart Airport’ vision. Operating 24/7, the airport features two runways, a state-of-the-art air traffic control tower and currently processes 30 million passengers per year and 36,000 aircrafts per year. With over 40,000 square meters of combined retail, food and beverage facilities, unmatched spa facilities and a collection of unique art pieces from internationally acclaimed artists, HIA is a destination on its own, designed for the modern traveler.
HIA is a five-star airport by Skytrax, making it one among only five other airports in the world to achieve this prestigious status. The airport is ranked Fifth Best Airport in the World by the 2018 Skytrax World Airport Awards.