Hamad International Airport. Hamad International Airport.

Qatar's $15.5bn new Hamad International Airport, currently under development, will feature two 100-room luxury transit hotels and a range of leisure facilities.

Hotel guests, as well as Qatar Airways First Class and Business Class passengers will have access to resort quality facilities that include two squash courts, a 25 metre-long swimming pool and five-star spa for passengers to relax while in transit.

Abu Dhabi International Airport earlier this year introduced the world’s first ‘GoSleep’ sleeping pods that allow passengers to grab a few hours sleep between flights for AED45 ($12.25) per hour.


Ten ‘GoSleep’ pods were installed in Terminal 3 and in the Al Dhabi Lounge in Terminal 1, with a further 35 on order for installation later this year.


The chairs can convert in private flat beds and cover offers privacy to sleep.

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Airport authorities said the pods would eventually also include internet access, storage and facilities to charge electronic devices.