DOHA, QATAR – Qatar Duty Free (QDF) has unveiled a unique selection of food and beverage outlets to please the palates of every passenger travelling through Hamad International Airport (HIA), Qatar’s new state-of-the-art international hub.
With more than 30 cafes and restaurants spread across 15,000 square meters, passengers can now enjoy a sumptuous selection of global and regional cuisine at a series of exclusive food and beverage outlets.
“As QDF is part of a major international five-star airline, we understand the needs and expectations of our passengers, and so we have developed a unique and comprehensive food and beverage offering,” said Keith Hunter, Senior Vice President, Qatar Duty Free.
“Starting from a blank sheet of paper, we have created entirely new concepts to offer our passengers a truly enjoyable and innovative experience, and to provide them with unlimited choices and authentic cuisine.”
The dining proposition at HIA is as innovative as it varied, combining a mixture of brands developed and owned by Qatar Duty Free, as well as joint-venture and concession-based outlets.
“We wanted to create a renaissance in airport dining, and to develop a complete culinary experience based around our passengers’ needs. We have therefore built an environment that promotes high-quality, healthy and authentic cuisine, matched with efficient and exceptional service,” added Mr. Hunter.
A perfect example of this is Jamocha Cafe which has been entirely developed by Qatar Duty Free.
Jamocha offers a tempting selection of high-quality food and beverages, allowing passengers to enjoy everything from a cup of organic espresso, to a creamy gelato, or a freshly-baked croissant. Everything is also prepared using the very finest of ingredients, such as the coffee, which has been organically grown in South America, and then meticulously sourced and carefully crafted with the benefit of the customer foremost in mind.
Jamocha Cafe can also adapt its selection of snacks and drinks very rapidly, making adjustments between flights based on the number and origin of passengers travelling via HIA.
Qatar Duty Free’s Marche restaurant is another example of a highly passenger-focused offering. Open 24-hours-a-day, Marche can accommodate up to 560 guests at a time, and has been designed to satisfy the tastes of every passenger, with a broad range of international cuisine prepared from the very freshest of ingredients.
Similarly, the QDF seafood restaurant, Caviar House and Prunier, is the only restaurant in the world that produces its own caviar and salmon, and everything is prepared fresh in front of the passengers, creating a unique culinary destination for seafood lovers.
And for those with a sweet tooth, there is Farggi, the Barcelona-based producer of premium ice-cream and cakes that has been delivering delicious treats to consumers since 1957. Now HIA passengers can enjoy Farggi’s premium ice creams, with superb latte coffee, and delicious crepe and waffle creations all while waiting for their flights.
In addition to the above, the food court at HIA, called ‘Eat Street’, has a diverse range of food outlets, featuring Camden Food Company (healthy snacks and meals), Negroni (Italian cuisine), Yum Cha (Asian cuisine), Azka (Middle Eastern and Asian cuisine), BK (burgers), Red Mango (frozen yogurt, coffee & pastries) and SOHO (organic coffee).
In total, Qatar Duty Free has 40,000 square metres of combined retail, food and beverage facilities at Hamad International Airport, establishing it as a premier shopping and dining destination.