Smart monitoring and management of water cycle in meteorology


Smart monitoring and management of water cycle in meteorology
The ever-growing global population faces an increasing climate crisis. A range of natural disasters, heat waves, droughts, heavy rains and more are intensifying, with their frequency rising too. Now more than ever, we need to be climate-smart. With all this in mind, a lot of research has been put into smart rainwater monitoring and management. Let’s take a closer look at this technology, as well as how it impacts the aviation sector, below.

Smart rainwater management and monitoring

The combination of smart hardware, services and solutions to minimise wastage, smart rainwater management uses information and analytics to deliver better outcomes across the water management lifecycle. A rainwater monitoring system, meanwhile, allows analysts to gain a thorough understanding of the nature of water and its pressure, temperature and purification at different locations, including those which are more remote. Meteorological and weather management systems have advanced rapidly in recent years and now include:

• Automated weather observing systems (AWOS)
• Meteorological sensors
• MET forecasting/visualisation systems
• Weather RADARs
• LIDAR (Windshear/Wake Vortex Measurement)
• Lightning detection systems
• Thermo dynamic profilers
• Radiometers
• Radiosonde/weather telemetry systems
• Weather decision support systems

What can rain and storms do?

Weather can be one of the most dangerous things for a pilot. Whether it is an unanticipated tailwind, a freak storm, or even just low-lying cloud, the weather cycle can cause a huge range of dangerous situations for any flight. That’s why a lot of research has been put into smart monitoring and managing the water cycle, in order to avoid any adverse effects.

Smart weather monitoring in aviation

There are a few ways that weather is monitored in modern airports. One such example is weather RADARs, built so that air traffic control can have a good idea of what cloud systems are circulating. These are supported by weather decision support systems, which give an accurate short-term forecast of what is around the corner, and how pilots can best deal with it. Combining these with runway visual range (RVR) means that a pilot can prepare for whatever conditions are ahead of them and be sure of a safe landing. These systems are highly complex and work with several other technologies to guarantee 100% accurate information of what the weather is like and what the weather is likely to be over the next few hours. Highly trained pilots can fly in any situation, but by giving them highly accurate information about conditions, we can ensure that they know exactly what they will need to do and when.

Bayanat Engineering is proud to have built some of the world’s leading weather forecasting systems for airports, and is happy to play a part in creating systems that keep passengers and pilots safe. A smart weather monitoring system is just one step towards the smooth experience passengers receive on a day to day basis. For any questions, inquiries or commendations, please fill out the form on our website.

Meteorology in Qatar and how is it important?

Meteorology in Qatar and how is it important?
Meteorology is a form of atmospheric science which studies atmospheric chemistry and physics. Meteorology is most commonly used to forecast the weather and make predictions about the climate. Meteorology can be traced back 1000 years ago, but significant meteorology breakthroughs were not made until the 18th century. Since the 18th century, however, meteorology technology has advanced significantly. In this guide, we look at meteorology and explain how it is important to society.

What technologies are used in meteorology?

• Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS)

An AWOS is a configurable weather system, designed specifically for airports. It delivers real-time information about weather conditions continuously, to ensure pilots can take off in safe weather conditions.

• Meteorological sensors

An essential element of meteorology is understanding how climate conditions can change quickly. Meteorological sensors are usually placed near a body of water and help to measure changes in weather and climate. For example, the sensors will indicate if the temperature, current or characteristics of the body of water is changing due to changes in the weather or atmosphere.

• Wind profilers

Wind profilers use both radar and sound waves to detect the direction and speed of wind. The profilers usually take readings of the wind a kilometre above sea level.

• Lightning detection systems

A lightning detection system consists of a network of sensors which calculate the electromagnetic radiation that is released by lightning. The sensor network uses the radiation data to predict where lightning may strike and at what strength.

How does meteorology technology help in everyday life?

Meteorology is important in everyday life as the weather can significantly influence multiple industries and daily processes. For example, cities and towns need meteorology to prepare and monitor extreme weather conditions, such as snow and strong winds, to ensure its citizens are safe and disasters can be prevented. Meteorology technology is also essential for the agricultural industry, as farmers need to be able to predict precipitation and prepare their crops should a flood or drought be predicted. In the aviation industry, reliable meteorology systems are essential to ensure planes can take off safely and pilots can alter their routes as necessary to avoid severe weather which may put passengers in danger. The greater understanding of meteorology an airport has, the more reliable their services will be as they won’t have to cancel flights last-minute, as they will be able to predict and identify weather patterns.

Meteorology in Qatar

Although the climate in Qatar is predominately pleasant and dry, understanding meteorology is still essential for airports in Qatar to ensure they can provide safe and reliable flights for their passengers. Bayanat Engineering provides a wide range of meteorological and weather management services and systems in Qatar to ensure airports can operate as safely and efficiently as possible.

Contact Bayanat Engineering

If you would like to learn more about the meteorological and weather management services provided by Bayanat Engineering, do not hesitate to contact us today. We work with many elite airport facilities, including HIA, and would be happy to discuss our experience and expertise in more detail with you.

Passenger and Terminal Operations


“Why good Passenger and Terminal Operations are vital to a good airport”.
Passenger and Terminal Operations may seem to be a very broad and nebulous term, but it’s actually one of the most important parts of the operation of any airport. Here are a few specifics about the day to day operations of various passenger and terminal operation systems, and what they mean to the way an airport runs.
Information Display Systems
Guiding people through the airport is one of the most important parts of Passenger and Terminal Operations. Making sure that everyone knows if their flight is on time and what gate they need to be at are both vital for the operation of any airport since without this you’d be reliant on word of mouth to get passengers where they need to be.
These are fed by live information at all times in order to ensure that passengers know all that they need to as soon as they possibly can, so they can get on with their voyage.
Queue Management Systems
Queue management systems, or a QMS, is designed to be a way of making queues far more efficient. Rather than letting a queue form alone with no real order, queue management systems ensure that any queues that form at gates are orderly and controlled. This removes the risk of people standing around for hours on end and can lead to the entire boarding situation being much more comfortable for everyone involved.
Baggage Handling Systems
When you return from your flight, you’d tend to expect that your baggage will meet you at the other end. However, your baggage can sometimes come on a completely different flight, making connecting every passenger with their baggage an important yet difficult task.
By using state of the art baggage handling and baggage reconciliation systems, airports are able to find your specific bag from the thousands of planes that have come in and get it to you just in time to leave the airport. Effective baggage handling systems can make or break your airport experience, and years of refinement have led them to the high level of efficiency you see today.
Passenger Check-In and Boarding Systems
It’s all well and good navigating your passengers around the airport, but getting them on their flight is really the end goal of any successful airport, and the whole process begins at the check-in desk. With a good check-in procedure, you can get the ball rolling and keep track of how many passengers are present and ready to board. From there, boarding procedures can begin in an orderly manner, dictated by the number of passengers that have already checked in. With a joined-up and cohesive system from start to finish, a passenger’s journey can become much smoother and incident-free.
Ultimately, Passenger & Terminal Operations are unendingly important for the customer service side of an airport. They take you from check-in to the gate, and then out the other end with all of your possessions intact, having ensured that your flight has been smooth sailing all the way. Whilst this is far from the only aspect of an airport’s running, it’s the most customer-facing one. That makes high-quality Passenger and Terminal Operations key to any major airport. Bayanat Engineering Qatar can provide solutions for passenger movement and operations and many more. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

Your guide to specialized lighting & signage


Your guide to specialized lighting & signage
Bayanat Engineering Qatar is an expert provider of specialized lighting and signage in the aeronautics sector. We have completed specialized lighting and signage projects at large international airports such as Doha in Qatar, highlighting our expertise in this area. To learn more about specialized lighting and signage, read our guide below.
What is specialized lighting and signage?
Specialized lighting is a key part of airport safety, used to guide planes as they land and take off at airports. While providing an impressive nocturnal backdrop, this lighting is essential for use when there is low visibility or it is completely dark. It is necessary during the night, but also at dusk, dawn, and in fog. Without it, taking off and landing safely would be a very dangerous task.
Signage is also essential for airports. These signs use large characters on a contrasting background to advise pilots and vehicle drivers of an airfield location beyond which they must not proceed. They also inform pilots when to turn and stop, to help them proceed safely to their end destination.
Airfield ground lighting
Airfield ground lighting is the term used to describe the whole set of ground installed luminaires and related ancillaries that are used as visual aids by pilots. These lights are arranged in precise patterns to help with air navigation. This includes taxiway lights, which emit green light and are located along the taxiway centreline. Other lights include runway, apron, and approach.
Guidance signage
Guidance signage is used to direct pilots as to where they can and can’t go. These signs are color-coded depending on their meaning, and use a mixture of letters, numbers, and arrows to inform pilots of where to go.
Heliport lighting
Heliport lighting normally consists of lights that are installed in a circle or square between the touchdown and lift-off area surface and around the entire landing, such as the final approach and take-off area. If the heliport is near a taxiway, then yellow lights are used to avoid confusing pilots with the green taxiway centreline lights.
Apron flood lighting & specialized high masts
The apron is the area on a land aerodrome that is intended to accommodate aircraft for loading and unloading passengers, refueling, parking, and maintenance. Apron floodlighting illuminates this area.
Obstruction & beacon lighting
Obstruction lighting is needed for any structure that exceeds 200’ above ground according to regulations. These structures need to be well lit to eliminate air navigational hazards. The light is an omnidirectional, steady-burning elevated LED red light fixture with an IR option.
Lighting control & monitoring
Lighting control and monitoring systems are used to control a single runway or can control the complex multi-runway operation of large airports. These systems allow operators to monitor and control various airfields’ ground lightings systems such as runway, apron, and taxiway systems. The lights can be operated as a group or individually and the intensity can be altered.
Lighting photometry & calibration
Photometry and calibration are used to accurately measure airfield ground light and aid maintenance. Light intensity is measured to ensure that the lighting is compliant with guidelines.
For more information about the specialized lighting and signage services that Bayanat Engineering Qatar offer, get in touch today.

QMD leveraging Vaisala technology for greater runway visibility at HIA

QMD leveraging Vaisala technology for greater runway visibility at HIA

The Peninsula
Doha: The Qatar Meteorology Department (QMD) is leveraging Vaisala technology to ensure Hamad International Airport (HIA) is using the most advanced weather observation systems possible to ensure high levels of runway visibility and availability in addition to expanding airport safety, efficiency, and capacity.

Working with Vaisala and local integration partner Bayanat Engineering Qatar, QMD chose a suite of Vaisala systems and sensors designed to ensure HIA continues to provide safe and efficient operations — at full capacity in all weather conditions.

One of the key systems in use for maximizing capacity while ensuring operational safety is the use of Vaisala’s AviMet ICAO Compliant Runway Visual Range System (RVR) integrated with Vaisala AviMet AWOS system.

The Vaisala AviMet Automated Weather Observing System AWOS provides continuous, real-time weather reports for pilots, airport operators and managers and is fully configurable to cover all of HIA’s airport needs. The system is a smart long-term choice for QMD, as it is designed to grow with the needs of the airport.

The fully automated Vaisala AviMet ICAO Compliant Runway Visual Range System (RVR) assessment and reporting system uses Vaisala instrumentation specifically designed for aviation purposes. It provides high data availability, low maintenance, and accurate information in demanding visibility conditions to maximize airport safety and availability.

As part of their RVR system, QMD leverages the power of the industry’s most accurate runway visibility data from the Vaisala Transmissometer LT31 to provide automatic, uninterrupted, correct visibility data. Accurate and reliable, the transmissometer helps ensure WMO and ICAO compliant determination of RVR to maximize operational capacity while ensuring safety.

As a result of the successful AviMet RVR and AWOS system installations and thanks to the impeccable reputation of Vaisala and Bayanat Engineering in the Gulf region, QMD is also implementing the Forward Scatter FD70, which will be used as a secondary sensor.

Abdulla Mohammed Al-Mannai Director of Qatar Meteorology Department & PR of State of Qatar, said: “Qatar Civil Aviation Authority always keeps its systems up to date with the latest technology on the market. We have been working with Vaisala for the past 30 years and it has been benefcial for both parties. As for Bayanat Engineering Qatar, we have been working with them since 2000, in which they have a proven track record with the benefcial systems for Qatar Meteorology Department.

“The AWOS upgraded state-of-the-art system is an added value for QMD, as QMD always chooses the best for the State of Qatar. Qatar Meteorology Department, supported by Qatar Civil Aviation Authority, consistently chooses the best. As Vaisala is the leading supplier for airport meteorological and weather systems, QMD considers them for reliable and accurate data with effcient integration by Bayanat Engineering Qatar.”

Hassan Ezzeddine, General Manager at Bayanat Engineering Qatar, said: “Working with advanced technology and our trusted partner- Vaisala on delivery of the best solution for Qatar Civil Aviation Authority is a great opportunity for Bayanat Engineering Qatar to yet again show the professionalism and timely execution of the project. We believe in trust and for over 30 years of our presence in the market we established ourselves as the trusted company of choice. Our clients, shareholders and partners help us achieving the goals throughout. AWOS system upgrade by Vaisala will give enhanced possibility for Qatar Meteorology Department with the latest systems.”

The Qatar Meteorology Department provides weather forecasting services and helps ensure runway safety for HIA — one of the world’s top airports. HIA is on track to become one of the most efficient and safest airports in operation, especially as Qatar prepares to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022.

QMD has worked with Vaisala for 30 years, and their confidence in Vaisala solutions has been further bolstered by the comprehensive RVR and weather observation solution.

First airport and first airport in Qatar


First airport and first airport in Qatar
When you think of the word, ‘airport’, you will most likely associate the term with the sleek, modern airports we have grown accustomed to today, such as Hamad International Airport in Qatar. Airports have, of course, not always been this way and have advanced significantly in the last 100 years. In this article we reflect on the world’s first airport, as well as the first airport in Qatar, and how companies such as Bayanat Engineering helped them become the modern transport facilities we know them to be today.
The world’s first airport
In 1919, over 100 years ago, Hounslow Heath Aerodrome opened. Many people mistakenly believe the Wright Brothers developed the first airport, whereas, in reality, they developed the world’s first continually operating airfield. For an airfield to be classified as an airport, it needs to have an aerodrome, storage for aircraft and a control tower, making Hounslow Heath Aerodrome the world’s first official airport.
The world’s first scheduled international commercial air services flew to and from Hounslow before it shut its doors in 1920 after essentially being replaced by Croydon Airport. Just three years after Hounslow was founded, the world’s first permanent airport for commercial aviation services opened in East Prussia.
The first airport in Qatar
Dukhan airport was the first airport in Qatar and was completed in the late 1930s. While the airport was initially a commercial success, it was eventually overshadowed by Doha International Airport, which was built in 1959 and subsequently made Dukhan obsolete. Some buildings within the airport were preserved but the majority of the airport grounds were left to ruin.
The importance of development
If the founders of Dukhan airport and Hounslow Heath Aerodrome were able to walk around modern airports in Qatar today, the technology surrounding them would appear as if it came from science-fiction. In the past 100 years, technological advancements have been made at an astounding pace, meaning airports have been able to advance and develop at an unprecedented rate.
Advancements in technology have brought many benefits to airports, such as allowing flights to take off more regularly and travel further distances.
How are modern airports built to address modern security risks?
Modern airports in Qatar, such as Hamad International Airport, are built to not only provide excellent commercial services but also to ensure the safety and security of all individuals who enter and exit the airport. For example, a modern airport must be complete with surveillance technology, structured cabling systems to allow for reliable communications, specialized lighting to ensure pilots have complete visibility and advanced navigation systems, to name but a few features.
Contact Bayanat Engineering
Bayanat Engineering is proud to be working with Hamad International Airport in Qatar and other airports in Qatar to help them implement and utilize advanced communication, surveillance, air traffic management, navigation and terminal operation professional services. We respect the history of the world’s and Qatar’s first airports while we are dedicated to provide modern solutions for airports in operation today. To learn more about our services, do not hesitate to get in touch with Bayanat Engineering. We would love to talk about our experience and services with you in more detail.

History of aviation in Qatar

History of aviation in Qatar
Qatar is well-known for its aviation background and history. As the country sees increased economic and population growth, transport is becomingly increasingly important to Qatar. Home to one of the world’s busiest airports and the largest airlines, Qatar has become a country that is associated with aviation and aeronautics.
Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways is one of the world’s largest and well-known airlines. From their base in Doha, they link to over 150 destinations around the world. Serving in 6 continents, the airline has won the prestigious Airline of the Year award many times, including most recently in 2019.
Qatar Airways started out in 1994. At this time, the airline was only a small regional carrier, serving only a few short routes. One of the first commercial flights to leave Qatar was the A7-AEA Airbus A330-300. By 1995, the airline had a fleet of 2 Airbuses, that served routes to Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Bangkok and Tokyo. In 1997, flights to London were launched. By 2008, the fleet had grown from 4 aircraft to 50, and today the airline has a fleet of 212 aircraft.
In 2009, Qatar Airways was the first airline to conduct a commercial passenger flight using a mixture of kerosene and synthetic gas-to-liquids fuel. The Airbus A340-600 travelled from London Gatwick Airport to Doha using this fuel. In 2016, Qatar Airways was the first airline to land an Airbus A350 on American soil.
The longest and shortest flights
In 2016, Qatar Airways launched what was at the time the longest flight in the world. This flight from Doha to Auckland leaves daily and covers a distance of 14,536 kilometres. The flight journey is approximately 8 and a half hours.
This year also saw the shortest scheduled A380 flight from Qatar. This service flies from Dubai to Doha, covering a distance of just 379 kilometres and taking 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Hamad International Airport
There is only one commercial airport in Qatar, which is the Hamad International Airport. In 2014, Hamad International Airport replaced the former Doha International Airport to become Qatar’s principal airport. The Doha International Airport is now used as a military airport.
The Hamad International Airport was named as the 50th busiest airport in the world in 2016. That year it served over 37 million passengers. Located in the south of Doha, this airport was opened in April 2014 with a Qatar Airways ceremonial flight landing from Doha International Airport.
In 2019 Hamad International Airport saw an increase in annual passenger traffic by 12.4%, as over 38.8 million passengers used the airport. The airport has two parallel runaways which are located 2 kilometres away from each other. The first runway is thought to be the longest in Western Asia as well as one of the longest in the world.
Bayanat Engineering Qatar has a long history of working in the aviation industry in Qatar. Having completed engineering work at Hamad International Airport, our company is well trusted and our team are experts in areas such as air traffic management and navigation. For more information about our services, contact us today.

Oil and gas industry safety

Oil and gas industry safety
Oil and gas is the lifeblood of the economy in Qatar. In fact, Qatar has the third-largest natural gas reserve in the world and is the number one exporter of natural gas in the world. Roughly 70% of Qatar’s revenue comes from selling and trading its oil and gas resources. In this blog post, we explore the oil and gas industry in Qatar in more detail and analyse the measures put in place to maintain safety in the industry.
The largest oil field in Qatar is the Durkan Field, an on-shore oil field which was first drilled in the late 1930s. Although the Durkan Field is on-shore, the majority of Qatar’s oil production sites are off-shore. In 2017, Qatar reported that there were 25.5 billion barrels of oil within its reserve and claimed they were producing 1.9 million barrels of oil per day. With both on and off-shore sites, the oil and gas industry in Qatar faces unique security risks, just some of which are outlined below…
• Surveillance
Surveillance is required both to ensure employees are safe at all times and to ensure no unauthorised individuals or vehicles are trying to gain access to the oil field.
• Communication
As shown by the 2011 BP oil spill, an accident within an oil field can have fatal consequences. Efficient communication systems are needed within oil fields to maintain employee safety and to ensure potential problems are navigated efficiently and quickly.
• Air traffic management
No planes, boats or cars should be authorised and given access to the oil field unless strictly necessary. Air traffic management solutions, such as radar and sonar will help to identify and mitigate all potential transport issues.
The relationship between the Qatar government and the oil and gas industry
The oil and gas industry within Qatar dominates more than 85% of the country’s export profit and accounts for 60% of its gross domestic product. Although the oil and gas industry has proven to be consistently profitable for Qatar, in 2017 the government decided to diversify its economic portfolio to ensure the country isn’t completely reliant on fossil fuels.
In 2018, The state-owned petroleum country, Qatar Petroleum, merged with the gas operating companies Qatargas and RasGas, streamlining the oil and gas industry within Qatar. This successful merger was estimated to save the country roughly £2 billion Qatari riyals. Now operating solely under the name Qatargas, the company handles over 77 million tonnes of oil and gas annually and predominately sells its products via joint venture arrangements with oil companies around the globe.
Bayanat Engineering and the oil and gas industry
Bayanat Engineering is proud to serve the oil and gas industry in Qatar. We provide innovative and dependable security solutions that help the oil and gas industry operate safely. From installing air traffic management automation systems to help monitor the security of an oil field to providing human body temperature scans to ensure employees on the oil field are healthy, we provide a complete range of oil and gas security solutions.
To learn more about the security solutions Bayanat Engineering can provide in Qatar, do not hesitate to contact us today.

Information communication technologies

Information communication technologies
Bayanat Engineering Qatar is an expert provider of information communication technologies in the aeronautics sector. We have completed a range of projects in many airports, which showcases our expertise in the sector. To learn more about information communication technologies and what Bayanat provides, continue reading.
What are information communication technologies?
Information communication technology, often known as ICT, is used to refer to all communication technologies. This includes wireless networks, the internet, computers, phones, software, social networking, and other media applications. ICT is an essential part of the aerospace industry and is used in airports across the world. Many airlines were early users of ICT, with a history of technological innovation. The internet and wireless networks are used to instantly communicate important information across airports to staff members, ensuring that operations run efficiently.
How does Bayanat Engineering use information communication technologies?
Bayanat Engineering regularly works with ICT to deliver high-quality projects to a range of airports. The team is experienced with structured cabling systems. This system offers a comprehensive telecommunications infrastructure and is a complete system of cabling and other hardware. It is used to provide telephone services and to send data through computer networks. The structured cabling system starts at the point where the service provider ends. This point is the network interface device. Structured cabling systems are essential in airports to ensure they are well connected and communication can be done easily.
We are also experts in data communication hardware. This hardware is used to send digital information between computers and terminals, or between computers and computers. Data communication hardware includes servers and storage.
At Bayanat Engineering, we also install computer network equipment. This equipment is used to split, switch, combine and boost packets of information along with a telecommunication or computer network. It includes routers, switches, hubs, gateways, firewalls, and bridges, which are essential for any ICT system to run efficiently.
Cybersecurity is essential to any airport, and Bayanat Engineering is a specialist in this. Airports handle lots of confidential customer data every day. However, many hackers often attempt to steal this important information, which can be detrimental to the airport. We can install strong cybersecurity systems, protecting any essential data, and keeping it away from prying eyes.
We can also install IP telephony and IP television. IP telephony refers to technologies that use the Internet Protocol’s packet switch connections to exchange fax and voice information. Internet protocol television is a system that uses either public internet, a wide area network, or a private local area network. This can be delivered to an IP enabled TV, PC, or mobile phone. Bayanat engineering also offers cloud-based solutions, information security, and distributed antenna systems for airports across the world.
Bayanat Engineering
Established in 2011, Bayanat Engineering is experts in airport engineering and has completed projects at large international airports such as Hamad and Doha in Qatar. As well as our expertise in information communication technologies, we are also specialists in air traffic management and extra low voltage systems. Our engineering services are used in the aerospace industry, including by military and defense, civil aviation authorities, and air navigation service providers. For more information about our services, get in touch today.

Hamad International Airport

Hamad International Airport, commonly abbreviated to HIA, is the sole international airport in the whole of the state of Qatar. With its headquarters located south of the capital city Doha, HIA has since replaced the state’s previous international airport, which was Doha International Airport.
As it’s the main international airport, HIA has a rich abundance of fun facts attached to its history and present-day operations. We’ve rounded up just a few of our favorites below so you can learn more about this wonderful airport.
The teddy bear centerpiece
Designed by Swiss artist Urs Fischer, one of the most striking features of the HIA duty-free hall is its huge (seven-meter-high!) lamp bear sculpture. This sculpture is made from bronze and weighs a whopping 35,000 pounds – so good luck packing it in your suitcase! The teddy bear was previously exhibited on Park Avenue in New York, before being bought for $6.8m by a member of Qatar’s Royal Family to be displayed at HIA.
Its impressive size
HIA is the 9th biggest airport in the entire world, beating even JFK in terms of its size. The airport sits at an impressive 29 square kilometers, with more than 100 restaurants and shops inside. If that wasn’t enough, HIA also boasts one of the world’s largest and most impressive catering facilities, with a capacity for 90,000 meals a day! All of those meals are needed, considering an estimated 50 million passengers a year will roam the airport’s rooms.
The lampposts
One of the most unique features of HIA is its whopping 1628 lighting poles that ensure the airport is well lit at all times. But that isn’t all – next time you travel down the approach road, take a look at the lampposts that line the road. They all feature laser-cut inscriptions of the Qatari National Anthem on the stainless-steel cladding – as patriotic as it is beautiful!