Qatar Duty Free and HMSHost opens Doha’s first Harvest Market restaurant in Hamad International Airport

DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Duty Free, in partnership with HMSHost International, has opened Doha’s very first Harvest Market restaurant, providing travellers with an exciting open-air food market dining experience inside the Middle East’s only five-star terminal, Hamad International Airport (HIA).

Open 24-hours and conveniently located in the main Departures Terminal within HIA, Harvest Market provides travellers with a globally inspired menu using only the freshest ingredients. The menu caters for everyone, with breakfast dishes including a traditional English breakfast, pastry treats from the bakery, and other light options. Travellers looking to re-energise during their journey can refuel with the fresh selection of juices and smoothies available, while dinner can be enjoyed any time with American inspired gourmet burgers, Asian curries and noodles, and Australian steaks served all day.

Senior Vice President Qatar Duty Free, Mr. Luis Gasset, said: “Qatar Duty Free is thrilled to partner with HMSHost International to open Doha and HIA’s very own Harvest Market, providing our 30 million passengers annually the option to enjoy fresh, gourmet, quality dining in an open kitchen style establishment. Providing an array of restaurant choices for our global travellers, as well as the highest quality food and beverages is important to Qatar Duty Free and we are sure that Harvest Market and its excellent menu will be enjoyed by all.”

Harvest Market is the latest restaurant to open in Qatar Duty Free’s portfolio of quality eateries inside the award-winning HIA. The global traveller can enjoy an extensive selection of cuisine from all corners of the globe, with more than 30 restaurants and grab-and-go style establishments strategically placed across the South and North Duty Free Plazas, as well as along Concourses A, B, C, D and E.

Later this year Qatar Duty Free and HMSHost will open three more quality dining options throughout HIA; Burger Federation, a cutting-edge restaurant with a stripped-back interior serving wholesome hamburgers that have been reinvented as contemporary gourmet cuisine; Great Eastern Market, a dynamic multi-cuisine counter service restaurant serving dishes from both the Arabic and Asian cuisine and Spizzico, a quick service bread and pizza bakery serving gourmet pizzas, freshly baked paninis, pastries and salads.

Walter Seib, CEO of HMSHost International added: “This partnership with one of the fastest growing airports in the Gulf, mark a significant milestone in our strategy to increase our footprint in the rapidly expanding and dynamic Middle Eastern marketplace. As an international hospitality leader, HMSHost is always looking for innovative and welcoming food and beverage locations in line with consumer trends. With these new concepts we will surprise and entice passengers with a mix of international favourites and popular local dishes.”

HIA the home of Qatar Duty Free, was recently acknowledged by Skytrax as a five-star terminal, becoming one of only six airports in the world to achieve the prestigious accolade. The Skytrax five-star appointment is the highest possible acknowledgement for an airport within the travel industry.

About Qatar Duty Free:

Qatar Duty Free (QDF) operates the retail experience at Hamad International Airport (HIA), the Middle East’s only five-star awarded airport, in addition to an outlet at Doha Port. The innovative, award-winning duty free operator was recently announced as a global favourite as one of the world’s top five airports for shopping in the 2016 Skytrax World Airport Awards voted for by more than 12.5 million travellers.

QDF is the proud sponsor of Qatar ExxonMobil Men’s Open, Commercial Bank Qatar Masters Golf Championship and Qatar Total Open women’s tennis tournament.

At Hamad International Airport, Qatar Duty Free offers 40,000 square metres of combined retail, food and beverage facilities, establishing the retailer as a premier shopping and dining destination. With more than 70 retail outlets offering an unprecedented selection of designer labels, fashion, electronics, gourmet foods and much more, QDF at Hamad International Airport caters to all tastes and needs. In addition, more than 30 cafes and restaurants offer a sumptuous selection of global and local cuisine.

For further information contact:

Qatar Airways Group
Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 4022 2200
Fax: +974 4022 5350


Harvest Market is the latest restaurant to open in Qatar Duty Free’s portfolio of quality eateries inside the award-winning HIA.


Source: Qatar Airways