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Atlas Obscura Hamad International Airport’s Giant Bear Sculpture

Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha, Qatar, is already garnering plenty of recognition since opening in 2014. The sleek-and-stylish airport was named the fourth-best airport of 2019 according to SkyTrax, the industry litmus test. HIA was named 2019’s best airport servicing between 30-40 million passengers, the best airport in the Middle East, and boasts the best airport staff in the Middle East.

The airport is clean, quiet and luxurious; an oasis among the desert. So the giant yellow teddy bear situated in its heart sticks out even more so.

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