Google Street View adds its first MENA airport

June 7, 2016 12:04 pm

The iconic bear lamp at Hamad International Airport. (Image supplied)

Hamad International Airport in Doha, the capital of Qatar, has become the first airport in the MENA region to be available on Google Street View, after the technology giant launched a 360-degree view of the location on Google Maps.


“The Google Street View team continues to go to amazing places around the world, because we know our users love to see and experience these locations online. From Urs Fischer’s Lamp Bear sculpture to the international brands that line Hamad International Airport’s duty free, travellers around the world now have the airport’s boarding gates, lounges and much more at their fingertips,” said Ulf Spitzer, head of Street View.


Available on both mobile and desktop, anyone with a Smart device can now view the iconic 23-foot sculpture as well as other corners of the 600,000 square-metre building.


Google Street View, launched in 2007, allows users to explore iconic locations in thousands of cities around the world.


Other airports available on Google Street View include: Dublin Airport in Ireland, Canberra Airport in Australia, Tokyo International Airport in Japan, Alicante Airport in Spain and Linate Airport in Milan, Italy, among others.


Other international and regional locations on Street View include: Sydney Opera House in Australia, Taj Mahal in India, Petra in Jordan and the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, among hundreds of others.


AMEinfo Staff
By AMEinfo Staff
AMEinfo staff members report business news and views from across the Middle East and North Africa region, and analyse global events impacting the region today.