Hamad International Airport is less than 10 kilometers away, and this locality is well connected to the town centre.
Many supermarkets and grocery shops like The Shoprite store on Al Matar Street, Lulu Hypermarket, Family Food Centre and the Al Meera shopping mall service the area.
Airport Health Care is one of the more popular clinics in the Old Airport area. Magrabi Eye, Ear and Dental centre, as the name suggests, has specialist ENT and Dentistry departments, although they do have other departments too. Al Emadi Hospital is another well-known hospital in the area.
In terms of schools, there are many schools that offer education under various curriculum- there is Bhavan’s Public School, which is affiliated to the CBSE board of the Indian Education system. The American academy offers American curriculum. Al Hamad International Developed School as well as Newton Secondary School have classes from kindergarten till Secondary.
A new British school, King’s College, an off-shoot of King’s College Taunton in the UK’s south-west, will begin operations just off E-ring road in Old Airport in the later part of 2017.