"Flying Man" by Iraqi artist Dia al-Azzawi
The Flying Man, which is two iconic sculptures designed by renowned Iraqi artist Dia al-Azzawi and has been installed in Hamad International Airport’s passenger terminal for passengers to enjoy while flying in and out of the airport. The sculptures are based on the story of Abu Firnas, a historical figure from the Islamic world who was an early pioneer in experimenting with flight. Through these sculptures, al-Azzawi aims to create a monument to celebrate travelling in the modern age. The two tall cylinder sculptures are inspired by the pillars that appeared in Mesopotamia, an ancient region, in the third century B.C.
The two sculptures are located in the Arrivals Meet and Greet Hall, on the East and West ends.