Financial terms have not been released but the deal, signed during Bayern’s recent winter training camp in Qatar, is likely to be worth a seven-figure sum annually.
Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, whose leaderhip of the European Club Association is becoming increasingly controversial in all the circumstances, said: “I am pleased to welcome Doha airport as a sponsor from the tourism industry. This partnership is a further step in our international strategy.”
Rummenigge added that the two parties “will together promote social projects and a dialogue over critical socio-political issues.”
Doha Airport, which opened in 2014, processes 30m passengers a year, making it one of the Middle East’s primary transport hubs but Qatar remains under fire for its human rights record, treatment of migrant workers and the slow pace of change.