Clear your schedule and get ready for the list of exciting entertainment options at the upcoming World Cup.
With the long-awaited World Cup less than 100 days away, the Gulf nation offers a plethora of entertainment options to keep fans on their toes off the pitch.
“Fans around the world should expect an amazing experience when they arrive in Qatar for the biggest mega-event ever in our country and region,” said Khalid Al Mawlawi, Deputy Managing Director, Marketing, Communications and Event Experience, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy.
“Through close collaboration with our many stakeholders, we will provide a variety of entertainment activities for locals and visitors alike, as we aim to deliver the most exciting edition of the FIFA World Cup in the world. story.”
More than 90 special activities are planned as part of the national festival, which will coincide with the world football tournament. The country provides several places for spectators to watch matches, enjoy music festivals, cultural exhibitions as well as street performances.
With a view of the skyscrapers of Doha
The Corniche, a 6km strip of land running from the Sheraton Hotel to the grounds of the Museum of Islamic Art, will serve as the focal point of entertainment during the FIFA World Cup. It will include live performances, cultural events, food stalls as well as shops.
At its busiest, the Corniche will be accessible to more than 120,000 people.
On the other hand, all areas surrounding the eight stadiums will offer a variety of exciting activities for all fans attending the matches.
According to organizers, more than 6,000 performances will take place in more than 21 venues as part of the last mile cultural activation. Visual arts, crafts, heritage, fashion, design, performance art, music and film screenings will be among the special attractions.
The famous FIFA Fan Festival
Al Bidda Park will also host the FIFA Fan Festival, which kicks off on November 29 and can accommodate up to 40,000 guests. The park will broadcast every game live and feature live entertainment, food outlets and cultural activities.
In addition, the industrial zone and Al Khor will host fan zones. However, more information regarding activities and capacity will be announced soon.
Fancy a ride?
Scheduled to be Qatar’s premier tourist spot when the World Cup kicks off, Al Maha Lusail Island will feature 50 rides, including 10 thrill rides with 395 roller coasters, 25 family rides with a giant Ferris wheel 150 feet, and 15 rides for children.
Visitors can take part in rides in the Lusail Winter Wonderland theme park and other activities like ice skating and circus performances.
Nammos – one of the most elite beach clubs in the world – will also be available on the same island, topped with five-star restaurants and cuisines.
Al Maha Island Lusail will also feature a variety of concerts and acts for all ages.
Calling all music lovers!
As promised, there will be something for everyone.
During the competition, music lovers will attend one of the best dance and music festivals in the country, held near the Ras Bu Fontas metro station.
Some 5,000 people are expected to attend the musical event organized by MDLBEAST in Al Wakrah.
The 974 Beach Club, a popular tourist destination near 974 Stadium, will also offer entertainment, activities, food and beverages for up to 10,000 visitors. Retail stores will also be scattered around the beach club for a quick shopping spree.
In addition, Lusail Boulevard, which is close to the stadium hosting the FIFA World Cup final, will offer daily street performances for some 50,000 spectators.
The country’s top tourist attractions, including museums, Souq Waqif, Katara Cultural Village and downtown Msheireb in Doha, will also host a variety of cultural and entertainment events for fans.