The FIFA World cup Qatar 2022™ will be the first ever winter FIFA World Cup™ and the first time the tournament has been hosted by a Gulf nation. Kicking off with the opening game featuring hosts Qatar in action at the 60,000 capacity Al Bayt stadium in Al Khor on November 21st 2022, the month long tournament will conclude with the Final being held on December 18, in front of 80,000 fans at the Lusail Stadium.
The unique timing of the event will make the most of perfect footballing conditions in Qatar during the winter months which also makes it a wonderful winter holiday destination. That, combined with the ultra-local nature of the competition – with all stadiums within just a 60 km radius of each other – will ensure that
the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ is a true fan’s tournament.
With 4 Group Matches spanning 11 hours every day, and unrivalled ease of access between accommodation and sporting venues thanks to ultra-modern transport infrastructure, fans will be able to indulge in the festival of football to an unprecedented level. With the opportunity to follow the fortunes of 32 teams playing in 8 beautiful stadiums,
the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ will be an exceptional sporting experience.
Hamad International Airport, able to handle 50 million passengers per year, is located just south of Doha. From there it is a twenty minute drive into the city, where modern. Doha shines brightly with tall architectural masterworks, five-star hotels and luxury apartment buildings. 7 of the 8 extraordinary
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ stadiums will be located within or just outside the Doha city limits.
Doha, is a capital city of contrasts, will offer football fans straightforward travel options from around the city to reach those Qatar 2022™ stadiums, as well as for sightseeing adventures in between games.
Qatar national transport company operates the city’s bus services, taxis
along with standard and VIP limousine services. Existing firms operate several thousand taxis in the city, three new franchises will be added in 2021. Fans based in most districts around the city will be able to reach the
Qatar 2022™ stadiums and official Fan Parks in Doha using a combination metro, bus and taxi as well as taking leisurely tourist sightseeing trips in between games travelling via one or two of these options.
The Red Line runs from what is the separate city of Al Wakrah, immediately south of Doha, through Ras Bu Fontas and Freezone stations. Both terminus stations have stadiums involved in the FIFA World Cup 2022™. Lusail Stadium and the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, the latter, a brand-new venue that will host matches up to and including the Round of 16 during Qatar 2022™.
Be aware that basic Qatari culture is conservative and grounded in Islam.
Be courteous when dealing with the police and other officials.
Stay aware of cultural sensitivities when filming/ photographing people and religious, military or construction sites.
Dress modestly in public places like parks, malls or souq areas frequented by mixed nationalities.
Qatari women wear an abaya with a black head-dress called Shayla, men wear the thobe. Other than on the beach or poolside, expatriate women should cover their shoulders, wear half sleeves and avoid wearing short skirts, while men should not be shirtless.
Alcohol is available at licensed hotel restaurants and bars, it will also be served in the Official Hospitality areas during FIFA World Cup 2022™.
The legal drinking age in Qatar is 21 and requires ID. Never drink alcohol or appear drunk in public places like parks, shopping malls or souq areas, or carry personal alcohol around.
Swearing and making offensive gestures are considered obscene acts. Any form of intimacy in public between men and women (including teenagers) is not allowed.
DVDs and videos may be scrutinised and censored. Note that all luggage is scanned in the Arrivals Hall at Hamad International Airport.