With just days to go until the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) begins in Doha on 3 December 2014, the Arabian seahorse and official mascot of the Championships, Bahoor, will be out and about in Doha to spread the excitement across the community.

You can catch Bahoor on Thursday 27 November 2014 at 5 pm at Virgin Megastore at Villaggio Mall.

As well as posing for photos with fans, Bahoor will be giving away exclusive FINA World Swimming Championships merchandise to lucky fans who come wearing the national colours of their favourite swimmer.

A perfect choice of mascot for the flagship event in Doha, the sea-creature calls the crystal waters of Qatar’s coastline its home where it elegantly yet powerfully glides through the water.

The 12th FINA World Swimming Championships will bring together the world’s best swimmers – Olympic legends, World Record holders and World Champions – to compete for glory over five days. Held at Hamad Aquatic Centre from 3 to 7 December 2014, morning heats start at 9:30 am and the fast-action finals takings place at 6 pm. Fans can purchase tickets at Virgin Megastores or online, starting at QR10.

For more information, visit the website of FINA World Swimming Championships.