The FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019 trophy arrived at Doha Port this week as part of the promotion for the upcoming tournament, which Qatar is hosting for the first time between 11 and 21 December.

Costa Diadema and Mein Schiff 5 at Doha PortCruise visitors watching the FIFA CWC TrophyMore than 8,000 passengers arriving on board megaships Costa Diadema and Mein Schiff 5 had a chance to view the trophy and take photos with it at the start of their visit to Doha. The trophy visited Doha Port as part of a tour organised by the Local Organising Committee. The tour started in November from Souq Waqif and will continue until the tournament kicks off, making stops at various other landmarks – including foreign embassies, Darb Al Sai and a number of stadia.

Costa Diadema docked at Doha Port for the second of 16 turnaround calls that the dream-class cruise liner will be making during the 2019-20 Season. Meanwhile Mein Schiff 5 arrived for the fourth of ten scheduled visits this season. This is the first of seven times the two ships arrive on the same day this season.

Qatar is hosting several major sporting, entertainment, and musical events this December, with the Arabian Gulf Cup concluding on 8 December and the FIFA Club World Cup starting soon after on 11 December. Other exciting events this month include the first Hot Air Balloon Festival, a series of concerts featuring Arab and international stars such as Cheb Khaled, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, and Maluma.

Follow these links for updates and more details on this month’s exciting event line up: