The Qur’anic Botanic Garden (QBG) is hosting a programme of entertaining and educational activities to celebrate and leverage the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ to promote environmental protection and sustainable development in line with Qatar National Vision 2030. QBG is part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU).

Activity highlights include

  • Environmental exhibition at the Botanic Museum in Education City
  • A 3D hologram animation and an interactive experience with the QBG Robot Guide
  • Introductory tours of the Garden led by specialists and volunteers
  • The chance to practice football at the children’s play zone

QBG’s main walkway will be decorated to reflect the relationship between the FIFA World Cup™, sustainability and nature conservation.

According to QBG Director Fatima Al-Khulaifi, they are excited to participate in the World Cup celebrations through activities that inspire enthusiasm and passion for football, spread awareness about their role in preserving plants and promote sustainability and its impact on the world.

She said that the activities will also enable them to convey to visitors, in unconventional and unique ways, the teachings of Islam that urge the protection of resources for the sake of current and future generations.

Plants, robots and garden tours

Using hologram technology, QBG has designed 3D visuals to explain the meanings of verses from the Qur’an, to provide an exceptional ambience and the best audio-visual experience. QBG will showcase the story of plants inspired by the World Cup to reflect the purpose behind Islam’s call for preserving plants as the basis of life.

The Holy Qur’an, using 3D hologram technology, will give visitors the opportunity to reflect on the blessings that God bestow. Agricultural equipment and materials will also be on display.

On the QBG Robot Guide, Events and Social Media Officer Abdul Rahman Al Hammadi said that the Arabic-English speaking robot will represent one of the most attractive features of the exhibition for children. It will guide visitors and share information about plants and the Botanic Museum.

The QBG introductory tours, meanwhile, will be led by a team of specialists and volunteers to explore the unique sensory gardens – Water, Desert, Sound, Vines, and Children’s gardens. The tours will feature information on the various types of plants mentioned in the Holy Qur’an and how they were used in the Prophet’s era.

Alongside the exhibition is a children’s playground. The garden’s main walkway will be decorated with football-shaped pots, leading to a special football-themed entertainment area for younger visitors. The exhibition will be open daily throughout the tournament.

For more information on the QBG Tour, and for more details about their various activities during the World Cup, visit qbg.org.qa. For more FIFA-related news and updates, visit our special Qatar 2022 page.  


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