Cultural Village Foundation – Katara announced easier access to the village starting this Tuesday, November 15, as part of preparations for the vast number of programmes and activities accompanying the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. The easy access will be in place until 18 December.

The mechanism guide was also announced on Katara’s social media accounts.

Access options

All cars will have access from 8 am to 1 pm while only cars with entry permits to Katara will be allowed to enter from 1 pm onwards. These vehicles include the following categories:

  • Employees and workers at Katara Cultural Village
  • Event participants
  • Delivery cars for restaurants and shops within Katara
  • Taxis and limousines carrying hotel residents in the neighbourhood

Honourable visitors can enter the areas using the parking lots designated for visitors’ cars. These are as follows:

The first area is on the southern side of the village with a 2000-car parking spaces capacity. The second area is near the energy building with a 600-car parking space capacity. Gathering points have also been identified to transport visitors to event areas within Katara using designated golf carts.

The public can also reach the Katara Cultural Village using the Doha Metro. There are two metro stations that connect the public to the cultural district – the Al Qassar Station and the Katara Station.

FIFA World Cup™ activities

The Katara Cultural District Foundation meanwhile continues to put the final touches to preparations to launch its activities accompanying the FIFA World Cup™.

On 19 November, the 12th edition of the Katara Traditional Dhow Festival will start its month-long edition featuring the State of Qatar and eight friendly and brotherly countries – Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the Sultanate of Oman, Iraq, Yemen, India, Turkey and Tanzania.

Katara has prepared a diversified festive programme, comprising approximately 51 main events and 300 sub-events to entertain, regale and immerse visitors with different cultural tastes and expectations in various fields of arts and creativity, reflecting Katara’s constant keenness to be a meeting place for different cultures and people.


Decked up in artistic best, Katara now sports a colourful and vibrant look with flags of 32 FIFA-qualified nations adorning all its streets, corners and promenade. Katara remains one of the most visited places in Qatar and it will continue to be that souvenir place with the picture-perfect Katara Hills on the backdrop.

For more FIFA-related news and updates, visit our special Qatar 2022 page. You can also check out the Marhaba calendar for more events around Qatar. 

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