Qatar is set to host and cater to the spectacular World Aquatics Championships

The first ever World Aquatics Championships to be held in the Middle East begin in less than 30 days’ time as Qatar prepares to host the flagship event between 2 and 18 February. Around 2,600 athletes from more than 190 countries will travel to Doha to compete in 75 medal events across six aquatic sports, with competitions to take place at the Aspire Dome, Hamad Aquatic Centre and Old Doha Port

In a press conference, The Doha 2024 Local Organising Committee shared the latest plans and progress related to a variety of organisational topics. The General Director of the Local Organising Committee (LOC), Mr Khaleel Ibrahim Al Jaber, and Sheikha Asma bint Thani Al Thani, Director of Marketing, Communications, Opening & Closing Ceremonies Committee have provided the local media with an update on the overall progress. The press conference covered organisational topics such as transportation, security, logistics, ticket sales, venue readiness, volunteers, mascots tours and participant statistics. 


Khaleel Ibrahim Al Jaber highlighted the LOC’s dedication to delivering an unparalleled experience for athletes and spectators. He said, “We are committed to delivering a world-class event and experience for athletes and spectators alike. Preparations continue to run smoothly, and Qatar has proven itself to be a world leader in hosting sports events over the past decade, which is a legacy the World Aquatics Championships – Doha 2024 will continue. By embracing Qatar’s hospitality alongside sporting excellence, our event promises to leave a lasting impact on Qatar and the region.” 

Additionally, Sheikha Asma bint Thani Al Thani said, “This landmark event symbolises a significant milestone in our dedication to promoting sports in the region. As we get closer to hosting Doha 2024, we aim to continue educating and raising awareness about aquatic sports across our local communities. The LOC is also providing an opportunity for passionate individuals to get closer to the action and acquire valuable experiences through volunteering across diverse fields. We anticipate a showcase of unparalleled skill, dedication, cultural unity, and we encourage everyone to join us on our journey to making history.” 

From his side, Husain Al-Musallam, President of World Aquatics, expressed his excitement as Qatar will witness the excellence of this global aquatics championship and the qualification gateway to the Paris 2024 Olympics. 

Furthermore, the 2nd Arab Age Group Aquatics Championships to be held from 10 to 15 January 2024, will act as a crucial test event ahead of the World Aquatics Championships. 

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