Members of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) conducted a series of majlis visits in the Al Thumama area. Throughout the Arab world, the majlis is a part of the home, usually detached, where guests are welcome.

During these visits, the SC team discussed plans related to the inauguration of the Al Thumama Stadium, which will take place on 22 October when it hosts the Amir Cup Final between Al Rayyan and Al Sadd. The SC delegation was led by Chief of Tournament Experience Khalid Al Mawlawi and Competitions Venues Executive Director Engineer Jassim Telafet.


During the visits, operational plans related to the stadium’s inauguration, including temporary traffic disruptions, were discussed. The 40,000-capacity venue is the sixth FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ stadium to be launched after Khalifa International, Al Janoub, Education City, Ahmad Bin Ali and Al Bayt.

Al Mawlawi said that with just over a year to go until Qatar 2022, community engagement remains at the heart of their work at SC.

Only by ensuring that the people of Qatar, and the different communities that reside here, are a part of this great journey, can we deliver a successful tournament.

For Al Thumama residents, he said that having a stadium designed to honour the gahfiya, a piece of clothing they will have worn throughout their lives, adds even more cultural significance to the stadium, a legacy which they will be sure to revel in long after the World Cup.

SC’s Stakeholder Relations Senior Manager Khaled Al Suwaidi said that being in touch with local majlises has been a pivotal element of World Cup preparations, starting from the construction of tournament venues to the hosting of milestone events, such as the Amir Cup and other tournaments.

We are always keen to consult the Qatari community, particularly with regards to events taking place in their neighbourhoods. Based on the feedback we receive, we then coordinate with the relevant authorities to ensure that all of our tournament preparations are in the interests of the public.

Members of the Al Thumama community praised the SC for facilitating the majlis visits, saying the sessions were fruitful and informative, and that event organisers made sure that disruptions to the neighbourhood remain at a minimum in the build-up to the event.

The Amir Cup Final between Al Rayyan and Al Sadd will take place on Friday, 22 October. The inauguration ceremony will begin at 6:30 pm. Those wishing to attend must apply for a mandatory Fan ID through this link.

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