The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) together with the Ministry of Culture and Sports (MCS) and Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) are joining forces to launch a 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Fan Zone at the Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Arena this summer.

The Qatar Fan Zone will open this Thursday, 14 June, and will remain open until 15 July. It will be one of the key highlights of the fifth Qatar Summer Festival (QSF), to give people a taste of what to expect when Qatar hosts the next edition of the FIFA World Cup™ in 2022.

The fan zone will screen live matches from the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ while offering visitors family-friendly entertainment, delicious food and numerous football-related activities. The fan zone will also showcase Qatar’s passion for football and give visitors an opportunity to experience the excitement of a FIFA World Cup™, four years before the biggest event is held on these shores.

Sports Tourism Offering  

QSF is part of QTA’s strategy to enrich and diversify the country’s tourism offering, particularly in the area of family and urban entertainment. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of partners in the public and private sector, it has grown since its first edition in 2014 to become the longest-running event in Qatar’s growing calendar of annual festivals and events.

QTA Chief Marketing and Promotion Officer Rashed Al Qurese said that their partnership with the SC and MCS for this fan zone, in advance of the tournament coming to Qatar in 2022, will allow us them to shed a spotlight on the country’s sports tourism offering. He said that this is just one example of the cross-sectoral work they do to create unique and authentic experiences in Qatar.

Built to host the 2015 World Men’s Handball Championship, Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Arena has become a sporting hub in Doha, and is the home of Al Sadd Sports Club. The arena stands out for its dynamic, oval-shaped exterior, and can hold up to 7,700 spectators.

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