Qatar Airways delivered a special fly-by above all eight FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ stadiums with the iconic Winner’s Trophy and a special FIFA legend on board, as part of the day-long festivities to mark one year until the much-awaited tournament. Qatar Airways is FIFA’s Official Airline.  

The special Boeing 777 aircraft, painted with bespoke FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ livery took centre stage, carrying the Winner’s Trophy. Cafu, one of the most-capped players in Brazil’s history, a FIFA World Cup™ winner in 1994 and 2002 and a Qatar Legacy Ambassador, was there to witness the fly-by and share the excitement of the countdown to the iconic event.

Qatar Airways with Winners Trophy 1

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, HE Akbar Al Baker, said Qatar is ready to welcome fans from across the globe to its shores for this exciting, world-class event.

As the World’s Best Airline, we are eagerly anticipating the arrival of travelling fans on board as we expect amazing things from the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.

With just one year to go until the big event, he said that the upcoming FIFA Arab Cup™ is the perfect showpiece tournament for both the State of Qatar and the airline to display their readiness.

This global occasion represents what it means for us to be the Official Airline and Official Partner of FIFA, while seamlessly connecting people from around the world to our nation.

Special travel packages for fans

With only 365 days until the much-anticipated event, Privilege Club, the Official Frequent Flyer Programme of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ is giving its valued members 3,650 bonus Qmiles for every booking made between 21 to 23 November 2021. With return flights becoming available for this world-class tournament on 10 December 2021, members are encouraged to stay tuned for a one-day unmatched Privilege Club member exclusive. More details here.

In September 2021, Qatar Airways Holidays launched its special fan travel packages, inclusive of match tickets, return flights and accommodation options. Fans can now guarantee their match tickets to support their favourite team during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ by visiting this special page.

Additionally, with the Arab Cup Qatar 2021™ set to take place from 30 November to 18 December, Qatar Airways Holidays also launched custom-made travel packages for the region’s showpiece tournament, welcoming global football fans to enjoy the finest hospitality and follow their favourite team in person.

FIFA Arab Cup™

As the first pan-Arab international tournament to be held under the FIFA umbrella, the FIFA Arab Cup™ will offer travellers a glimpse into the spirit of Qatar and the world-class stadiums set to host the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. Stadiums hosting the FIFA Arab Cup™ include Al Bayt Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Stadium 974 (formerly Ras Abu Aboud Stadium), Education City Stadium and Al Janoub Stadium.

A detailed schedule of all matches and stadiums can be found online at

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