Tourism in Qatar during the time of the FIFA World Cup 2022

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As many fans and officials will be visiting Qatar to attend the FIFA World Cup 2022, we gathered a list that informs about the best tourism in Qatar. After all, you won’t be in one of the richest countries just to attend the World Cup matches. To save up on budgets the country provides the most feasible option such as affordable lodging, or reasonable hotels closer to the stadiums.

In addition to that, Qatar has taken the initiative to mandate a Hayya Card for everyone coming to the country, especially during the FIFA World Cup. Now even that helps the fans cut on their expenses as the fan ID will work as an equivalent to transport or metro cards! However, with such outstanding offers, get your hands on the tickets and enjoy the best of Qatar.

The eight stadium itself provides a fun-filled experience for its fans because of its unique features. Even for the players, the World Cup offers ease. At this time FIFA installed several technological advancements. Such as the AI Tech, the Ball-tracking tech of the Al Rihla, and also the Robot referees. Hence, it will be a World Cup full of adventure and the best iconic goals.

Tourism in Qatar – The ‘must-visit’ places!

The country will surely enjoy the benefits in monetary terms as they expect millions of visitors to be in the country. Apart from that, the opening ceremony at the Al-Bayt Stadium will surely have lots of fans in the crowd waiting for the first-ever kickoff in a middle-eastern country. Now let’s dive into the beauty and ‘must-go-to-places’ when in Qatar.

Winter Wonderland

For the Doha Winter Wonderland, which opens on the sand-covered Al Maha Island in Qatar this year, remember to pack your sunglasses and sunscreen!

Visitors to Doha Winter Wonderland will be able to relax on the beach in mid-20°C temperatures rather than the icy cold temperatures that greet visitors at the world-famous event in London’s Hyde Park.

Additionally, the island will have beaches, a marina club, and a location for gatherings and other events. The upcoming 200,000-square-meter attraction is located close to Lusail City just north of Qatar’s capital. is run by IMG (International Marketing Group), the same organization that oversees Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park each year.

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The Outpost Al Barari – Tourism in Qatar

The Outpost is a stunning resort in the world’s only Inland Sea nature reserve. It is the first of its kind in Qatar and combines eco-awareness, sustainability, and extravagant hospitality.

The location of the desert experience is in Qatar’s Al Wakrah Municipality. It is also located along the Saudi Arabian border in the southeast of the country.

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Qetaifan Island North

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The Qetaifan Island North is the first ‘entertainment island’. The beautiful place will have floating hotels, beach clubs and a water park with 36 rides. It will also include the ‘The Icon Tower’ zone, marking it as the 85-metre high slide. The place is set over 1.3 million square metres along with the island being close to the Lusail Stadium.

Fuwairit Kite Beach (FKB) – Tourism in Qatar

The Fuwairit Kite Beach is a brand new, state-of-the-art beach resort in Fuwairit. It’s a coastal village form about an hour north of Doha. Offering kitesurfing conditions due to its consistent winds, crystal-clear ocean water, and soft sand.

Additionally, the resort is built for a kite surfer’s lifestyle. It provides services of around everything you need on the water and even when you’re not. Other facilities include a fully equipped gym, restaurants, and pool.

West Bay North Beach Project

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The West Bay North beach project is a huge tourism development which is made up right in the heart of Doha. It covers about 40,000 square meters of premium beachfront.

There is both a public and a private beach area. As it will provide three types of beach experiences. Along with multiple ranges of food and beverage options available. The West Bay will have a perfectly relaxing experience for fans after a day at the stadium.

Souq Waqif – Tourism in Qatar

The Souq Waqif is among the country’s oldest markets. This place needs time and energy, so make sure to visit the market on a day when there is no FIFA World Cup tournament. Roaming around the market will help you get in touch with the city’s oldest architect, local people and a lot of stuff on sale.

There you will get to experience the best Arabic food, the country has to offer. Along with local street performances and the best infrastructure. You should also visit the magnificent Fanar Mosque, which is visible from the Souq.

The Pearl Qatar

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After an exciting day at the stadiums while you enjoy the match, spend some time at The Pearl Qatar. If you have plans to enjoy the environment of Qatar, then ‘The Pearl Qatar’ should definitely be in your list.

The luxurious place welcomes tourists who want to enjoy an out-of-the-world experience. As there you can get your hands on the best high-end products. The Pearl also includes expensive yachts which you can rent for a tour.

The Doha Corniche – Tourism in Qatar

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You can see the beautiful urban landscapes while strolling along the Corniche. Including the high-rise buildings, the Museum of Islamic Art, lovely parks with playgrounds, and many luxurious hotels. The traditional wooden sloops could occasionally be seen in the bay.

Locals may advise you against going for a stroll during the day as it might not be that cold and there is not much shade to be found. While taking a walk along the corniche at night would be a very cozy way. One of the most beautiful features of this capital city is the Doha corniche.

Sophie is a sports broadcaster and journalist for VPN Sports. She has been reporting news on football for over a year now.