March 26, 2023

World Cup

In 2010, Qatar won the rights to host the world's greatest sporting event, the FIFA 2022 World Cup. Since then, the country has been extremely productive in preparing for the event. Eight new stadiums have been built (seven from scratch and one extensively renovated), alongside new training facilities, a host of sports venues and associated tournament facilities, including state-of-the-art fan zones. And with over a million visitors expected to land on Qatar's shores during the tournament period, new hotels, resorts, apartments and other places to stay have been constructed, as well as a new Metro and light rail system, new highways and byways, new parks, new tourist attractions and sights, and a host of other amenities.

As the tournament start date draws ever closer, footballing playing and game-loving guests and spectators all over the world will be thinking ahead and planning their trip to Qatar. And since this small Arab nation is the first Middle Eastern country to host the tournament, many fans and visitors during this period will be arriving for the first time in Qatar. For residents, the World Cup will also bring many firsts and changes to the norm, especially in light of the numerous changes to the country and the influx of so many visitors. So, in a bid to help everyone navigate the tournament and their time during the event smoothly, from first-timers to the old hands, this section of the website is dedicated to all things World Cup. From getting to know the stadiums, finding accommodation, using public transport, exploring the fan zones, touring the sights and attractions to what's on during the event, tips for avoiding the crowds, where to watch the games if you haven't secured a ticket and more, you'll find an abundance of useful information right here.

Published: June 25, 2022
Last updated: March 26, 2023