It’s not only 32 of the world’s most successful football teams, but millions of football enthusiasts going to Qatar this month.
Many of the most well-known entertainers are also traveling across the Gulf country and the country has announced a series of activities and events to give residents and visitors more than football.
Qatar is expected to make its debut on the world stage later this month, with around five billion people which is more than half of the total population on Earth who are scheduled to watch FIFA World Cup games. The world is watching and Qatar will be determined to perform.
A plethora of leisure and hotel complexes have been constructed over the past 12-year period since Qatar was given hosting rights for 2022’s World Cup. New entertainment facilities, beaches, resorts as well as museums, and restaurants are everything that is part of the overall package.
There are no less than 3 music events that will be running simultaneously while the World Cup is on. The fans will be able to experience the likes of Black Eyed Peas and Armin van Buuren.
Enrique Iglesias played at Doha Golf Club on Friday The same venue is set to play host to Black Eyed Peas.
The Arcadia Festival, with three iconic stages, will draw over 100 international artists and will run from November 19 until the 19th of December, a day that follows that World Cup final.
The festival will feature the fire-breathing 50-tonne Spider and a laser-driven Reactor stage. Daydream Festival, meanwhile, is taking over the renowned Doha Golf Club hosting electronic artists, such as Tiesto, Alesso, ATB as well as Paul van Dyk.
Qatar’s famous Museum of Islamic Art reopened to the public in late August. One of the new openings that will be open to guests in 2022, was the three-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum.
Over 1.2 million people are expected to visit Qatar to enjoy the World Cup. Nearly 2.9 million tickets were sold.
Hotel rooms, apartments and villas, desert camps fan villages, and even cabins on cruise ships that are moored are available to football fans visiting Qatar. A few fans prefer for staying in UAE, Oman, and Iran traveling via “shuttle” flights to watch soccer before returning without spending overnight in Qatar.
Qatar has reported an increase in international tourists that is currently at a record-high five years in the making and 151,000 tourists turned into the country in just September. The arrivals of the other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations accounted for 44 percent of all international visitors, with the most notable being Saudi Arabia which accounted for more than 30 percent of the total numbers, according to Qatar Tourism Authority. Qatar Tourism Authority.
Qatar 2022 host organizers, announced “Qatar will host a vast array of cultural and entertainment options for the whole family” during the World Cup.
“The countrywide festival will include more than 90 special events set to take place on the sidelines of the tournament … the major events will feature match viewing areas, music festivals, cultural displays, and street performances,” the report said.
In Doha, the capital city Doha The Corniche has been open to pedestrians since November 1st The six-kilometer (3.7 miles) stretch of road along the lake “will have a carnival atmosphere featuring roving performances, cultural activities, food and beverage stalls, and retail outlets”.
With the figures in mind, Qatar is expected to employ hundreds of thousands of security personnel in order to make sure a smooth World Cup.
The host nation has reached numerous agreements of security cooperation with a variety of nations which include Morocco, Pakistan, the United Kingdom, Turkey, and NATO.