Qatar Not only is it preparing to host the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup ™, but also a large number of sporting events, the opening of new hotels, tourism projects and important events will mark the 2022 of a country that stands out for its tourism offer and its hospitality .
There are several sports activities to be scheduled on the calendar in the coming months and which will take place in Qatar. Football, tennis, golf and the MotoGP circuit meet in this famous destination to be the meeting point for sports lovers and fans.
Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup ™ (November 21 – December 18, 2022): Soccer fans will be able to enjoy this great sporting event in an environment like no other. And it is that in Qatar you will find a vibrant atmosphere not only in the stadiums, it is also the beautiful hotels and in a culture that shines for its authenticity. In addition, the stadiums are located within a 55-kilometer radius of Doha, making it easy to move from one match to another.
Qatar Ladies Open (February 2022): This professional women’s tennis tournament is a WTA 500 event within the WTA Tour, which was won in previous editions by players like Hingis, Maria Sharapova and, last year’s winner, Petra Kvitová.
Qatar Masters (February 2022) *: Since 1998, it has hosted the Golf European Tour. Qatar has two professional courses, Education City Golf Club and Doha Golf Club, which have already seen players like Ernie Els, Adam Scott, Paul Lawrie and Henrik Stenson lift the trophy.
Qatar Open (March 2022): The annual men’s professional tennis tournament, part of the ATP 250 Tour, will be played outdoors on hard tennis courts. Boris Becker, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are some of the famous players who have won this tournament in past editions.
Qatar Grand Prix (March 4 – 6, 2022): This is one of the most exciting events on the MotoGP agenda and this coming year will take place at the impressive Losail circuit, which already hosted the 2021 Formula 1 Qatar Grand Prix Having hosted the first night MotoGP in 2008, Qatar never disappoints. Among the winners of these races are names like Jorge Lorenzo, Casey Stoner or Valentino Rossi.
Among the many accommodation options already offered by Qatar and its capital, Doha, now there are some new openings that increase and enrich the hotel offer, turning rest into a dream moment:
Qetaifan Island North (Still to be confirmed): Billed as the first “Island of Entertainment” in Qatar, this series of five-star hotels and resorts, beach clubs and a water park will be close to the Lusail Stadium, where the World Cup final will take place. of the FIFA Qatar 2022 ™.
Rosewood Doha (To be confirmed): Housed in two imposing towers inspired by Qatar’s coral reefs, Rosewood Doha and Rosewood Residence Doha will feature a state-of-the-art luxury hotel, spa and gym.
Dream Doha (End 2022) *: Established to be Dream Hotel Group’s flagship property in the Gulf, Dream Doha will feature 266 rooms, eight restaurants, nightlife venues, 35 residential apartments, as well as an impressive swimming pool. All to create a segment-defining hospitality experience.
The island of St. Regis Marsa Arabia (Late 2022) *: Celebrating the rich heritage of oriental culture, the island of St. Regis Marsa Arabia, The Pearl-Qatar, will offer an exceptional oasis with a unique independent location that sets it apart from any other construction in Qatar.
Katara Towers (Late 2022) *: These iconic towers at Lusail are an architectural translation of the Qatari national seal, depicting traditional scimitar swords. The top of each ‘sword’ will house a luxury hotel, Raffles and Fairmont, respectively.
Qatar continues to work on offering its visitors a unique and unparalleled experience. For this reason, in winter, summer and autumn of 2022 new projects will be inaugurated that aim to enrich the tourist offer of this idyllic destination:
Place Vendôme (February 2022): Spanning 1,150,000 square meters, this Parisian-inspired megaproject will feature five luxury hotels, including Le Royal Méridien Doha, a shopping center with 580 stores and entertainment areas with various attractions.
West Bay North Beach Project (August 2022): Six new beaches will open in August of next year with new restaurants, recreational areas, special bike paths and trails designed for people with special needs.
New Cruise Terminal (Fall 2022) *: Qatar is developing a new large cruise terminal in downtown Doha, with quick and easy access to Souq Waqif and the capital’s downtown district.
In a country where there are attractions for all tastes, Qatar will offer in 2022 new events that will not leave anyone indifferent and that are designed to enrich and be part of an unforgettable trip:
Shop Qatar (February 2022): Shop Qatar is an annual event aimed at promoting Qatar’s fashion and leisure sector, as well as showcasing Qatar’s hospitality. It will host various events that will take place throughout the city.
Doha International Book Fair (January 13 – 22, 2022): The motto of this enriching educational event is “Knowledge is Light”, which aims to focus on the journey of exploration and learning in a collaborative environment.
Doha Jewelery and Watches Exhibition (February 22 – 27, 2022): This spectacular event will showcase some of the world’s most precious stones at the Doha Convention and Exhibition Center. It will witness the presentation of the latest luxury brands and the highest level of craftsmanship.
Al Adaid Desert Challenge (February 25, 2022): The challenging Al Adaid Desert Challenge is an extreme sport race for the International Cycling Union. The demanding event consists of 60 kilometers for cyclists and 28 for runners, from Sealine to one of the most impressive natural wonders of Qatar, the Inland Sea or Khor Al Adaid.
Qatar International Food Festival (March 2022): Bringing together the best culinary experiences from around the world, this traditional festival perfectly reflects the cultural richness that Qatar has to offer. Attendees will not be disappointed due to the expert level of the local and international chefs who will be in attendance.
Ajyal Film Festival (November 2022): This annual event is one of the most anticipated film festivals in the region. Celebrate creative connection and promote cultural understanding through film by showcasing regional talent and international independent films.
Doha Winter Wonderland (November 2022): The Doha Winter Wonderland project has been approved and will be available in Qatar for five consecutive years. Located on the island of Al Maha, near the city of Lusail, just north of the Qatari capital, the 200,000-square-meter venue will open its doors ahead of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup ™, providing visitors with a festive experience during your stay.
Other key dates
This Middle Eastern country has much to teach and that is why visiting Qatar cannot ignore these two festivities that allow you to soak up the Qatari culture:
Qatar National Sports Day (February 8, 2022): Every year on the second Tuesday in February, Qatar celebrates National Sports Day to raise public awareness of the need to maintain good health and fitness. During this day, the community organizes a series of free active and sporting events for all ages to participate.
Qatar National Day (December 18, 2022): Qatar National Day is commemorated with a national parade led by government officials on the Corniche and magnificent fireworks displays throughout the city. In addition, locals and expats will parade on the same day in cars decorated with Qatari symbols.