Major event destinations during Qatar World Cup 2022

Major event destinations during Qatar World Cup 2022

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

The FIFA World Cup™ 2022, which will take place in Qatar from November 20 through December 18, will feature a wide range of cultural and entertainment experiences for everyone. 

More than 90 unique events are scheduled to be held along with the competition, as part of the nation-wide festival. There will be locations for spectators to watch matches, music festivals, cultural exhibitions, and street performances during the key events. 

Following are the major event destinations during Qatar World Cup 2022:

The Corniche Activations

With spectacular performances, concerts, art, culture, and storytelling, the six-kilometer-long Corniche, which runs from Sheraton Park to the Museum of Islamic Art, will be turned into the nation's international street carnival. 

What to expect: The venue will have 70,000 seating capacity with more than 150 food stands, 4 live stages, and a Bedouin village. Every day at The Corniche, a water and fireworks show dubbed "Welcome to Qatar" will be performed. Qatari composer Wael Binali, the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Qatar 2022 Official Soundtrack will all contribute to the soundtrack. 

The event will comprise of:

  • 1 million+ attendees
  • 150+ food outlets
  • 4 live stages

From November 19 through December 18, 2022, this fan activity will be accessible. The business will be open from noon to late. Fans may use the West Bay Qatar Energy Metro station, Souq Waqif Metro station, and Corniche Metro station. 

Location: Doha Corniche

Date: November 19 - December 18, 2022

Timing: 12 pm onwards

FIFA Fan Festival - Al Bidda Park 

Fans from all around the world converge to the FIFA Fan Festival to share their feelings and appreciate the special atmosphere of the FIFA World Cup 2022. The location of the venue will be halfway between West Bay and the Souq Waqif. It will be accessible on foot along the Corniche as well as by the metro stations Corniche, Al Bidda, and The White Palace.

What to expect: There are several other entertainment highlights during the FIFA Fan Festival. Fans may take advantage of the following in addition to viewing all 64 FIFA World Cup™ matches in an energetic environment: 

  • Prominent international music performers
  • Local musicians performances.
  • A food court 
  • Fans of all ages may participate in interactive physical and digital football game stations as well as special football matches with FIFA Legends.
  • Innovative sponsor initiatives
  • Focused football displays, and a
  • An authorized FIFA Store with World Cup-related merchandise.

Over 100 hours of live music will be performed during the FIFA Fan Festival, and the first three headliners have just been revealed!

  • Julian Marley
  • Miami Band
  • Gims

Location: Al Bidda Park

Date: November 19 - December 18, 2022

Timing: 12 pm onwards

Katara

To represent both Qatari culture and those of its tourists, all Katara buildings and streets will be constantly in motion from November 20 through December 18.

What to expect: With its lively atmosphere and celebrations, Katara will be a great place for football lovers to visit. Katara will have:

  • 300 activities 
  • 51 major events featuring 22 nations 
  • Four categories will be used to group Katara's World Cup activities: festivals, live shows, events, and exhibitions. 

Location: Katara

Date: November 20 - December 18, 2022

Timing: 12 pm onwards

Check out these post for events, shows, festivals and exhibitions taking place at Katara during the FIFA World Cup 2022: 

The Pearl, Qatar 

The Pearl, Qatar will host a range of activities, performances and activations during the FIFA World Cup 2022. This includes the:

  • Medinafest
  • The Pearl fountain
  • Arabia experience
  • Porto beat
  • Beach Centrale
  • Duck Lake and
  • Qarnevale Quartier

What to expect: The Medinafest will include a roaming parade, international street artists and performers and African, Asian, European and American themes. The Pearl fountain will have lively water shows, laser lights, music and fantastic dining venues spread across the venue. Porto beat will consists of DJ performances and glowing structures around the area. 

Location: The Pearl, Qatar

Date: November 20 - December 18, 2022

Timing: 12 pm onwards

Check out this post for more  activations and performances taking place at The Pearl, Qatar during the FIFA World Cup 2022: 

Lusail Boulevard 

From November 20 to December 18, 2022, anybody in Qatar can visit the Lusail Boulevard. 

What to expect: With live music and concerts, street performances, and parades, the Lusail Boulevard will be turned into a bright and colorful attraction at the center of the Lusail City. Tickets for entrance may be required for some site activities. 

The event will include:

  • 60,000 capacity
  • 50+ food outlets
  • 1.3 km boulevard

To get to the fan activation, fans can use the Lusail QNB Metro Station. 

Location: Lusail Boulevard

Date: November 20 - December 18, 2022

Timing: 11 pm - 12 am

Hayya Fan Zone – Lusail Promenade 

The Hayya Fan Zone will feature an open ice skating rink and ice ballet performances.

What to expect: There will also be a multimedia pavilion, live DJs, and performances.

The event will include:

  • mega-screens with a 3,500 capacity 
  • 64 games will be shown 
  • ice skating rink
  • Live DJs, local bands
  • International acts
  • Multimedia pavilion with 3D screen and jumbotron
  • VIP area
  • Great food options

The Hayya Fan Zone is situated near the Lusail Marina Promenade.  To get there, fans may use the Legtaifiya Metro Station which is on the Red Line

Location: Lusail Marina Promenade

Date: November 20 - December 18, 2022

Timing: 12 pm - 1 am

MDLBEAST Presents: Aravia – Al Wakrah 

What to expect: With a capacity of 55,000 dance music enthusiasts, the event will include 56 stunning performers, 160 hours of worldwide shows, and top international artists as well as rising regional stars. Some of artists to be featured are Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Offset, Steve Aoki and Afro Jack.The location will also have stunning and recognizable stages for an immersive experience. 

The event will include:

  • 5,500 capacity
  • 56 acts
  • 160+ hours of shows

For entry to this event, entrance tickets are required. The Al Wakra Metro Station is available for use by attendees of Aravia. 

Location: Al Wakrah

Date: November 21 - December 18, 2022

Timing: 8 pm - 2 am

Arcadia Music Festival – Ras Bu Fontas 

Arcadia Music Festival, will be held at Ras Bu Fontas.

What to expect: It welcomes fans with its A-list lineups from the international stage of techno and house music. The event, which can accommodate 15,000 people, will also feature the recognizable fire-breathing Spider and a lineup of well-known performers and DJs from across the world. 

The event will include:

  • 15,000 capacity
  • Internationally renowned artists and DJs

For entry to this event, entrance tickets are required. To get to this location, visitors can use the Ras Bu Fontas Metro station on the Red Line. 

Location: Ras Bu Fontas

Date: November 19 - December 16, 2022

Timing: 10 am - 5 am

Al Maha Island 

Al Maha Island is prepared to offer exciting activities for families, adding to the celebrations in Lusail City.

What to expect: Along with more than 50 attractions, a theme park will also be built, with a 395-meter-tall rollercoaster. There will also be upscale eateries, bars, and beach clubs. 

The event will include:

  • 14,000 capacity
  • 50+ attractions
  • Ticketed

Off the coast of Marina and Tarfa Lusail is Al Maha Island. Starting on November 1, 2022, it will be operational and able to house 14,000 people. A ticket for admission is required. 

Location: Tarfa Lusail

Date: November 1, 2022 onwards

Timing: 10 am - 5 am

Qetaifan Beach Fest – Qetaifan Island North 

During the Qatar 2022 World Cup, the month-long QetaiFAN Beach Fest will take place at the legendary Qetaifan Island North in Lusail and feature performances by French Montana, CeeLo Green, Alex Sensation, Ryan Castro, Oxlade, and DJ-Twins. 

What to expect: There will be a beachfront festival of "music, football, food, and fun" that is open from 10 am to 4 am. There will be six on-stage performances each day by over ten top-tier international artists as well as numerous off-stage performances throughout the month and daily DJ sessions from 50 top-tier international DJs. More artist announcements are expected soon.

The event will include:

  • International DJs
  • Great food options
  • Off-stage performances

Location: Qetaifan North Island

Date: November 1, 2022 onwards

Timing: 10 am - 4 am

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