Living Next to a Stadium, a World Cup Dream or a Nightmare?
The Middle East's first football World Cup is only months away. Despite the pandemic, Qatar exceptionally managed to prepare itself for the visitors and the event. The most prominent and ambitious projects for the world cup were the innovative stadiums. All of the FIFA World Cup stadiums in Qatar are unique. From their state of art architectural designs to their humongous capacity and top-notch high-tech facilities, everything about them is captivating and will be an unforgettable experience for both players and spectators alike.
Qatar has prepared eight stadiums that will host the exciting World Cup matches. Every popular city of Qatar has the FIFA World Cup Stadium. The capital of Qatar, Doha, housed three of the FIFA World Cup Stadiums and the majority of the population of Qatar live in Doha. So what is it really like living near a FIFA World Cup Stadium? Our focus is on the Al Thumama Stadium in the area of Al Thumama in Doha.
The 40,000-seater, Al Thumama Stadium was inaugurated for the 49th Amir Cup Final on Friday 22 October 2021. The Amir Cup is very close to the heart of all Qataris, and there couldn't have been another occasion to inaugurate a stadium that deeply represents the local culture in its structure. The stadium has a prominent circular structure that is basically the life-size form of the gahfiya – a traditional woven cap adorned by men all across the Middle East for centuries. It is a beloved part of Arab family culture that symbolizes dignity and independence.
Located 12km south of Doha's eye-catching skyline, Al Thumama Stadium will host FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 matches up to and including the quarter-finals. Al Thumama stands perfectly between the areas of Al Thumama and Nuaija so the surrounding of the stadium pretty much consists of these two residential areas. The residents of Al Thumama area and the surrounding areas, witnessed the making of the grand stadium and the surrounding facilities come to life. Now, with the world cup just months away, the residents are also ready to welcome the event.
Living near a stadium, hosting the FIFA World Cup matches, would definitely be something you would happily tell people about in the future. Apart from the increase in traffic and a rush of people in your neighborhood, the celebratory atmosphere will be the best thing to experience. During the match days, your surroundings will be filled with enthusiastic fans chanting and cheering for the teams they support. There will be food stalls, musical events, and a chance to see people of different nationalities supporting their countries. Even if you are not attending the match at the stadium, you might get to see the match on the large screens outside the stadium in the fan zones and experience the amazing roar of crowds from inside the stadium.
Al Thumama is one of Doha’s new districts with a well-planned layout and it has grown at a fast rate. It is primarily a residential district, with a huge number of stand-alone villas and villa compounds. Similarly the neighboring district, Al Nuaija also housed a number of stand-alone villas where many of the residents and locals live. The residential properties are beautifully structured, the streets are well defined and the area proves itself to be the best for families. There are a number of international and local schools in the area, click here to view the list.
Al Thumama is also home to many green parks, one of which is the Kahramaa Awareness park which is still not open to the public. It is a green facility designed with a number of elements to keep low use of energy. There is also another amazing park, Al Thumama Park, with well-kept play areas that children will definitely enjoy. Notable malls like the B Square Mall and The Mall with multiple grocery stores like the Lulu Hypermarket, Ansar Gallery, and Al Meera are in the area. Two metro stations, Free Zone Metro station and Oqba Bin Nafae (Redline) are at a 5-minute distance. If you wish to view properties in Al Thumama, click here.
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