The 2022 FIFA World Cup is less than ten days away from its first whistle of the clash between the host nation Qatar and fellow Group A mate Ecuador at the Al Bayt Stadium. Many countries have also publicly announced their squad that will be travelling to compete against each other for the highest honour of team football, elevating the spirit of spectators as days pass. Fans are expecting extraordinary vibes for the World Cup since the 2022 edition will be the first to be held in a Middle-East State, the first during the winter season as well as the first World Cup in the new norm.
Of course, sensational infrastructures, stadiums and accommodations in Qatar have already been enacted to welcome fans all across the world to its oil-rich region. Whether you are a football fan or purely someone who loves to be around with people and enjoys the atmosphere that such a big occasion can shower you with, Qatar is a fascinating place to visit, before, during and after the World Cup. Nonetheless, if you are heading for Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, make sure you grab the chance to visit these places too!
Oh yes, if you are visiting Qatar this winter, you will have lots of delicacies from various cuisines in store for you! Why? It is simply because Qatar is a huge hub for countless restaurants! You could be craving for Qatar’s traditional Arabian food and beverage or even things from your country during your trip to the Middle-East State and such an appetite will be satisfied through places such as the West Bay’s city centre or Souq Waqif.
Malls and Museums
Whether you are a child, an adult male or woman, shopping is the thing for everyone! As soon as you arrive in Qatar, you will be spoilt with the shopping paradise the state offers! “Shop till you drop” is not only a common phrase when shopping in Qatar, you are bound to check out some hidden gems in the country!
Apart from shopping malls, Qatar has various museums that are tailored to meet the demands of artistry fanatics, including the National Museum of Qatar that will offer you the rich history about the 2022 FIFA World Cup host nation and its changes over the past years as well as the museum of Islamic Arts that hosts gorgeous artworks from the Middle-East region.
Katara Cultural Village
One place must be on your checklist should you be going to Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup: The Katara Cultural Village. It is a waterfront area that comes with an amphitheatre called the Katara Amphitheatre which was constructed based on the classical Greek theatre concept as well as the Islamic flavour that the country’s history is built on.
There you have it, folks! We are sure that you will get more than what have been stated here when you are in Qatar! Until then, remember to pack ready for the trip to the biggest sports event on Earth!
(Photo Credits: The World Economic Forum)