Qatar will host 2022 FIFA World Cup matches across eight Qatar stadiums, seven of which have been built specifically for the event which takes place every four years, in addition to the renovated Khalifa International Stadium, the largest of which is the stadium Lusail, which hosts the final match.
Here’s a look at the eight Qatar stadiums that will host 64 matches in the first World Cup in the Middle East, between November 20 and December 18, 2022.
Lusail Stadium is the largest stadium in Qatar
Its design was inspired by the interplay of light and shadow that characterizes the traditional Arab lighthouse or lantern, and its structure and facade reflect the intricate inscriptions on food bowls and utensils, and other pieces of art found throughout the Arab and Islamic world during the rise of civilization in the region.
Lusail Stadium will host the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 final.
Its design and construction took into account a range of sustainable practices, including a roof made of an advanced material that helps provide protection from hot winds and dust, and allows sufficient sunlight to grow in the field, while providing shade, thus reducing reliance on cooling technology. Air in the stadium.
It will host 10 matches up to the semi-finals and final.
The city’s name is derived from “Al Wasl”, a rare plant that considers the Lusail area it’s original home. It opened on September 9, 2022, with a match between Zamalek, champions of Egypt, and Al Hilal, champions of Saudi Arabia.
Al Bayt Stadium
The design of Al Bayt Stadium is inspired by Bait Al Shaar or the traditional tent inhabited by the people of the Badia in Qatar and the Gulf region throughout history, who lived as nomads in the deserts of Qatar in search of pasture and water.
It has a capacity of 60,000 spectators and is located at the entrance to Al Khor City, 43 km from the city center. It is considered as one of the biggest Qatar stadiums.
This stadium has set a record on the turf surface. The public park in the surrounding area has been open to the public since February 2020.
It is a stadium equipped with a fully retractable roof and will host 9 matches, including the first for Qatar against Ecuador and the summit of Spain’s Germany in the group stage, up to the semi-finals. The seats at the top of the stands are designed in such a way that they can be dismantled after the World Cup.
Khalifa International Stadium
One of Qatar’s stadiums was loved by Qataris after he witnessed the history of football and athletics in the country. Renovated 12,000 seats to extract the World Cup.
The date of Khalifa Stadium, the first stadium for the World Cup, will be ready on May 19, 2017.
Historical History: Aspire Zone was built in 1976 near Aspetar Hospital in Al Rayyan, 8 matches until the round of 16, in addition to determining the third place.
Hosting events 13 km from the center of Doha for events such as the 2006 Asian Games, the 2011 Asian Cup, the 2019 World Athletics Championships, the 24th Gulf Cup, and the 2019 Club World Cup.
Its roof is surmounted by two arches, symbolizing continuity, and it is connected through a short pedestrian walkway to the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum.
Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium
It was announced that Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium (Al-Rayyan), located in one of the most traditional cities in Qatar, will be ready to host the Emir Cup Final on December 18, 2020, coinciding with National Day.
The 40,000-capacity stadium was built on the outskirts of the desert on the site of a stadium of the same name, 20 km west of central Doha.
Its undulating exterior facade is adorned with symbols representing Qatari culture. The facilities surrounding the stadium reflect the nature of Qatar, taking the form of sand dunes.
The Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium, which has a capacity of 40,000 spectators and is located in the city of Al-Rayyan on the outskirts of the desert, was built on the site of a stadium of the same name, 20 km west of central Doha.
Reflecting the symbol of Qatar’s international connectivity, its construction includes 974 shipping containers and independent steel units, inspired by the maritime and commercial heritage of Qatar. It was to be called Ras Abu Aboud, as it would be in harmony with a port located close to it.
It is the first completely dismantled stadium in the history of the World Cup, with a capacity of 40,000 fans and overlooking the Doha Corniche and skyscrapers in the West Bay area. It can be reached via a metro station, 800 meters away.
It will host 7 matches up to the round of 16 and is located close to Hamad International Airport, 10 km east of central Doha.
It is the only World Cup stadium out of eight that is not equipped with cooling technology.
Al Thumama Stadium
Its design is inspired by the Gahfiya, or traditional head hat was worn by men and children across the Arab world. Designed by Qatari architect Ibrahim Al Jaidah, it will host 8 matches from the group stage to the quarter-finals. It can accommodate forty thousand spectators and is located 13 km south of central Doha.
Its inauguration coincided with the 49th edition of the Emir Cup Final in October 2021.
Al Janoub Stadium
Al Janoub Stadium was built in one of the oldest inhabited neighborhoods of Qatar. It is located in the southern city of Al-Wakra, 23 km from the center of Doha, with a capacity of 40,000 spectators, which will be reduced after the World Cup.
It was designed by the late Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, inspired by the sails of traditional boats, in perpetuating the heritage of the ancient coastal city of Al-Wakra, which was known throughout history as a center for hunting and searching for pearls.
Equipped with innovative cooling technology and a retractable roof.
It will host 7 matches from the group stage to the round of 16.
It was announced on May 16, 2019, when it hosted the Emir Cup final, and Al-Duhail defeated Al-Sadd, and its name was changed from Al-Wakra to Al-Janoub.
Education City Stadium
It depicts a chapter in the rich history of Islamic architecture, as its façade is characterized by triangles that form intertwined geometric motifs such as diamond lines that reflect sunlight, and show a change in their colors whenever the angle from which the sun’s rays appear changes as it rotates in the sky from sunrise to sunset.
The Education City Stadium is located in the heart of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, 12 km from the city center, and it was declared ready in June 2020.
After the World Cup, the stadium, which can accommodate 40,000 spectators, will become the headquarters of the Qatar women’s national team. It will host 8 matches between the group stage and the quarter-finals, and its capacity will be reduced after the World Cup to 20,000 spectators.