Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism Reveal the thrilling entertainment projects taking place during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. With the countdown to hosting the world’s largest football event advancing, Qatar Airways Group and Qatar Tourism unveil major events to provide football fans with world-class entertainment including Qatar Live – which hosts more than 60 international artists throughout the World Cup. The conference displayed synergy between travel and tourism as Qatar Airways revealed over ten projects developed with partners including Qatar Tourism, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy and Qatari Diar. The airline announced the development of beach clubs, fan zones and theme parks, in addition to hosting Qatar Live, Daydream Music Festival, Lusail Boulevard brand activation, Qatar Airways Sky House, Winter Wonderland and the naming ceremony for the MSC World Europa cruise ship.
Qatar Airways group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker was joined by FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 chief executive officer, Nasser Al Khater and MATAR chief operations officer, Eng. Badr Al Meer.
Akbar Al Baker, said: “Today we see the breadth of what can be accomplished when aviation and tourism work together. We are very proud to announce a wide range of world-class live entertainment coming to Qatar to celebrate the most exciting tournament that will take place in the Middle East. We look forward to our locals and tourists alike having the best of the entertainment industry readily available for their enjoyment.”
Nasser Al Khater, said: “Qatar is ready to welcome the world and host a unique edition of the FIFA World Cup – the first to take place in the Middle East and Arab world. Fans can expect top-class international football and a vast array of entertainment options. The live acts announced today by Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism are sure to excite fans from everywhere as they prepare to descend on our country for an unforgettable festival of football, fun and entertainment.”
Chief Operating Officer at MATAR, Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, said, “MATAR is ready for the much anticipated FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and we look forward to welcoming fans for the mega event. We are introducing exciting activations at Hamad International Airport and Doha International Airport, which will embody the spirit of football and make this truly a once in a lifetime experience.”
Fans visiting the peninsula can spend time on newly developed beaches. Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism recently inaugurated the family friendly B12 Beach Club with Ayla Oasis Development, which offers a range of activities, exceptional dining options, premium services, and live family entertainment.
Fuwairit Kite Beach Resort
Situated on pristine coastline next to a natural lagoon, the resort offers kite surfers an ideal setting to practice their sport..
Qatar Live, a series of concerts will engage audiences with performances from Enrique Iglesias, Black Eyed Peas, Maroon 5, Post Malone, J Balvin and Robbie Williams. Alongside these world-renowned artists, Qatar Live will bring back the Daydream festival with this year’s new stage the Magic Lantern. Daydream Qatar 2022 will be headlining the biggest DJ line up seen in the Middle East, with Alesso, Alok, Armin Van Buren, DVLM, John Newmam, Major Lazer, Tiesto, & Tinny Trumpet, with many more global artists to be announced ahead of the tournament. Additionally, the airline and its partners will schedule family theatre circus musical performances including The Enchanted Prince, and Pinocchio. The Qatar Live series has been organised by the international event management company Alchemy Project.
On 13 November, Qatar Airways welcomes invited guests to attend the naming ceremony for MSC Cruises’ largest ship, the MSC World Europa. The ship will be docked at the Grand Terminal in the Doha Port throughout the duration of the FIFA World Cup, acting as a floating hotels.
Qatar Airways Stadium Activation
Football fans will also have the opportunity to visit the Qatar Airways Booth in each of the iconic stadiums and in the scenic Corniche, where they can take part in the events by visiting the fan zones before or after their respective matches or when sightseeing the 7-kilometer promenade. Each booth will include virtual football games starring Neymar, face painting, giveaways and more.
Passenger Overflow Area
Qatar Airways will be providing dedicated Passenger Overflow spaces outside of Hamad International Airport and Doha International Airport, at no cost, where football festivities and live entertainment can be enjoyed while also providing storage space for luggage and carry-ons. This space will give fans the opportunity to continue to enjoy the celebrations as they wait to enter the airport where they can experience Hamad International Airport’s new tranquil and nature inspired terminal.
In partnership with Qatari Diar, Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism will officially inaugurate the Darb Lusail Festival from 03 – 05 November, located in the Lusail Boulevard. The three-day festivities will represent the Middle East, Southern Asia and North Africa with headline talents, drone light shows, and artistic performances.
Additionally, Qatar Airways has recently announced that it will be the Official Airline Partner and the Presenting Partner of Lusail Winter Wonderland, an original world-class entertainment and leisure destination in Qatar that will deliver unforgettable experiences to fun seekers.