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Qatar Tourism showcases new attractions in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022!
The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is behind the door. For that, Qatar Tourism has announced new tourist destinations, accommodation options, and resorts offered to visitors during the competition. With Qatar aiming to receive six million tourists annually by 2030, this fantastic year of progress marks a significant turning point in the country's rise as a tourist destination.
West Walk is the newest urban lifestyle neighborhood in Doha, situated in the center of Al Waab. The area, slated to open by the end of the year, combines residential, retail, and entertainment spaces to offer the ideal live-work-play experience. It is designed to meet the needs of modern living. Another element of West Walk is a unique pedestrian promenade with cutting-edge outdoor cooling equipment.
Al Maha Island,
It is scheduled to open soon and will include six upscale restaurants, including Zuma, LPM, Billionaire, and Carbone, as well as a variety of cafes and attractions. Al Maha Drive, a memorable driveway experience exclusively accessible by supercars and vintage vehicles, is another island gem.
Qetaifan Island North
The island of Qetaifan North, designed as an amusement center, will have luxurious hotels, beach clubs, gardens, pedestrian-friendly streets, unique neighborhoods, and a waterpark with 36 rides scheduled to open in 2023. Visitors will feel an adrenaline rush at the waterpark's "The Icon Tower" zone, which has an 85-meter-high slide that will eventually break the world record. Before the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Qetaifan Island North will launch.
The open-air, climate-controlled walkway in the center of Lusail, which offers a wide range of experiences, is composed to become the Middle East's version of the Champs-Élysées. It is a vibrant and diverse shopping, business, and residential neighborhood. To prepare for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Lusail Boulevard will debut with a three-day family-friendly festival from November 3–5, 2022, featuring headlining performances, shows, and DJs. The Qatar-MENASA 2022 Year of Culture will emphasize each night of the event, including free concerts by musicians Abdulaziz Louis and Joseph Attieh on November 3. Then on November 4, there will be a Lusail stadium takeover as part of the festival festivities. On November 17, a stunning South Asian night at Lusail Boulevard with world-famous performers like Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and singer Sunidhi Chauhan will wrap up the festival.
Corinthia Yacht Club
The architecture of this magnificent structure, which is situated on the sparkling seas of Porto Arabia in The Pearl-Qatar, is intended to resemble the billowing sails of traditional Qatari dhows. By invitation only, yacht owners and locals will be granted privileged membership to the private club, expected to launch before the end of 2022.
Lusail Winter Wonderland
Visitors to Lusail Winter Wonderland can enjoy festive games, rides, live entertainment, delicious food, and relaxation on the beach in the sunshine. This contrasts with the icy conditions that welcome visitors at the well-known London Hyde Park venue. Beginning in November 2022, Lusail Winter Wonderland will open, bringing the wonder of winter to the Middle East.
Beaches & beach clubs
Makani Beach Club
The lively seafront lounge at The Four Seasons Hotel Doha, which also just launched in October, offers Southern Mediterranean elegance in a laid-back setting with astonishing views of the Arabian Gulf. Light refreshments and DJ entertainment are available to club patrons.
974 Beach Club
This beach club near the famous 974 Stadium will offer a five-star beachside experience with private bungalows, water sports, beach activities, classy shops, food and drink kiosks, a big screen, live DJ performances, and other cultural events.
La Mar Beach Club
This exclusive beach club of the InterContinental Doha Beach & Spa was just installed in October and offered extraordinary views of the West Bay skyline. In addition to stylish cabanas, sunbeds, and private loungers, guests may enjoy a new take on the famous La Mar restaurant cuisine while taking a swim in the clear waters.
Arts & Culture
Museum of Islamic Art (reopening)
On October 5, 2022, the famed Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) of Qatar reopened to the public after a year-long renovation of its buildings. The museum will be able to display its iconic exhibits like never before, thanks to the reimagining of its permanent collection, which includes over 1,000 items. The new galleries at MIA feature interactive elements and experiences for families with young children.
The renowned Parisian department store Printemps will sell over 600 brands, 200 exclusive to Qatar when it opens for business for the first time outside France. The legendary Maisons, including Balmain, Pinel et Pinel, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Valentino, and more, will all be housed under one roof at Printemps, the only department store in Qatar to do so. Over the next few weeks, Printemps will open its doors in Doha Oasis, aiming to become the most significant luxury department store in the area.
Hotels and resorts
The Ned Doha
The Ned, one of the classiest hotels and private members' clubs in London and New York, will open in Doha in November. The Ned Doha, housed inside the former Ministry of Interior building on the Doha Corniche, will have 12 suites, 90 guestrooms, seven restaurants, a spa, a gym, and a 30-meter outdoor pool.
Rixos Gulf Hotel Doha
The historic Gulf Hotel was there from 1973 until its acquisition by Rixos Gulf Hotel Doha. The area has a distinguished past. This new all-inclusive endeavor by Rixos Hotels, in collaboration with Accor and Katara Hospitality, will feature 350 rooms and suites as well as seven eating establishments. The structure has undergone a significant renovation to make place for it.
Katara Hills LXR Hotels
Fifteen luxurious villas will provide a private and relaxing getaway from the city in Katara Hills' lush haven inspired by Scandinavian architectural style and built with eco-friendly materials, was scheduled to launch in November.
The Outpost Al Barari
The Outpost Al Barari is the first place of its sort in Qatar and is surrounded by towering dunes and arid wildness. It is located in the gorgeous Inland Sea nature reserve. The resort features 21 luxurious gatehouses with private pools that blend eco-awareness, sustainability, and superb service.
DoubleTree by Hilton Doha Downtown
This hotel, which opened in October and has more than 250 roomy serviced apartments, is only ten minutes from the city's center and is close to several of Qatar's most well-known attractions.
Other hotels also opened this year, including Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, the most significant wellness resort in the area. This innovative location on Qatar's northernmost tip fuses conventional Arabic and Islamic medicine to produce comprehensive health and lifestyle resets and family-oriented wellness trips. The Pullman Doha West Bay was then launched in August, housed in a spectacular new high-rise and well-located in Doha's West Bay neighborhood.
There were plenty of other fascinating vacancies in 2021. Quest Doha opened as a theme park with over 30 rides, including the tallest inside rollercoaster and the tallest indoor shoot & drop tower. A Rainforest Hydrotherapy spa and five luxurious dining options were available when the five-star Banyan Tree Doha first opened. There is also Desert Falls, one of the biggest theme parks in the Middle East, which is the house of adventure and fun, with 28 slides and rides.
The St. Regis Marsa Arabia Island
This exclusive island retreat debuted in October in the center of Porto Arabia. The hotel provides specialized services and delectable food options on a small island with a Mediterranean feel.
Rixos Qetaifan Island North Doha
This resort, scheduled to open before the year is out, will be built around the modern waterpark that serves as the island's main draw. There will also be a classic Turkish hammam, opulent treatment rooms, a private sports club for travelers who like to be active, and the Rixy Kids Club to keep the kids entertained.
Expectations are high for the world cup season in Qatar, knowing that this country is making a considerable effort to offer you the best experience through services and facilities that allows you to feel the vibes and live the moment.
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