The St. Regis Marsa Arabian Island
Doha: With one month to go until the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, the Qatar Tourism Board has revealed new tourist attractions, hotels and resorts for fans to enjoy during the tournament.
This unprecedented year of development represents a significant milestone in Qatar’s rise as a tourist destination, aiming to welcome 6 million annual visitors by 2030.
Berthold Trenkel, Chief Operating Officer of Qatar Tourism Board, said: From shopping malls to beach clubs, museums to theme parks, Qatar has activities and experiences for every type of traveler, every country and every budget. With over one million fans expected to attend the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, we are proud to offer a truly wide range of experiences and entertainment beyond stadiums, fan festivals and matches. ”
New Qatar attractions, hotels and resorts
1. Almaha Island
Due to open next month, Al Maha Island features six fine dining restaurants including Zuma, LPM, Billionaire and Carbone, as well as dining and attractions such as Nammos Qatar Beach Club and Lusail Winter Wonderland. The island also has Al Maha Drive, a driveway dedicated to supercars and classic cars.
2. Lusail Winter Wonderland
In contrast to the icy temperatures that greet visitors at the location of the famous London Hyde Park, visitors to Lusail Winter Wonderland can enjoy festive games, rides, live entertainment, delicious food and drink, You can relax on the beach in the sun. Lusail Winter Wonderland will launch in early November 2022, bringing the magic of winter to the Middle East.
3. Lusail Boulevard
Located in the heart of Lusail, this dynamic and diverse shopping, commercial and residential area will be the Champs-Élysées of the Middle East, with an open-air, air-conditioned boulevard offering a wide range of experiences. Lusail Boulevard is set to open in time for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar – the weekend of November 3-5, 2022.
4. Northern Ketaifang Island
Envisioned as an entertainment hub, Qetaifan Island North will feature luxury hotels, beach clubs, gardens, pedestrian-friendly streets, unique neighborhoods and a water park with 36 rides scheduled to open in 2023. The ‘Tower’ zone of the water park featuring the world’s tallest slide at 85 meters. Qetaifan Island North will start before the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
5. Corinthia Yacht Club
Perched on the shimmering waters of Porto Arabia at The Pearl Qatar, the architecture of this stunning building is designed to reflect the billowing sails of a traditional Qatari dhow. Scheduled to open by the end of 2022, the private club will offer exclusive membership by invitation only to yacht owners and residents.
6. West Walk
Located in the heart of Al Wahb, West Walk is Doha’s newest urban lifestyle community. Scheduled to open by the end of the year, the district is tailored to the needs of modern living, blending residences, retail and leisure spaces to provide the perfect living, working and playing experience. West Walk also features a one-of-a-kind pedestrian promenade with innovative outdoor cooling technology.
beach and beach club
7. West Bay North Beach Project
Early November will see the much-anticipated launch of the Qatar Tourism Board’s West Bay North Beach project. The initial launch will consist of his three new beaches in the heart of Doha.
of.West Bay Beach
Affordable public beach with diverse facilities including food court, fun zone and beach volleyball court.
b. B12 Beach Club Doha
A family-friendly beach club with 600 sun loungers, restaurants, retail stores, a children’s playground and many other amenities.
c. Doha Sands Beach Club
The stylish club has a lively concert stage, quick-service eateries, retail outlets, and 1,000 sunloungers for visitors looking to enjoy the sunshine.
8. 974 Beach Club
Located next to the iconic 974 Stadium, this beach club features a 5-star beachside experience. cultural activity.
9. La Mar Beach Club
Newly opened in October, this luxurious beach lounge at the InterContinental Doha Beach & Spa offers unparalleled views of the West Bay skyline. Guests can soak in the azure waters while enjoying chic cabanas, sunbeds and private his loungers, and enjoy a twist on the menu of the popular La He Mar His Restaurant His menu.
10. Makani Beach Club
Also newly opened in October, the new vibrant seaside lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Doha brings Southern Mediterranean elegance in a calm setting overlooking the Arabian Gulf. Club-goers can expect refreshments, ocean views and DJ entertainment.
art and culture
11. Museum of Islamic Arts (Reopened)
Qatar’s iconic Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) opened to the public on October 5, 2022 after a year-long facility enhancement project. Reimagining the permanent collection of more than 1,000 objects creates new layouts and stories that focus on the visitor, allowing the museum to present its world-famous exhibits like never before. Aimed at families with children, his new MIA gallery includes hands-on experiences and activities.
12. Printemps Doha
The famous Parisian department store Printemps, the first to launch outside France, will combine new technology with immersive physical experiences to offer more than 600 brands. 200 of which are exclusive to Qatar. Printemps is Qatar’s only department store that brings together iconic Maisons such as Louis Vuitton, Dior, Valentino, Balmain, Pinel and Pinel. Printemps, set to become the region’s largest luxury department store, will open in Doha he Oasis in the coming weeks.
Hotels and Resorts
13. Huayrit Kite Beach
Officially opened in early October, Huayrit Kite Beach is located along a natural lagoon about an hour’s drive north of Doha. A state-of-the-art resort with perfect conditions for kitesurfing has found the perfect home thanks to consistent winds, ideal sea conditions and powdery soft sand.
14. The St. Regis Marsa Arabian Island
This exclusive island getaway in the heart of Porto Arabia opened in October. The hotel offers bespoke service and exquisite cuisine on a Mediterranean-style island.
15. Rixos Gulf Hotel Doha
Rixos Gulf Hotel Doha inherits a prestigious historic location. From 1973 to the present day, the location has housed the landmark Gulf Hotel. Rixos Hotels, in partnership with Accor and Katara Hospitality, has extensively renovated the building to accommodate this new all-inclusive venture comprising 350 rooms and suites and seven dining options. The hotel will open at the end of October.
16. Outpost Al Barari
Qatar’s first property of its kind, Outpost Al Barari is located in a natural reserve of the stunning Seto Inland Sea, surrounded by towering sand dunes and desert wilderness. The resort offers 21 luxury lodges with private pools that integrate a close-to-nature experience, sustainability and luxury hospitality. This unique desert experience will open in November 2022.
17. Rixos Ketaifang North Doha
The resort, which will open by the end of the year, surrounds a state-of-the-art water park that is the island’s main attraction. A traditional Turkish hammam and luxurious treatment rooms are also offered, as well as a dedicated sports club for active travelers and the Rixy Kids Club to keep all children entertained.
18. Waldorf Astoria Doha West Bay
The hotel, currently in the final stages of construction, is expected to open in the heart of the capital’s diplomatic area by the end of the year. The 44-story tower boasts Art Deco guest rooms, a rooftop indoor pool, and plenty of culinary options from a Michelin-starred chef.
19. Waldorf Astoria Doha Lusail
The expansive resort is located in the heart of Lusail and boasts a pristine private sandy beach. Opening October 18, 2022, it offers 461 rooms, a fitness center, spa, offices, and a variety of fun activities for both adults and children, from water slides to surfing.
20. Ned Doha
The Ned, one of London and New York’s most exclusive hotels and private members clubs, will open in Doha this November. Housed in the former Ministry of Home Affairs building along the Doha Corniche, The Ned Doha has 90 rooms and 12 suites, 7 restaurants, a gym, spa and a 30-metre outdoor pool.
21. The Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort
Located in the heart of Katara Cultural Village and surrounded by gorgeous gardens, the hotel will open in November with luxurious rooms and 32 majestic villas. All are designed with an elegant blend of Mughal and Ottoman aesthetics.
22. Raffles Doha and Fairmont Doha
Each of these luxury hotels faces each other with two magnificent towers representing the two scimitar swords on Qatar’s national seal. Fairmont Doha will be inspired by mega-yacht designs and will feature the world’s tallest chandelier in its soaring lobby, while Raffles Doha will be a suites-only hotel serviced by the legendary Butler. Access to select dining and event spaces during FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
23. Rosewood Doha
Set in two stunning towers inspired by Qatar’s coral reefs, Rosewood Doha and Rosewood Residences Doha, which will open by the end of the year, will consist of luxury hotels, apartments, spas and state-of-the-art fitness centres.
24. Katara Hills LXR Hotels
Inspired by Scandinavian architecture and crafted from eco-friendly materials, 15 luxurious villas offer a private and peaceful escape from the city in the green paradise of Katara Hills. Scheduled to open in November this year.
25. DoubleTree by Hilton Doha Downtown
Just 10 minutes from the city center and close to many of Qatar’s most popular attractions, the hotel opened in October and features over 250 spacious serviced apartments.
New attractions will build on a wave of new openings for visitors throughout 2022. March saw the opening of his 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum, the world’s most sophisticated and modern museum dedicated to sports. The following month, a luxury shopping mall, Place Vendôme, opened, featuring over 500 stores and a fun dancing fountain display. Le Royal Meridien Doha Hotel blended seamlessly into a French-inspired new mall this summer.
Other hotels opened this year, including Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, the region’s largest wellness resort. This pioneering destination in Qatar’s northern tip blends traditional Arabic and Islamic medicine to create immersive health and lifestyle reset, family-friendly wellness journeys. Then Pullman Doha West Bay opened his August, housed in a stunning high-rise modern tower and conveniently located in Doha’s West Bay district.
There were many other exciting openings in 2021. Theme Park Quest Doha kicked off with over 30 rides including the world’s tallest indoor roller coaster and the world’s tallest indoor shot & drop tower. The luxurious 5-star Banyan Tree Doha has opened with 5 luxurious dining options and the Rainforest Hydrotherapy Spa. The Hilton Salwa Beach Resort & Villas also features 3.5 km of picturesque private beach, and Desert Falls Water and Adventure Park, one of the Middle East’s largest theme parks, has 28 slides and rides.