The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be the 22nd FIFA World Cup, an international football tournament that is scheduled to take place in Qatar in 2022. It will be the first Arab country to host the World Cup and the first time it is held in the Middle East region. The tournament will involve 32 national teams, including that of the host nation, and will consist of a total of 64 games, assuming the current format of the finals is maintained. The scheduling of the event remains uncertain. Owing to the climate in Qatar, concerns have been expressed since the bid was made about holding the event during the traditional months for the World Cup finals of June and July. In October 2013, a task force was commissioned to consider alternative dates.
The first five proposed venues for the World Cup were unveiled at the beginning of March 2010. The stadiums aim to employ cooling technology capable of reducing temperatures within the stadium by up to 20 °C (36 °F), and the upper tiers of the stadiums will be disassembled after the World Cup and donated to countries with less developed sports infrastructure. All of the five stadium projects launched have been designed by German architect Albert Speer & Partners. Leading football clubs in Europe wanted the world cup to take place from 28 April to 29 May rather than the typical June and July staging, due to concerns about the heat.
The Al-Khor Stadium is planned for Al Khor, located 50 kilometres north of Doha. The stadium will have a total capacity of 45,330, with 19,830 of the seats forming part of a temporary modular upper tier. The Al-Wakrah Stadium, to be located in Al-Wakrah in southern Qatar, will have a total capacity of 45,120 seats. The stadium will also contain a temporary upper tier of 25,500 seats. The stadium will be surrounded by large solar panels and will be decorated with Islamic art. The Al-Wakrah and Al-Khor stadiums would have been built regardless of whether Qatar was awarded the World Cup, according to the bid committee. However, the temporary upper-tier sections will now also be added as Qatar has won the right to host the tournament.
|Stadium Name||City in Qatar||Capacity|
|Al Bayt Stadium||Al-Khor||60,000|
|Qatar Foundation Stadium||Doha||40,000|
|Lusail Iconic Stadium||Al-Daayen||86,250|
|Doha Port Stadium||Doha||70,000|
|Qatar University Stadium||Doha||68,030|
|Umm Slal Stadium||Umm Slal||45,120|
Qatar Vision 2030
By 2030, Qatar aims to be an advanced society capable of sustaining its development and providing a high standard of living for its entire people. Qatar’s National Vision defines the long-term outcomes for the country and provides a framework within which national strategies and implementation plans can be developed.
- Economic Development
Development of a competitive and diversified economy capable of meeting the needs of, and securing a high standard of living for, its entire people both for the present and for the future
- Human Development
Development of all its people to enable them to sustain a prosperous society
- Social Development
Development of a just and caring society based on high moral standards, and capable of playing a significant role in global partnerships for development
- Environmental Development
Management of the environment such that there is harmony between economic growth, social development and environmental protection
Qatar National Tourism Vision 2030
- Aims to position Qatar as a ‘world-class hub with deep cultural roots
- Targets 7 million annual visitors by 2030
- Contributes to efforts to diversify the national economy in a sustainable manner
- Will have nation-wide economic, social, cultural, and environmental benefits