Accompanying the on-field action of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is a dazzling array of entertainment and leisure activations.
Here are some highlights:
* FIFA Fan Festival: Al Bidda Park, daily until December 18.
Join thousands of fans and enjoy all 64 FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 matches live on the mega-screens.
See global music acts and local artistes take to the stage in a true celebration and vibrant festival of culture.
Entry only for Hayya card holders.
* Corniche celebrations
Qatar’s global street carnival along Doha’s iconic 6km waterfront, from the Museum of Islamic Art to Hotel Park.
Taking place daily until December 18, from noon until midnight (entertainment from 3-11pm).
The atmosphere along the Corniche will celebrate nations – allowing football fans to connect from all around the world.
* Welcome to Qatar: Corniche
Welcome to Qatar is a must-see for all during the tournament, featuring the Circle of Lights – a shimmering circle suspended above the water that transforms to poetically narrate wonderful stories.
Daily shows start from the afternoon.
* Hayya Fan Zone
A grand celebration of the beautiful game at Lusail South Promenade, open until December 18 from noon until 1am.
Head to Lusail South Promenade and join the festivity, fun and football.
Access: entry fee and ticketed activations.
* Ras Abu Aboud Beach 974
Hit the shore at Beach 974, extending from the heart of Doha along Ras Abu Aboud’s glistening waterfront.
Combine football and beach life, enjoy the water – then kick back and let the beat move your feet! Timings: 9am-6pm.
For more details, visit https://www.qatar2022.qa/en/live-it-all-in-qatar/ras-abu-aboud-beach-974
* MDLBEAST Presents: Aravia
Step off the pitch and onto the dance floor for 28 Aravian nights.
A magical world that combines music, performance and song – from top international talent and rising regional stars – inspired by the colours and shapes of Arab culture, blending rave with Arabia.
Taking place until December 18 from 8pm-2am.
Located next to Al Wakra Metro Station, 12 minutes from Doha.
Access: Event admission ticket required.
* Arcadia Music Festival
This world-renowned event will mesmerise you late into the night – as the energy of this one-of-a-kind experience takes over! Featuring international artistes and DJs, extraordinary sculpted stages with a fire-breathing spider, and much more.
Open until December 19, daily from 6pm-3am, at Ras Bu Fontas.
The organisers have announced free entry for women, couples and everyone wearing a national team jersey before 10pm.
Regular tickets are available from $49 via Tixbox.com
* Daydream Festival
The Daydream Festival returns to Doha with an unparalleled line-up and a brand-new stage.
The festival will host some of the world’s largest Electronic Dance Music (EDM) artistes at the Doha Golf Club.
The festival opened late last month and continues today, December 2, 6, 10, 14 and 18.
For more information and tickets, visit Tixbox.com @tixbox
* Lusail Boulevard
Live entertainment lights up the boulevard! The modern city of Lusail is brought to life from morning to night with live music, parades and street performances.
You’ll be captivated by it all!
Taking place until December 18, daily from 11am-2am.
* QetaiFAN Beach Fest
Be entertained day and night! Enjoy concerts, special performances, giant screen live matches, water activities and a Floating Aqua Park – all at one of the largest entertainment venues in Qatar!
Open until December 18 in Qetaifan Island North, Lusail.
Admission is free to the General Admissions Area – enabling all visitors to enjoy the beach, music, activities and F&B facilities, as well as watch live football matches on the giant screens.
Tickets are needed for access to the front stage area during special music performances and admission to the VIP area.
Tickets are available through Q-Tickets at www.q-tickets.com
* Qarnevale Quartier, The Pearl Island
Qarnevale Quartier at The Pearl Island’s little Venice precinct has been launched.
At the Venice-like festival, visitors will get to experience the international flavour of Italy with a roaming parade recreating the spirit of one of the most famous festivals in the world via performances including elaborate masquerade shows, human statues and dazzling floating arts.
The Qarnevale Quartier takes place until December 4, from 4pm-9pm daily at the Qanat Quartier Boardwalk.
Visitors can enjoy several other attractions at The Pearl and Gewan islands.
* World Cup activations/celebrations at Katara – the Cultural Village, Souq Waqif and Msheireb Downtown Doha, plus Katara Traditional Dhow Festival and more.
Please refer to https://www.qatar2022.qa/en/live-it-all-in-qatar for more information.