Top 7 places to visit in Qatar ahead of the 2022 World Cup

Qatar is set to host the second ever World Cup to be held on the Asian continent and the first to be held in the Middle East.

The global football show will be held between November 21 and December 18, 2022 and promises to be an unforgettable experience for everyone.

An estimated 1.5 million attendees are expected for the event, and this number will include at least 1 million fans who will also be in Qatar to see the sights.

For fans looking for adventure when not watching the matches, here are the seven best places to visit in Qatar during the World Cup.

Doha Corniche

For the outdoor fans, the Doha Corniche is a sight you will regret missing from your time in Qatar during the World Cup.

It is a footbridge by the water that shows the city skyline in the most visually appealing way possible. It is a popular tourist destination for this reason and the fact that it looks good in pictures.

There are also plenty of restaurants and cafes along the Corniche, making it the best place to relax on World Cup holidays. If you are traveling to the tournament with your significant other, it is great for an evening stroll or lunch break with its stunning sea views.

Katara Cultural Village

Six of the eight host stadiums at the World Cup have a form of Qatar culture and art incorporated into their architectural design. Katara Cultural Village is the place where you can experience the full expression of these designs, which will surely catch your attention when you visit one of these stadiums to watch your favorite team play.

It includes various theaters, museums and art galleries, and it is located in Doha. There are also a few restaurants and caf├ęs on site where you can relax alone or unwind with friends.

The pearls

This is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the whole country of Qatar. It is so popular that tourists come to experience its breathtaking beauty.

It is a man-made island that focuses on real estate. Every property on the island has ultra-luxury residential buildings that are so beautiful, especially at night, which prompted locals to name it “The Pearl of Qatar”.

There are plenty of things to do at The Pearl. And you enjoy boat cruises or water games, this is the place for you.

Al Khor Park

This is a nature theme park for tourists and fans who like to be with nature. It is a recreational park where picnics can be enjoyed with friends. It also houses a very large aviary with over 40 different bird species that interact well with humans. The trees and boulevard also provide stunning picturesque scenes.

Qatar National Library

Are you a reader? Then there is no better place to enjoy a mix of tourism fun and your desire to read than Qatar National Library.

The books are a big attraction because many of them are rare books and original prints of the bestsellers, but the library itself is beautifully designed so people go there on trips alone.

If you have a football game later in the day and are looking for something to do before then, you can spend your morning reading and sipping a cup of coffee or your favorite brew at the National Library.

Zulal Wellness Resort

After a long day of shouting and cheering on your team, you can relax at the Zulal Wellness Resort. The resort is only about an hour from Doha and mixes traditional Arabic and Islamic medicine with a holistic philosophy developed by Thailand’s Chiva-Som.

It also has different sections for adults and families with children so everyone has something to enjoy. Activities range from yoga to beach volleyball with spa benefits such as massage and acupuncture.

It also provides accommodation, which means fans can spend their entire World Cup at the resort.

Al Zubarah Fortress

And for history-loving fans, this fortress is the picturesque rendering of Qatar’s history. It is located in the middle of the desert and its biggest attraction is how it appears when you ride through the desert on your way to visit the place.