The developments are also part of the country’s plans to attract six million visitors a year by 2030
Ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Qatar Tourism has announced new tourist attractions, hotels and resorts that will be open to visitors.
The tourism body noted that this year of unprecedented development represents a major milestone in Qatar’s emergence as a tourist destination, with the country aiming to welcome six million visitors a year by 2030.
“2022 has been an amazing year in Qatar with so many major new hotel and tourism openings. From shopping malls to beach clubs, museums to theme parks, there are now activities and experiences in Qatar for all types of travelers, from all nations and for all budgets. With over one million fans expected for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, we are proud to be able to offer a true range of experiences and entertainment beyond our stadiums, fan festivals and matches,” said the managing director of Qatar Tourism. , Berthold Trenkel.
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Highlighting entertainment options, Qatar Tourism mentioned: Al Maha Island; Lusail Winter Wonderland and Lusail Boulevard; North of the island of Qetaifan; Corinthia Yacht Club and West Walk.
Commenting on Lusail Bolevard, Qatar Tourism said the commercial, commercial and residential area is set to become the Champs-Élysées of the Middle East, the open-air, air-conditioned boulevard offering a wide range of experiences. Lusail Boulevard is set to open in time for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 – with a three-day family festival, taking place November 3-5, 2022, featuring concerts, performances and DJs, the official said. tourism organization.
A number of new beaches and beach clubs will also open according to Qatar Tourism, including: the West Bay North Beach project; West Bay Beach; B12 Beach Club Doha; DOHASANDS Beach Club; 974 Beach Club; La Mar Beach Club and Makani Beach Club.
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From an arts and culture perspective, Qatar Tourism said the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) will reopen to the public on October 5, 2022, following a year-long facility improvement project. The reimagining of its permanent collection of over 1,000 objects will create a new visitor-focused layout and storyline, allowing the museum to showcase its world-class exhibits like never before. Aimed at families with children, the new galleries at MIA offer hands-on experiences and activities, he said.
As for shopping, Qatar Tourism shed light on Printemps Doha and noted that the opening marked the brand’s first opening of Parisian department stores outside of France.
The tourism body also highlights the opening/imminent opening of no less than 13 hotel and resort establishments including: Fuwairit Kite Beach; St. Regis Island Marsa Arabia; Hotel Rixos Gulf in Doha; Al Barari outpost; Rixos Qetaifan Island North Doha; Waldorf Astoria Doha West Bay; Waldorf Astoria Doha Lusail; The Ned Doha; The Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort; Raffles Doha and Fairmont Doha; Doha rosewood; Katara Hills LXR Hotels and the DoubleTree by Hilton Doha Downtown.
Qatar Tourism said the new offerings build on a flurry of several other tourism-related facilities for visitors throughout 2022.
March saw the opening of the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum, the world’s most sophisticated modern sports museum. The following month, the extravagant Place Vendôme shopping center opened, with over 500 stores and an entertaining dancing fountain. The Le Royal Méridien Doha hotel was then seamlessly integrated into the new French-inspired mall this summer, he said.
This year has also seen other hotel openings such as the largest wellness center in the region: Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som and the Pullman Doha West Bay which opened in August, pointed out the tourism organization.
In 2021, there were many more exciting openings, Qatar Tourism added. The Quest Doha theme park has launched with over 30 rides, including the world’s tallest indoor roller coaster and the world’s tallest indoor shoot and drop tower. The luxurious five-star Banyan Tree Doha hotel has opened with five dining options and a Rainforest Hydrotherapy spa. Hilton Salwa Beach Resort & Villas also opened with 3.5 km of private beaches, and Desert Falls Water and Adventure Park, one of the largest theme parks in the Middle East, opened with 28 slides and rides, he concluded.