Middle East

Doha, QATAR

WHY DOHA?

Doha has become a true global sporting hub thanks to its hosting of a multitude of world-class sports events, its existing state-of-the-art facilities, and its central location; it is just a four-hour flight from 2 billion people with only a 1-hour time difference between Doha and most of Europe.

SPORTS FACILITIES

Doha’s state-of-the-art, tried and tested sporting infrastructure is regularly maintained and kept at the highest technical standards. They include: Aspire Dome, Al Sadd Sports Club Stadium, Al Arabi Sports Club Stadium, Qatar Sports Club Stadium, Al Rayyan Sports Club Stadium, Al Gharafa Sports Club Stadium, Al Shaqab Equestrian Stadium, Al Khor Sports Club Stadium Al Wakra Sports Club Stadium, Al Ahli Sports Club Stadium, Al Shamal Sports Club Stadium, Al Sailiya Sports Club Stadium, Lakhwiya Sports Club Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Qatar Equestrian Federation Facilities, Khalifa Tennis and Squash Complex, Hamad Aquatic Centre, Doha Golf Club, Lusail Multipurpose Hall, Duhail Sports Hall.

EVENTS PREVIOUSLY HOSTED

2005 - West Asian Games

2006 - Asian Games

2010 - IAAF World Indoor Championships

2010 - ISAF World Junior 470 Sailing Championships

2011 - Asian Football Cup

2011 - Arab Games

2012 - Asian Shooting Championships

2014 - FINA Short Course World Championships

2015 – Men’s World Handball Championships

In addition, Doha annually hosts an array of prestigious top-level global sporting fixtures

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