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.
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