Emir Cup Final at Khalifa International Stadium

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Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
19 May / 7:00 pm

About the event

Emir Cup, in simple words, is the country’s most popular sports event. Fans and players, sponsors and organizers all wait eagerly for the time when Emir Cup is set for kick-off. The launch of the Emir Cup is nothing short of a festival as sports fans in Qatar impatiently wait for this event.

Since the very beginning, the Emir Cup has had enjoyed a special place in the country’s national sports calendar. A dream for any football player, Emir Cup matches bring out the best in every team and coaches. The chance of receiving the trophy from none other than the Emir is often described as a dream by players.

The Emir Cup was first played in 1972 and was won by Al Ahli. The event is contested every season by 18 Qatar Stars League (QSL) and Second Division teams. The most successful team are Al Sadd who won the tournament 15 times followed by Al Arabi who have bagged the title on 8 occasions. Al Sadd are the defending champions.

The Emir Cup has undergone a few changes since it was first played in the early 70s. In 1999, it was decide to include Second Division sides along with the top tier teams playing for Qatar national league title. In 2004, the tournament was planed in such a manner that the event would last five stages.

The opening event this Friday will be the final of the Emir Cup between Al Sadd and Al Rayyan. A fanzone will open at 15:30 on Friday, offering cultural programmes and a food festival to spectators and their families.


Safety Tips for Public on the Occasion of Emir Cup 2017

Doha : Football fans will be heading towards Khalifa Stadium tomorrow to watch the final of Emir Cup 2017. The security personnel from different departments of the Ministry of Interior such as Traffic, Al Fazaa, Stadium Security  and Lakhwiya will be present in the venue to help the public to attend this spectacular event.

On this occasion, here are some security instructions from Missions and Establishments Security Department to enjoy this unique sporting event.

·      For the safety of all, please do not crowd at the gates at the time of entry and exit.

·      Please cooperate with security personnel to ensure the security and safety of all and enjoy watching the event.

·      Adhere to sports ethics and encourage the teams to upraise the thrill of watching.  

·      To ensure the access of the public to their seats, please follow the regulatory instructions shown on the signs inside the stadium.

·      Your obligation to sit in the allocated seats and not to disturb others standing in front of them is greatly appreciated.

·      Sitting in the corridors will obstruct the movement of the public in the paths and cause harassment

·      Please do not bring any prohibited items to the stadium such as fireworks, sharp tools, glass bottles, metal bottles, water bottles, wood sticks, paper rolls and compressed gas horns, as well as all kinds of animals.

·      Do not carry banners that contain offensive language, and do not wear clothes with pictures or phrases that undermine public modesty.

·      Please avoid getting to the ground before, during and after the end of the sporting event

·      It is strictly forbidden to enter the stadium with white and light weapons, plastic and glass bottles, helmets, strollers and solar umbrellas.

·      Do not hesitate to ask for security help in the stadium, they are happy to serve you.





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