Aspire Zone was established as an international sports destination in 2003 and is home to state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure for sports and training.
Also known as Doha Sports City, the area covers 2.5 square kilometers and is an award-winning sport and healthy lifestyle destination that also features commercial and recreational venues like a shopping mall, museum, park, and more!
In this guide, the ILoveQatar.net (ILQ) team takes you through everything you need to know about Aspire Zone!
The Khalifa International Stadium is a multipurpose stadium with a running track and a grass pitch. It originally opened in 1976 and was named after the Amir of Qatar during the time, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad bin Abdullah bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani.
It has seen many prestigious sporting events, such as the Doha Asian Games 2006. Khalifa International Stadium was also part of the 8 venues during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.
One of the newest attractions at Aspire Zone to check out is the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic & Sport Museum. Visitors can learn the history of sports throughout different cultures, browse through Olympic memorabilia, get to know the most influential athletes in the world, learn about Qatar’s journey as a sporting nation, and even participate in fun interactive activities!
The museum is also home to restaurants, cafes, and a gift shop!
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The Torch Doha is one of the most iconic structures in Qatar. It is a torch-shaped skyscraper and is currently the tallest building in the country. During the 2006 Doha Asian Games, the Torch Tower even had a flame at its peak.
It has since been transformed into a luxury 5-star hotel with dining outlets such as the popular Three Sixty Doha, a revolving restaurant offering diners a 360 view of Doha.
An English Victorian-inspired 5-star hotel, Al Aziziyah Boutique Hotel transports its guests to a luxurious European setting with beautiful architecture, lush gardens, exquisite interiors, and more.
The Aspire Fire Tower, located near The Torch Doha and Khalifa International Stadium, is an incredible structure that once held a dazzling flame during the 2006 Doha Asian Games and featured circular rings that would rotate around the fire. It still stands today as a beautiful reminder of the historic sporting event.
If you’re looking for a fun day out, Aspire Park is a must-visit. It is one of Doha’s biggest parks at 88 hectares and offers lush greenery, a huge pond, beautiful fountains, a playground for children, running tracks, and a variety of restaurants and cafes. It’s a popular spot for picnics and enjoying the outdoors.
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Are you a swimmer? If yes, you need to check out the Hamad Aquatic Center!
It’s a three-story building with facilities for swimming and diving. It has two diving and two Olympic-size pools. It has been the venue for numerous swimming-related sports events, including the FINA Swimming World Cup.
They offer day passes for use of their facilities as well.
The Aspire Dome is highly regarded as the world’s largest indoor multipurpose sports dome, with facilities that can simultaneously accommodate up to 13 sporting activities. It has a FIFA-approved indoor football pitch, a World Athletics-accredited indoor track, Olympic-sized swimming and diving pools, a volleyball hall, squash courts, table tennis halls, and more!
The Aspire Active Men club is also located here, offering fitness facilities and programs.
The Aspire Ladies Club provides women with a state-of-the-art facility to exercise and stay active with a modern gym, aquatic facilities, and fitness programs.
The National Teams Club is where the national team athletes of Qatar train. It is centrally located within the Aspire Zone and has easy access to the seven adjacent football pitches.
Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital is the first in the Gulf region.
Specializing in medical treatment for sports-related injuries in a state-of-the-art facility, Aspetar has been visited by world-renowned athletes for treatments, including Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr., Erling Braut Haaland, Sonny Bill Williams, and more.
Featuring a contemporary architectural design, the Aspire Mosque is a beautiful place of worship that can accommodate 700 men and 150 women in its 1,460 sqm holy venue.
The Venetian-inspired shopping mall is frequented by Qatar residents and visitors for its wide range of retail shops, restaurants, cafes, luxury shopping hall, supermarket, indoor theme park and ice-skating rink.
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