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Posted On: 10 January 2022 04:00 pm
Updated On: 2 August 2022 02:34 pm

Attractions in Qatar to look forward to in 2022

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As 2022 begins, it’s time to take a sneak peek into some of Qatar’s upcoming attractions that are all set to open this year and in time for the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.

Read on for more information about these attractions so you can tell us which one you're most excited about!

    Place Vendôme

    Attractions in Qatar to look forward to in 2022
    Image credit: Place Vendome

    Place Vendôme, placed within the very heart of Lusail City on its seafront with a canal running through it, is scheduled to open in February 2022. It's a high-end mall that will be quite an attraction for residents and visitors providing a combination of interesting entertainment and shopping choices, local and international cuisine overlooking the water, along with a relaxed movie experience.

      Lusail Winter Wonderland

      Attractions in Qatar to look forward to in 2022
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      The Lusail Winter Wonderland project is located in Lusail City on the Al Maha Island. It includes six different gaming areas with over 50 world-class games for people of all ages. In addition, there's a beach club, family chalets, a public area for holding parties and events, a sports area, restaurants and cafes, complete with a walkway and a huge car park. It is scheduled to be ready before the start of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022in November 2022.

      Al Tarfa and Al Maha Island

      Attractions in Qatar to look forward to in 2022
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      Al Tarfa is located in Lusail City and is slated to be a hub for recreation and leisure venues and activities, retail therapy and fine dining experiences. There will also be residential and office spaces, hotels, theme parks, theatres, fitness centres, and a cinema multiplex and there are plans to develop a major museum, park and luxury hotels with public and private beaches, too.

      Lusail City also holds Al Maha Island which is just off the coast of Al Tarfa and lies opposite to the Lusail City Marina district. It's all set to become an area filled with top-of-the-line recreational activities and cultural facilities for everyone who visits to enjoy.

      Katara Towers

      Attractions in Qatar to look forward to in 2022
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      The iconic Katara Towers in Lusail Marina may look like a crescent from afar, but the inspiration behind its design is the traditional scimitar (curved blades) swords that are part of Qatar's national emblem (coat of arms). The twin arched towers will host a luxurious five-star hotel, and also the first six-star hotel in Qatar. There will also be luxury apartments, leisure facilities, restaurants, and offices.

        Gewan Island

        Attractions in Qatar to look forward to in 2022
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        The man-made Gewan Island is located next to The Pearl - Qatar and spans about 400,000 square metres. It will be completed in 2022 to house 659 residential units, including 20 villas, a beach in a gated community and 21 beachfront villas with their own private beach. A golf course, a 5-star ‘Corinthia Gewan Island Qatar’ hotel, a beach club, an air-conditioned outdoor ‘Crystal Walkway’, a seaside promenade and parks are also expected in this area!

          Printemps Doha

          Attractions in Qatar to look forward to in 2022
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          French luxury, avant guard brand Printemps is coming to Doha in 2022 at the Doha Oasis. This 40,000 square metre luxury retailer will have three podium levels and two floors offering visitors great views, 40 premier exclusive retail outlets and 14 unique eateries.

          Katara Children's Mall

          Attractions in Qatar to look forward to in 2022
          The Children's Mall is unique and can be seen from afar.

          The Children's Mall can be seen from afar because of its unique design as it looks like a huge red gift box complete with golden wrapping paper. It's sure to become one of the star attractions of Katara and is expected to be unwrapped this year.

          The mall as aptly named, will cater to children's needs for entertainment and education. There will also be retailers catering to children's needs as well as a children's salon, kids perfumery and kids accessories, a large candy store and several handicrafts stations.

          Dadu Garden

          Image credit: Qatar Museums

          As per Qatar Museums, the Dadu Garden set to open by October 2022, will comprise an outdoor kitchen, community and permaculture garden. It is located on grounds that will also include programming and event spaces, water features and diverse landscapes, an amphitheatre, playgrounds, and picnic areas.

          As per H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, “The Dadu Garden will be a place where children and families can learn about nutrition, healthy eating, the environment, earth sciences, and much more, all while helping to grow foods and herbs that hold significance in our region."

          Energy Playground at NMOQ

          Attractions in Qatar to look forward to in 2022
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          The National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) will have a new playground in the second half of 2022 called the Energy Playground, sponsored by Total E&P Qatar. It'll be a unique park that's specially designed for families to gain more knowledge about energy and Qatar's oil and gas exploration history. Visitors will be able to choose their own adventures so they can learn more about renewable and non-renewable energy.

          3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum

          Attractions in Qatar to look forward to in 2022
          H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani

          The 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum which will be unveiled this year will pay homage to sports in Qatar and beyond. Located at and joined to the Khalifa International Stadium, this museum will have lots of awe-inspiring interactive sports-related exhibits, inspiring objects and unique activities to participate in. It will also highlight the origins, development and significance of sports culture in Qatar.

          The Plaza Doha by Anantara

          Attractions in Qatar to look forward to in 2022
          Image credit: Anantara

          Located on C-Ring Road, The Plaza Doha by Anantara will welcome guests in 2022 with its 228 rooms and suites, rooftop and indoor swimming pools, Anantara Spa and fitness centre, meeting rooms, ballroom, and multiple dining options. The 5-star hotel blends Parisian and Arabian styles in its design, from the courtyard atrium to the marble interiors and glass chandeliers, exuding luxury in every nook and corner.

          West Bay North Beach Project

          Attractions in Qatar to look forward to in 2022
          Image credit: Ashghal Qatar

          The West Bay North Project is located 10 minutes away from West Bay Metro Station and is all set to become a unique entertainment destination in Qatar. The whole project combines a public beach and 12 private beaches spread across an area of 60,200 square metres. There will be pedestrian paths, cafes, play areas, multiple parking spaces for cars and bicycles, tracks for jogging and sports and much more starting from August 2022!

          Doha Corniche Development and Plazas

          Attractions in Qatar to look forward to in 2022
          Image credit: Ashghal Qatar

          Ashghal Qatar is working to develop the Corniche to include a walkway with a separate cycling and jogging path. The walkway will connect to similar tracks along Airport Road and Ras Bu Abboud extending to Lusail Expressway. The construction of three pedestrian tunnels namely Al Dafna, Al Corniche and Al Bidaa tunnels is also underway to enhance pedestrian movement and connect commuters to neighbouring areas. The project also includes the construction of three plazas on Corniche, namely, Al Dafna, Al Corniche and Al Bidda plazas, to function as open exhibition spaces.

            Sources: QNA; Place Vendome; Qatar Museums Press Releases; NMoQ; Katara Hospitality; Anantara; Doha Oasis; Qatar Museums

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