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Posted On: 21 October 2020 05:00 pm
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Things to do in Lusail City: Qatar's upcoming smart city

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A few years ago, Lusail City was non-existent. Today, it's on the verge of becoming Qatar's next popular destination for tourists and residents alike. The megaproject by Qatari Diar is set to become one of the largest smart cities in the world.

So if you haven't been to Lusail City, here are suggestions on what to do in the futuristic city plus what are the things you can expect in the near future!

1. Take a walk at Lusail Marina Promenade

Opened in 2018, the palm tree-lined Marina Promenade is Lusail's answer to Doha's Corniche. Although it sure is nice to take a walk along the promenade, it's not the only activity you can do. Feel free to go jogging/running, go biking, relax in one of the seats scattered along the route, enjoy the interactive fountains that light up at night, grab a coffee in one of the nearby food stalls, or just simply enjoy the scenery.

The 3km walkway is also the venue of Light Me Lusail, an International Light, Art, and Digital Media Festival, that was first held in December 2018.

Of course, those who love taking snapshots won't be able to resist taking a selfie or a group shot at the "I Love Lusail" sign.

2. Eat/drink at any of the food stalls/trucks at Lusail Marina Food Arena

Food trucks, coffee shops, food stalls made out of shipping containers, and unique food concepts are just some of the things you can expect from Lusail Marina Food Arena. It's up to you if you'll dine-in or drive-through, but one thing's for sure, you won't be leaving hungry.

3. Check out Lusail City's interesting buildings

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Lusail City has its own share of unique looking buildings. The Marina Twin Towers look like colorful Lego blocks while the Waterfront Hotel looks like it has cubes coming out of the building. Other interesting buildings to watch out for include the Lusail Stadium, Katara Towers, Place Vendome Mall.

Check the locations of these iconic structures here: https://www.iloveqatar.net/guide/places/top-5-iconic-structures-buildings-lusail-city-qatar

4. Visit Crescent Park with the family

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Opened in March 2019, the desert and sand dunes inspired park features "themed playgrounds, water features, shade structures, architectural features (kiosks, toilets, plant rooms, monuments) bike & pedestrian paths, plazas, seating areas, forested tree zones, open play lawn areas, sunken gardens, and ambient landscape accent/area lighting. For the sports enthusiast, a range of facilities is widely available such as; a football pitch, three basketball courts, two volleyball courts, three tennis courts, four bocce areas, a lawn bowling green, and bike trails," according to Lusail City.

5. Take a shot of Lusail's suspension bridges

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Designed by DISSING+WEITLING and built by Samsung C&T, this circular suspension bridge is surely one of Lusail's icons. While it already looks amazing during the day, it's even more wonderful at night when it lights up.

What to expect soon:

  • The 80,000 capacity Lusail Stadium will be hosting the final match of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ on December 18, 2022.
  • Consisting of four islands, the luxurious Qetaifan Islands will have both residential and entertainment areas to offer such as hotels, a beach club, Linear Park, retail plaza, beaches, and other world-class facilities.
    • The state-of-the-art Qetaifan Island North Waterpark scheduled to open in November 2021 will have an 80-meter water slide set to become the highest in the world plus 36 waterslides and rides
  • Place Vendome Mall will be the next high-end shopping destination and will also feature two five-star luxury hotels, a canal running through it directly from the sea, a mall with up to 600 different retail outlets, and a central entertainment area when it opens in 2021.
  • Katara Towers is set to open in 2021 and will house not only a luxurious five-star hotel but also the first six-star hotel in Qatar!
  • Lusail Tram (Light Rail Transit) will be connected to the Doha Metro and will consist of four lines.

How to get to Lusail City?

You can easily get to Lusail using the Doha Metro, your own private transportation, or by taking the taxi/ride-hailing services.

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Have you been to Lusail City? Have you seen any of these unique and interesting structures? What do you think of this up-and-coming destination? Share your thoughts in the comments! If you liked this article, don't forget to hit LIKE and SHARE with your friends.