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Posted On: 27 September 2019 04:03 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:21 pm

All you need to know about IAAF Doha 2019

Leena Chung
Leena Chung
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The World Athletics Championships, the third-largest in the world, will be held for the first time in Qatar from today. In order to enjoy this thrilling event, we wanted to share with everything you need to know!

General Information

● Event name: IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019

● Dates: 27 September – 6 October 2019

● Venue: Khalifa International Stadium & Doha Corniche

● Main track and field competitions are taking place at the stadium while the road races are taking place at Doha Corniche

● The event is biggest sporting event this year and happening in the Middle East for the very first time

● Over 2000 athletes from over 200 countries are competing in Doha

● 2 viewing screens at Sheraton Park + Orry Statue

Opening Ceremony

● 27 September 11 pm at Corniche

● Spectators can access from Hotel Park (Sheraton) & Souq Waqif seaside

● There will be fireworks!

● Doha Metro will run from 2pm - 3am on this special day

Tournament Calendar

The world champions will compete in 49 races and competitions at Khalifa International Stadium and on Doha Corniche during the tournament, which runs until October 6. Click here to see the full calendar.

Free Shuttle Services

Free shuttle service to the Khalifa stadium is offered to spectators with tickets to IAAF World Championships Doha 2019, click here to find the nearest station to you!


● Tickets can be bought online and through our ticketing booths at Doha Festival City and City Center malls + at the entrance of the Khalifa International Stadium.

● No tickets are required for the 5 road races happening at the Doha Corniche

Prohibited items

Ministry of Interior has issued a list of prohibited items for the spectators during the IAAF 2019. The prohibited items include fireworks, glass bottles, small strollers, in addition to sharp tools, pets and other solid objects that may cause harm to the bearer. The prohibited items are shown in security checking tents.

IAAF prohibited items

Enjoy this big event in Qatar and support your favourite team! Don't forget to cheer for #TeamQatar as well!