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Posted On: 28 June 2018 03:22 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:00 pm

Five reasons why “Qatar Fan Zone” is a ‘must visit’ this summer

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Al Attiyah Fan Zone

Since the first ball was kicked on 14 June, thousands of fans have flocked to Ali Bin Hamad al-Attiyah Arena in Al Sadd to experience the world’s most anticipated sports event in a unique and unforgettable setting at the “Qatar Fan Zone”.

So far, the tournament has more than lived up to the expectation. There has been plenty of adrenaline and excitement, hard fought matches, goals and a few shocks and surprises along the way – everything that makes the ‘beautiful game’ one of the most followed sports on the planet.

Thanks to months of meticulous planning and preparation, fans in Qatar are able to watch the games in style, sample a vibrant and lively atmosphere akin to watching from the stadiums in Russia, and get a taste of what the fan experience will be like during the next tournament in 2022.

Here are just some of the reasons why the Qatar Fan Zone at Ali Bin Hamad al-Attiyah Arena is the perfect place to take in the world’s greatest sporting spectacle.

ABHA Arena Qatar Fan Zone 2018

1. Celebrate with football fans from around the world

In 2014, a research by Nielsen Sports showed that nearly half of the people in the world are interested in football and one fifth of them participate in the sport. Located in the heart of the Middle East and home to dozens of nationalities, Qatar is one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan countries in the world, turning Qatar Fan Zone into a rich hub of cultural diversity. Football brings people together – and there’s no better place to share your passion with fans from across the globe.

2. Enjoy the occasion in a sporting landmark that is conveniently located

Since hosting the 2015 World Men's Handball Championship, the Ali Bin Hamad al-Attiyah Arena has become a sporting landmark in Doha. The stadium has been the venue of choice for a large number of events including badminton, boxing, basketball and others. Its central location, easy access and 3,000 car parking spaces make it an ideal location for the country’s football enthusiasts to visit.

3. Get social and share key highlights thanks to high-speed connectivity

Vodafone Qatar has partnered with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), Qatar Tourism Authority and the Ministry of Culture & Sports as the official Telecoms Partner for the ‘Qatar Fan Zone.’ This year, the converged solutions provider is harnessing the power of its world-class mobile and fixed network to power Qatar Fan Zone and ensure high speed connectivity is available to visitors. Fans can share the experience and spread the excitement with ease – Tweeting, Snapping and Posting every kick, corner and goal.

4. Make the most of a host of entertaining activities

In addition to bringing Russia to Qatar by offering screenings of live matches, a variety of entertainment options are available to all members of the community. Qatar Fan Zone at Ali Bin Hamad al-Attiyah Arena is part of the Qatar Summer Festival and features a range of activities tailored to suit families and individuals of all ages. From free concerts and performances by artists and entertainers, pop-up activations and a huge range of food and beverage options, there truly is something for everyone.

5. Get a taste of what’s to come

In four years, Qatar will become the first Middle Eastern country to host the biggest show on earth. The Qatar Fan Zone offers football enthusiasts a ‘sneak peek’ of what the experience and atmosphere will be like for fans in Qatar in 2022 – from traditional Arabic hospitality, cutting-edge technology and connectivity in advanced stadiums through to vibrant, colourful and entertaining fan zones.

Qatar Fan Zone ABHA Arena Route Map

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