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Posted On: 7 December 2022 09:43 am

What to see and do at the Doha Corniche this World Cup

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The Doha Corniche has been transformed into a global street carnival during the World Cup with entertainment acts, street performers, parades, live screening of matches, and so much more happening daily! The festivities and activations cover 6 km from the Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel to MIA Park.

The (ILQ) team has put together a guide on what to see and do at the Doha Corniche during the World Cup.

Catch the 'Welcome to Qatar' show

The highlight of the Doha Corniche's array of entertainment and activities is the 'Welcome to Qatar' show. Featuring a symphony of fireworks, drones, and water ensemble, this free show is not to be missed. The show happens at 9 pm daily and the best view to witness it is in Central Corniche!

World Cup Countdown Clock

World Cup Countdown Clock
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One of the most iconic places in the Doha Corniche is the World Cup Countdown Clock which once showed the days, hours, and seconds left until the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ opening.

The central statue is housed in a glass dome, and the area is decorated with flags of the participating countries.

Country photo spots

Country photo spots doha corniche
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To welcome fans from all over the world, the Doha Corniche has been decorated with installations representing the many countries of the participating World Cup teams. It's a great spot for a cool photo with a seaside and skyline background.

Light installations

Doha Corniche lights
Lighted roads at the Doha Corniche

The Doha Corniche is particularly beautiful at night, with many light installations. The most significant that will catch your eye will be the overhead lighting that decorates the streets. You will also find lanterns, domes decorated with participating World Cup countries, interactive La'eeb lights, and much more!

Shop for trinkets!

Doha Corniche shops
You'll find unique items, artwork, and more!

Local street vendors have taken up shop in various areas of the Doha Corniche, offering unique souvenirs, trinkets, and World Cup accessories!

Try out henna hand art

Henna art at Doha Corniche
Choose from contemporary and traditional designs!

A popular cultural trend in Qatar is the intricate and beautiful hand henna art design. There are multiple stalls in Doha Corniche that offer these at affordable prices!

Choose from various designs displayed or get creative and think of your own!

Enjoy the many food options

Doha Corniche food stalls
Select from different cuisines, snacks and beverages!

Hungry from exploring? Each area of the Doha Corniche is dotted with many food and beverage stalls offering different cuisines for every craving!

Take a selfie with La'eeb!

La'eeb at Doha Corniche
Spot La'eeb in many different poses!

Qatar's beloved official World Cup mascot, La'eeb, can be found in different areas of the Doha Corniche. Find him in different festive poses and outfits for a cool selfie!

Watch live screenings of matches

Doha Corniche live screening matches
Never miss a World Cup match!

Eight large screens throughout the Doha Corniche broadcast live World Cup matches for free!

Never miss a goal, and get ready to cheer for your team!

Take home a World Cup souvenir!

Official FIFA World Cup merchandise at Doha Corniche
Shop for unique World Cup finds!

Located in the northern area of the Doha Corniche are shops offering officially licensed FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 merchandise. Shop for a memorable souvenir of the biggest tournament ever held in Qatar!

Join the festivities at the Saudi House

The Saudi House in the northern Doha Corniche is full of festivities where fans come to celebrate even on non-match days. There are food stalls, activities, and performances happening here, and it is worth checking out!

Enjoy the street parades and performances

Truly living up to its name as a global street carnival, there are parades, cultural performances, and street entertainment roaming the area to excite visitors.

Stage shows

Stage performances doha corniche
Image credit: Qatar 2022

The four main stages in the Doha Corniche feature numerous shows, from cultural acts to musical performances. The stages are located in the northern area, central corniche, near Corniche harbor, and at the southern area near the Museum of Islamic Art.


Have you visited the Doha Corniche yet during the World Cup? How was your experience? Let us know in the comments! Do share this article - it keeps us going!