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 ILoveQatar.net (ILQ) team has put together a guide on what to see and do at the Doha Corniche during the World Cup.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Local street vendors have taken up shop in various areas of the Doha Corniche, offering unique souvenirs, trinkets, and World Cup accessories!
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!
Hungry from exploring? Each area of the Doha Corniche is dotted with many food and beverage stalls offering different cuisines for every craving!
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!
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!
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!
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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!
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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.
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.
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