Al Janoub Stadium, the first FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ stadium to be built is located in Al Wakra municipality. Owing to the pearl diving and fishing past of the area, Al Janoub Stadium's design is inspired by the traditional dhow boats.
Renowned late-architect Zaha Hadid's firm designed the futuristic shape of this 40,000-capacity stadium. The stadium opened on 16 May 2019 with the Amir Cup Final. It also hosted a match in the knockout stage of the 24th Arabian Gulf Cup where Saudi Arabia played Qatar in a semi-final on 5 December 2019.
The stadium is located among many attractions that are worth checking out. The ILoveQatar.net (ILQ) team is here with a list of places that can be visited near the Al Janoub Stadium.
This beautiful stadium is surrounded by a park that was opened on Qatar National Sport Day in 2020. Visitors can enjoy the jogging, walking and cycling tracks, children's play areas, exercise spots, and the football area.
A popular souq in the area is the Al Wakrah Old Souq. Dine at the restaurants here, sip a coffee at one of the cafes or just chill at the souq. You'll also find many shops selling dates, honey, nuts, spices, handicrafts and more. Check out our walkthrough of the souq here.
Relax at this family beach that is right next to the souq. It is a great place to hang out with your loved ones. Please follow and respect the guidelines if you intend to go to this beach.
Abu Manaratain Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Al Wakrah and is located within Souq Al Wakrah. The mosque only has one minaret and is a great spot for photography lovers.
Another notable and famous structure reflecting the pearl diving heritage of the city is the Pearl Monument Roundabout. It is located near Souq Al Wakrah and was constructed in the 1980s. Do check it out too!
It's time to take your furry friends to the beach. This dog-friendly beach can be found just in front of the Al Wakrah Public Garden. This is a great spot for your dogs to have the time of their lives! The water is clear and shallow too.
This is the closest mall to the stadium, where you can find everything from eateries and shopping to many things to do for kids. When are you going?!
Take snack or food breaks at some of the best places to savour local, regional and international delicacies. We've put out a list for you - happy eating!
There are notable hotels near the stadium, like TIME Rako Hotel, known for its spa and other facilities. There is also Souq Al Wakra Hotel Qatar by Tivoli which has restaurants serving Arabic, Mediterranean, and more!
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