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Posted On: 31 July 2022 10:22 am
Updated On: 11 October 2022 05:25 pm

Must visit places near Al Janoub Stadium

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Places near al janoub stadium

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 (ILQ) team is here with a list of places that can be visited near the Al Janoub Stadium.

Al Janoub Stadium Park

Al Janoub Stadium and Park Qatar
Enjoy the park and the beautiful views!

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.

Souq Al Wakrah

Souq Al Wakrah Qatar
Spend an evening here for some relaxation.

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.

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Souq Al Wakrah Family Beach

Al Wakrah Old Souq Family Beach Qatar
The beach in front of Souq Al Wakrah is for families only.

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

Abu Manaratain Mosque souq al wakrah qatar
You must see this mosque without fail!

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.

Pearl Monument Roundabout

Pearl monument roundabout souq al wakrah qatar
Pearl Monument Roundabout

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!

Al Wakrah Dog Beach

dog beach al wakrah qatar
Have you been here before?

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.

Ezdan Mall, Al Wakrah

ezdan mall al wakrah
Ezdan Mall, Al Wakrah branch.

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?!

  • Timings:
    • Shops: Sun-Wed - 9 am - 10 pm; Thur-Sat - 9 am - 11 pm
    • Coffee shops: Sun-Wed: 7:30 am - 11 pm; Thur-Sat: 7:30 am - 12 am
    • Restaurants & food court: Sun-Wed - 10 am - 11 pm; Thur-Sat: 10 am - 12 am
    • Carrefour: 8:30 am - 12 am, daily
    • Note: All stores are closed on Fridays during prayer time from 11 am - 12:30 pm
  • Location: Al Wukair St, Al Wakrah
  • Contact number: +974 4433 4545
  • Instagram: @ezdanmall.wa

Food finds at Al Wakrah

what to eat at al wakrah
Are you hungry yet?!

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!

Hotels near the stadium

al janoub stadium
Image credit: Souq Al Wakra Hotel Qatar By Tivoli

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!


Have you visited any of these spots? Where will you be heading? Let us know in the comments section below!