The Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, home to the Al Rayyan Sports Club, is a gem on the crown of Qatar's World Cup hosting stadiums. The Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium will host up to 40,000 fans during the tournament's quarter-final stage.
The stadium is wrapped in a stunning illuminated façade that represents elements inspired by Qatar, such as the golden desert, native flora and family values. Additionally, the stadium displays structures resembling sand dunes, which are significant to Qatar.
Around this breathtaking stadium, you can view a tinge of modernity at a full-fledged mall, experience heritage at a treasured museum within the locality, and much more.
The ILoveQatar.net (ILQ) team is here with a list of places you could visit surrounding the stadium.
Do justice to your trip, use the metro green line, and get off at the Al Riffa Mall of Qatar Metro Station. Being one of the few overground metro routes, the ride gives you great city views.
The metro station has a walkway connecting to the Mall of Qatar, making it a seamless journey.
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Mall of Qatar has been a shopping, recreational and entertainment destination by popular choice.
The mall hosts versatile live shows, often on their central stage known as the "Oasis", has abundant eateries in an extensive foodcourt, high-end individual restaurants and houses all the clothing brands you can think of.
Got kids that need to be entertained? The mall solves that too with entertainment areas such as KizMondo & Rush!
Adjacent to the Mall of Qatar rests this 5-star property that could be a choice of stay or visit for a meal. The hotel offers an all-dining restaurant, an afternoon tea experience or even day-pass access to their pool and facilities.
If you are feeling sporty and want to hop on the Padel trend in Qatar; this might be your opportunity! Padel - Q is closely located at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium and allows you to book private sessions to suit your preferences.
You can book ahead via their application, wherein you can choose a preferred court and time slot. The application is available for iOS and Android users.
A 15-minute drive away from Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, the museum offers experiential insights into a private collection put together by one of Qatar's most prominent personalities' Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani.
The museum retains a historic fort structure, and the alleys house galleries displaying collectables like furniture, ancient Quranic scriptures, chandeliers, vintage cars & and so much more from around the world.
Do visit the museum with time on your hands. You could pre-book your tour via the website.
An exciting spot you can visit when touring the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium area is the Shahaniyah Camel Race Track. You get to witness Qatar's age-old tradition of camel racing, drive by as the camel's sprint and get up close for some photos.
The camel race track is approximately a 20-minute drive from the stadium.
Note: Camel racing season takes place from October to April every year.
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