One of Qatar’s oldest continuously inhabited areas, Al Wakrah has long been a seafaring trader, its people ploughing through the waves on the dhow boats whose sails inspired Al Wakrah Stadium. The boldly futuristic shape of the 40,000 capacity arena, which will host matches through to the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ quarter-finals, also mirrors the innovative, ambitious spirit of this place.
An extraordinary stadium for an adventurous city
Designed by Zaha Hadid, the eye-catching stadium will impress football
fans with its elegant looks and flawless pitch. Supporters will also find
plenty to do before and after matches, whether it’s taking a stroll along the
waterfront, buying unique local wares at the souq or discovering the area’s
rich history at a museum.
A world-class stadium to benefit the community
It won’t just be visitors from overseas who enjoy this wonderful venue.
Schools, a wedding hall, tennis courts, basketball courts, restaurants, a
swimming pool, gyms and marketplaces are just some of the new amenities that
will accompany Al Wakrah Stadium. Residents will see great long-term benefits
from the project, which will bring their tightly knit community even closer
The local football team, Al Wakrah Sports Club, will also be looking forward to the arena’s completion. After the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ it will become the club’s home, with a reduced capacity of 20,000 guaranteeing an electric atmosphere for their Qatar Stars League matches. The other 20,000 seats will be donated to football development projects overseas, once again demonstrating Al Wakrah’s innovative nature and ability to connect with far-off lands.