With the FIFA World Cup just a few days away, expect to see football-related activities being held all over Doha. The one event to look out for is the FIFA Fan Festival, which will be held at Al Bidda Park starting on November 19, 2022.
This venue is big enough to accommodate more than a million guests. It is a perfect spot for adults and children alike to celebrate World Cup fever. Al Bidda Park is also accessible by car and public transport.
Festival for Football Fans in Qatar
As the FIFA World Cup draws near, fans can choose from the many events all over Doha. Not to be missed is the FIFA Fan Festival. According to FIFA.com, this festival is the sole destination to celebrate the World Cup with other fans.
The Fan Festival promises to be a day filled with music, football, food, and other activities. It will be held in Al Bidda Park from November 19 until December 18.
The park opens at 10 AM until 2 AM. Guests don’t need to pay an entrance fee since admission is free, but will need to present a Hayya card.
The festival runs for a month. Here are the many activities that you can expect:
- Live showing of the football tournament. You can watch the games on the giant screens placed in the park
- Concerts featuring international and local singers, popular performance artists will also take part in the festivities
- Feast on international and local dishes. There will be a food court featuring favorite dishes from Qatar and other countries
- Join in digital or physical football games at one of the gaming stations
- Zipline from Qatar Airways
- Try to match the skill of select FIFA legends and play against them in one-of-a-kind football matches
- Buy FIFA licensed products as souvenir of this once-in-lifetime event
Festival for Overseas Fans
Fans abroad can still participate in the FIFA World Cup activities through a digital platform. Just follow this link and get a chance to enjoy football fever wherever you are in the world.
When you visit this website, you can also watch previous host countries’ Fan Fests, such as Brazil and South Africa.
Get to know Al Bidda Park
Football fans will converge at Al Bidda Park to take part in the month-long Fan Festival. Have you ever been to Al Bidda Park? You might have noticed that there are various plants of all colors, shapes, and scents, all over the park.
You can also go to the amphitheater and see the Doha skyline. This amphitheater is where cultural performances are held. Or you can also see the Arched Monument and have your picture taken there. It is another famous landmark in Doha that you should not miss.
Children can also enjoy the play areas found all over the park. Let the young ones explore swings and zip lines. Or they can go rollerblading, cycling, or skateboarding. You can spend the entire day at the park.
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How to Get to Al Bidda Park During the FIFA Fan Fest
If you have your own car, getting to the park should be easy. However, keep in mind that parking may be limited during the tournament season. Alternately, you can also take the metro on the Red and Green lines. The other options would be to take the Stadium Express Bus, Shuttle Bus Loop or taxi.