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Visit Al Thumama Stadium


Built for the FIFA World Cup 2022™, Thumama Stadium is built in the shape of local headwear. 

Al Thumama Stadium

The first stadium designed by a Qatari architect, Ibrahim Mohammed Jaidah drew inspiration from the gahfiya, traditional headwear in Qatar and across MENA. The stadium’s white cladding mimics the complex design of the gahfiya, a head piece worn by young boys before they reach adulthood, at which point ghutras are added atop the gahfiya.

 

 

How to get there?

  • The stadium can be reached by car or taxi.

Al Thumama Stadium is named after the area in which it is located, which, in turn, took its name from a tree that grows locally. After the FIFA World Cup 2022™, the stadium’s seating capacity will be halved, and it will become a mixed-use leisure development.  

 

 

Al Thumama Stadium received the MIPIM/Architectural Review Future Project Award 2018 in the sport and stadiums category.  It also won the best design award in the “Sports Facilities and Stadiums Under Construction” category at the 17th edition of the MIPIM/Architectural Review Future Project Awards. This award recognizes the technological innovations used in their design and construction, as well as their connection to the environment. 

Al Thumama is 12 km from central Doha, and is home to the Kahramaa Awareness Park. This futuristic three-story complex is a purpose-built education park dedicated to raising awareness about electricity and water conservation. A variety of augmented reality exhibitions, 3D films and interactive games, take visitors on a journey, while teaching them about the importance of resource conservation for Qatar’s future generations.

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