QNTC & DFI continue successful collaboration to boost domestic tourism
Qatar National Tourism Council in cooperation with the Doha Film Institute (DFI), announced that the two FIFA Club World Cup 2021 semi-final games will be broadcast on February 7 and 8, 2021, at DFI’s drive-in Cinema in Lusail.
The initiative provides fans with the opportunity to support their teams, and enjoy the excitement and enthusiasm of football without violating social distancing or other precautionary measures. Highlighting Qatar’s cultural diversity, this initiative is also reflective of the country’s passion for sports in general and football in particular.
The drive-in cinema will broadcast the first semi-final between Brazilian Libertadores Cup champion Palmeiras and the Tigres UANL Concacaf’s Champions on February 7, 2021 at 9 pm. Europe’s champion Bayern Munich will play its first game against Africa’s Champions Al Ahly SC, on February 8, 2021 at 9 pm. The drive-in cinema can accommodate 159 cars, and ticket prices range from 120 to 150 Qatari riyals.
Mr. Berthold Trenkel, Chief Operating Officer of Qatar National Tourism Council said: “We continue our successful partnership with the Doha Film Institute to develop entertainment experiences for citizens and residents that contribute to domestic tourism while focusing on adhering to safety measures due to current circumstances. Qatar continues to strengthen its position as a hub for major international events such as the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. Successfully hosting tournaments such as the FIFA Club World Cup shows the world Qatar's readiness and capabilities in organising events in exceptional circumstances, further enhancing our position as a safe destination."
Fatma Hassan Alremaihi, Chief Executive Officer of the Doha Film Institute, said: “Bringing audiences together at safe social distances, the open-air experience of drive-in cinemas are a perfect way to bring the excitement of the game to the community at a time when it's challenging for many to go to a game now. A retro favourite, the drive-in during the pandemic is being reimagined across the world, giving us new ways to experience films, music, sports, and live performances. We are proud to be collaborating with Qatar National Tourism Council to celebrate our great love of football and share our enthusiasm with the public as we prepare to host the world’s biggest sporting extravaganza next year.”
To ensure a smooth entertainment experience at the drive-in cinema, every passenger above 18 must show their Ehteraz. Each ticket is valid for one car with a maximum capacity of 4 individuals, all of whom must be above 12 years of age. Each car is allowed two chairs within the designated parking area, The drive-in cinema opens one hour before the games start to ensure smooth and organised entry.
Tickets to watch the two semi-finals on the drive-in screen in Lusail can be purchased at the following link: https://www.dohafilminstitute.com/nowplaying .
QNTC continues to work with partners from the public and private sectors to promote sports tourism - a key focus area. The sports tourism sector is complemented by Qatar’s advanced sports facilities and capabilities along with its reputation as a host for major international tournaments such as the 2022 World Cup, the World Aquatics Championships 2023, the 2023 World Judo Championships, and the 2030 Asian Games.
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About Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC)
Qatar National Tourism Council’s mission is to firmly establish Qatar on the global map as a place where cultural authenticity meets modernity, and where people of the world come together to experience unique offerings in culture, sports, business and family entertainment.
QNTC’s work is guided by the Qatar National Tourism Sector Strategy (QNTSS), which seeks to diversify the country’s tourism offering and increase visitor spending.
Since launching QNTSS, Qatar has welcomed over 14 million visitors. The economic impact of the tourism sector in Qatar is becoming increasingly visible with the government designating tourism in 2017 a priority sector in pursuit of a more diverse economy and more active private sector.