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Qatar Tourism announces 3-day ‘Darb Lusail Festival’ to mark Lusail Boulevard opening


Qatar Tourism, in partnership with Qatar Airways, the Qatar-MENASA 2022 Year of Culture (Yoc), Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), and Qatari Diar is hosting the Darb Lusail Festival, which will run from November 3–5, 2022, to mark the opening of the Lusail Boulevard.


Qatar Tourism, in partnership with Qatar Airways, the Qatar-MENASA 2022 Year of Culture (Yoc), Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), and Qatari Diar is hosting the Darb Lusail Festival, which will run from November 3–5, 2022, to mark the opening of the Lusail Boulevard.

The three-day family friendly festival will be a celebration of Lusail city and will inaugurate Qatar’s latest landmark and pedestrian-friendly avenue, Lusail Boulevard. Each night of the festival will focus on a particular MENASA region as Qatar-MENASA 2022 YoC continues to celebrate the remarkable cultures that make up the region, starting with the Middle East on November 3 in the Boulevard. November 4 will see the festival activities also include a Lusail stadium takeover for a spectacular South Asian night, and North Africa representation will close the festival at Lusail Boulevard on November 5.

The three-day festival will feature headline concerts and DJs, spectacular drone shows along with roaming shows every night. Doors to the Boulevard will open at 5pm, with the drone shows scheduled for 7pm.

Lusail Boulevard is the latest iconic destination in Qatar to open, and will feature a broad range of retail, dining, entertainment, and hospitality offers providing visitors with a truly unique experience.

Non-ticketed performances by artists Abdulaziz Louis and Joseph Attieh will take place on November 3 and Ahmed Saad will take the stage on November 5. The only ticketed event will be on November 4 where Lusail stadium will host some of South Asia’s biggest stars including Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, singer Sunidhi Chauhan, composing duo Salim-Sulaiman and other acts such as Perfect Amalgamation.

Doors open for the Lusail Stadium event at 4 pm and guests can enjoy the pre-show entertainment featuring DJs, comedians, and other performers. Tickets for this show are now available online in the following categories:

  • Category 1:      QAR 200
  • Category 2:      QAR 150
  • Category 3:      QAR 80
  • Category 4:      QAR 40

Click here to buy tickets. (hyperlinked)

Only holders of an approved Hayya Card, issued for a FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™️ match, will be permitted access to the venue.

For media-related inquiries, please contact Qatar Tourism’s Press Office on:

+974 3392 4466 |  

About Qatar Tourism

Qatar Tourism’s mission is to establish Qatar 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, rooted in Service Excellence. Qatar Tourism will regulate and develop the tourism industry, encouraging investment from the private sector. It will set the national strategy for the tourism sector, reviewing it periodically and overseeing its implementation, with the aim of diversifying tourism offerings in the country and increasing visitor spend. Through our network of international offices in priority markets, and cutting-edge digital platforms, Qatar Tourism is expanding Qatar’s presence globally and enhancing the tourism sector.


About The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC)

The SC is well advanced in the implementation of host country operations for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. The SC is also making rapid progress in building stadiums and other infrastructure, and ensuring the tournament and its preparations contribute to Qatar's sustainable development.

From the stadiums where football history will be made to infrastructure, accommodation and transport, the SC and its stakeholders are making sure that Qatar is ready to welcome the world this winter.

The Committee aims to showcase Qatar's unique identity through a FIFA World Cup 2022™ that connects people in a shared celebration of football and the region. Every fan will enjoy an unforgettable and seamless tournament in Qatar, feeling at home as they, their friends and families explore an amazing world of experiences with generosity at its heart.

Hosting the tournament is already creating a lasting legacy. Through infrastructure, education, football for development, support for regional innovation and a dedication to improving workers' welfare, the SC’s efforts are forging a better future for Qatar, the Middle East, Asia and the world.

About Qatar Airways

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was recently announced as the ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2022 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax.  The airline continues to be synonymous with excellence having won the main prize for an unprecedented seventh time (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2022), while also being named ‘World’s Best Business Class’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’.

Qatar Airways currently flies to more than 150 destinations worldwide, connecting through its Doha hub, Hamad International Airport, currently named the ‘Best Airport in the World” by Skytrax World Airport Awards 2022.

About Qatari Diar

Qatari Diar Real Estate Company was established in 2005 by the Qatar Investment Authority, the sovereign wealth fund of the State of Qatar. Headquartered northeast of capital Doha on the coast of the Arabian Gulf. Qatari Diar was entrusted to support Qatar’s growing economy and to coordinate the country’s real estate development priorities.

The company’s flagship project, Lusail City, was launched in December 2005 and quickly went on to gain tremendous praise for its innovative approach to real estate. The progressive self-contained city is the largest single development to be undertaken in the State of Qatar and although it is currently under construction, Lusail already signifies Qatar’s progress on a grand scale, reflecting the vision and quality that have become synonymous with Qatari Diar.

Parallel to its significant real estate developments within Qatar, the Company has been committed since the beginning to bringing its vision to life, one for real estate that improves the quality of life and contributes to the community and onto the international stage. Today, Qatari Diar has established itself as one of the world’s most trusted and respected real estate companies because of its commitment to quality, local community, partnership, and sustainability.

As of Year 2021, Qatari Diar has a shared capital of US $8.1 billion, With 50 investment projects under development held in 20 countries around the world, combining an investment value of around US$35 billion.

About Years of Culture

Culture is one of the most effective tools to bring people closer together, encourage dialogue, and deepen understanding between nations. 

Under the leadership of its Chairperson Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qatar Museums (QM) developed the annual “Years of Culture” initiative — an international cultural exchange that deepens understanding between nations and their people. Though formal programming lasts only one year, the ties of friendship that are strengthened and formed are long-lasting. 

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the 2022 Year of Culture will offer programming from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA). 

The Qatar-MENASA Year of Culture 2022 will include countries and communities from: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Bhutan, Egypt, India, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Maldives, Morocco, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Türkiye, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

Qatar-MENASA Year of Culture 2022 has been developed in collaboration with leading organizations in Qatar, including Doha Film Institute, Education Above All, Katara Cultural Village, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar Charity, Qatar Football Association, Qatar Foundation, Qatar Museums, Qatar National Library, Qatar National Tourism Council, Qatar Olympic Committee, Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, with assistance from Doha-based embassies of participating countries.

Previous Years of Culture have included: Qatar-Japan 2012, Qatar-UK 2013, Qatar-Brazil 2014, Qatar-Turkey 2015, Qatar-China 2016, Qatar-Germany 2017, Qatar-Russia 2018, Qatar-India 2019, Qatar-France 2020, and Qatar-USA 2021. Past sponsors include Qatar Airways, Vodafone, Qatar Gas, Shell, Ooredoo, Shangri-La Hotel and Resorts, Lulu Group International, Qatar Financial Centre, Qatar Petroleum, and ExxonMobil. 

Follow and tag Qatar-MENASA 2022 Year of Culture on: @yearsofculture, #yearsofculture #QatarMENASA2022