Skip to main content

Qatar Tourism

Media Centre

Qatar Tourism's press kit contains images, videos, factsheets and FAQs to show what Qatar has to offer as a destination and the experiences available.

Broadcasters and media owners can use our content free of charge for a year subject to including the line ‘Courtesy of Qatar Tourism’.  The reference should be displayed in a readable font for the viewer and be positioned in the corner of the screen. If you are a corporate or commercial entity, please contact Qatar Tourism for permission using the form below.

Please click the links below to download a selection of images of Qatar’s top attractions and experiences.

Please click the links below to download a selection of videos of Qatar’s top attractions and experiences.

Destination videos

Qatar Tourism has an extensive footage library, from the skies, to close-ups of all the adventures, action and activities on offer in the country.

We have compiled a selection of 1080p videos of Qatar’s top attractions.

Terms & Conditions: Destination videos should be credited to Qatar Tourism

Spectacular aerial views of Qatar

Enjoy stunning aerial views of Qatar, showcasing the country's offerings in terms of nature, gems, city highlights and beyond.

Portraits of Qatar

Portraits of Qatar presents our favourite stories from inspiring role models that live on our vibrant peninsula.

For additional videos, please contact our team by filling in the form below.

Qatar Tourism Media Pack

Welcome to Qatar

Explore the Middle East’s best kept secret.

Qatar Tourism Media Pack

Qatar: Key Facts

Useful information, the must-have mobile applications, and key facts about Qatar.

Qatar Tourism Media Pack

Top things to do

What to do in Qatar – inside and outside of Doha.

Qatar Tourism Media Pack

Dining in Qatar

Top places to dine in Qatar.

Qatar Tourism Media Pack

Qatar & Culture

Discover traditional Qatari culture.

Qatar is ready to welcome over one million fans to the Middle East’s first ever FIFA World Cup™. Visitors will find a huge variety of sights and attractions to experience beyond the matches, all with the promise of warm Arabian hospitality.

Here we have compiled answers to our most frequently asked questions. For additional enquiries please do not hesitate to contact us using the form below.

 

Qatar Tourism Media Pack
  • With so much to explore travellers should head to www.visitqatar.com, or download the Visit Qatar App, to discover the country’s abundance of undiscovered experiences and varied itineraries suitable for every type of trip and traveller.
  • Qatar is home to a diverse range of heritage, historical and modern sights, from the Al Zubarah UNESCO World Heritage Site to the futuristic Msheireb Downtown Doha, from the bustling Souq Waqif to the glamorous The Pearl-Qatar manmade island.
  • Iconic museums include the National Museum of Qatar, the Museum of Islamic Art, and the recently opened 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museums.
  • Nature lovers can seek out the famous Arabian Oryx on a desert safari, kayaking through mangroves, or spot Whale Sharks, the largest fish in the world which gathers in large numbers of Qatar’s coast, on a dedicated tour.
  • The impressive 'Inland Sea' or Khor Al Adaid, a UNESCO -recognised site, lies to the south of Doha, and is one of the few places in the world where the sea encroaches into the desert.
  • In terms of crime and general safety, Qatar has consistently been ranked the safest country in the world by Numbeo from 2029-2023.
  • Thanks to comprehensive measures put in place by the government, Qatar recorded a very low Covid-19 mortality rate by global comparison, and more than 7.5million vaccine doses have been administered in the country date.
  • Qatar Tourism runs a Service Excellence programme to galvanise everyone in the country to ensure best-in-class experiences at every stage of a visitor’s journey, from the “Qatar Clean” hygiene and cleanliness plan to a comprehensive training programme for tourism workers.
  • Launched with the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH), “Qatar Clean” is a certification we give to hotels and attractions that meet the highest standards of hygiene and safety. 100% of Qatar Tourism licensed hotels are now certified.

Lusail Stadium:

  • Capacity: 80,000
  • Designed by British architects Foster + Partners, Lusail Stadium is designed to mirror the ancient Arab craft of bowl weaving, with the interplay of light and shadow that characterises the traditional fanar lantern. At night, an advanced lighting system will maximise the interaction of the light and openings in the façade, mimicking the welcoming glow of a fanar lantern for approaching fans.

Stadium 974

  • Capacity: 40,000
  • Designed by FIA Fenwick Iribarren Architects, Stadium 974 is constructed entirely from shipping containers and modular steel, a homage to Qatar’s tradition of worldwide trade and seafaring.

Al Thumama Stadium:

  • Capacity: 40,000
  • The first FIFA World Cup™ venue to be designed by a Qatari architect – Ibrahim M. Jaidah. The stadium has a smooth and simple outer form, covered with white cladding. The inspiration for the design stems from a gahfiya, a traditional woven cap worn by Arab men.

Al Bayt Stadium

  • Capacity: 60,000
  • The first match of the first FIFA World Cup 2022™ to take place in the Middle East will fittingly be held in a stadium called ‘home’, in Arabic. Al Bayt Stadium is built in the shape of a traditional Bedouin tent, bayt al sha’ar, a symbol of hospitality in the desert where guests are welcomed to relax and meet the locals.

Al Janoub Stadium

  • Capacity: 40,000
  • This stadium’s design reflects the sails of Qatar’s wooden dhow boats, traditionally responsible for much of the country’s economy. Al Janoub Stadium was designed by British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid.

Ahmad bin Ali Stadium

  • Capacity: 40,000
  • The design of Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan is the story of Qatar. The most striking feature is a glowing façade, comprised of patterns that characterise different aspects of the country: the importance of family, beauty of the desert,  native flora and fauna, and the local and international trade.

Education City Stadium

  • Capacity: 40,000
  • Dubbed the “Diamond in the Desert” owing to its façade, Education City Stadium opened in June 2020. Nestled amidst the university campuses in Qatar Foundation's Education City complex, the stadium is shaped like a jagged diamond.

Khalifa International Stadium

  • Capacity: 40,000
  • Built in 1976 in Al Rayyan, Khalifa International Stadium has long been the cornerstone of the country's significant sporting tradition. Transformed and reopened in 2017 ahead of the FIFA World Cup™, the stadium now boasts an ultramodern shape and dual arches that represent continuity and embracing fans from around the globe.

For more information on all the stadiums visit: https://www.visitqatar.qa/intl-en/things-to-do/adventures/other-sports-and-activities/stadium-in-qatar

  • An extensive tourism development strategy is underway, including the construction of many new resorts, hotels and hotel apartments, which will meet the needs of every budget.
  • The work does not stop after the World Cup as the country has an ambitious strategy to boost the number of inbound visitors to Qatar to more than six million a year by 2030.
  • Exceptional new tourism developments have been opening across the country, for example:
    • Al Maha Island, featuring Lusail Winter Wonderland with 50 rides, restaurants and cafes, world-famous beach clubs and live entertainment.
    • Billed as the first “Entertainment Island” in Qatar, the upcoming Qetaifan Island North project will feature floating hotels, beach clubs and a water park with 36 rides.
    • The West Bay North Beach Project, which will encompass 40,000 square metres of premium beachfront in the heart of Doha. Three beaches already opened as part of this last year: West Bay Beach, B12 Beach Club Doha, and DOHASANDS Beach Club.
  • Qatar has hosted more than 600 sporting events over the last ten years, and many of these will continue post-2022. There are a number of annual sporting events that will continue to be hosted in Qatar after the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ including the WTA Qatar Ladies Open and Qatar ExxonMobil (tennis), Commercial Bank Golf Masters (golf), and Grand Prix of Qatar (motorcycling).
  • Additionally, Qatar will host the 2030 Asian Games.
  • At the pinnacle of the sporting calendar will be the Formula 1 Qatar Grand Prix, which Qatar will host for ten years from 2023. The maiden Qatar Formula 1 Grand Prix took place at the Lusail Circuit last year and was a great success.
  • Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism has also announced partnerships with GKA Kite World Tour and the global IRONMAN series, to become their official airline and tourism partners until 2024 and 2025 respectively.
  • The main target for is an ambitious goal to welcome more than six million visitors a year by 2030.
  • The national tourism strategy also aims to, by 2030:
    • Increase the tourism contribution to GDP to 12%
    • Increase visitors’ in-destination spend by three- to four-fold from 2019 levels
    • Position Doha as one of the top 20 cities by spend per tourist
    • Make Qatar a global leader in Service Excellence

Qatar Tourism operates a hotline to provide visitors with information about all the top things to do, events, and Qatar Tourism’s products and services:

Tourism Hotline

  • Local: 106
  • International: +974 4406 9921

Qatar Event Calendar

Qatar has a vibrant calendar of festivals and tourism events that take place every year and help build interest in the country’s diverse and authentic tourism offerings.

left image
right image

Take holiday snaps to the next level with #PostsOfQatar

Posts of Qatar is an incredible live destination art experience featuring goalpost-shaped installations that frame some of Qatar’s most picturesque views.

Two of the goalposts have been designed by artists from Qatar and the remaining eight by artists from nations that have previously won the tournament: England, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. The artwork demonstrates the role that football can play in bringing together cultures from across the world and also functions as an immersive tour through Qatar’s most iconic locations.

Information and directions to every post can be found by visiting: https://visitqatar.com/intl-en/campaigns/posts-of-qatar

For photographs, videos and key media materials:

Qatar Tourism Media Pack

For more information please contact us on: 

Email address: pressoffice@visitqatar.qa 

Phone number:  

Local: 106
International: +974 4406 9921