Qatar showcases 2022 hosting preparations at the Gulf Cup in Kuwait
The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy’s booth at the Qatar Zone pavilion offers football fans the opportunity to explore Qatar’s ongoing preparations to host the first-ever World Cup in the region on the sidelines of the 23rd Gulf Cup in Kuwait.
Organised by SC in association with Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) and Katara Cultural Village, Qatar Zone pavilion aims to promote Qatar as a tourist destination and update regional football fans on latest progress being made to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup™. It also provides visitors with a unique cultural discovery experience about Qatar through several exciting entertainment activities.
The SC’s booth at the Qatar Zone pavilion offers football fans the opportunity to explore Qatar’s ongoing preparations to host the first FIFA World Cup tournament in the region. Football fans visiting the SC booth learn about the designs of the 2022 World Cup stadiums and the SC’s region-wide legacy initiatives, such as Challenge 22, Generation Amazing and the Josoor Institute.
Upon his visit to the pavilion, Kuwait’s Minister of Commerce and Industry, H.E. Khalid Al-Roudhan, was given a presentation about 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ hosting preparations by SC Assistant Secretary General Tournament Affairs Nasser Al Khater.
Al-Roudhan, who was greeted at the SC booth by Secretary General H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi and Qatar Football Association (QFA) President Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, expressed his admiration at the distinctive development of the stadiums that will potentially host 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™.
He said: “What drew my attention was the Supreme Committee’s successful endeavour to give each stadium its own character and architectural splendour. It was as if each stadium was telling us a unique story. We are proud that Qatar are hosting the 2022 World Cup Qatar™. We are fully prepared to be with our Qatari brothers to support their efforts to host this huge international event as we are partners in this tournament, which does not represent Qatar alone. Qatar’s success in organizing this tournament means the success of all of us.”
SC Secretary General Hassan Al Thawadi expressed his happiness at the visit of Al-Roudhan to the Qatar Zone pavilion. He said: “It is not new for our Kuwaiti brothers to be with us, and we, on our turn, are seeking to repay them. We are all celebrating in Qatar Zone the lifting of the ban on Kuwaiti football.”
Al Thawadi added: “Qatar Zone pavilion reflects our belief that the 2022 World Cup would not be only be a source of inspiration for Qatar, but for the Arab world and the Middle East as well. We are keen to be at the big events to inform the members of the community of our plans, and to show them of our preparations and readiness to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.”
SC Assistant Secretary General for Tournament Affairs Nasser Al Khater hailed Qatar Zone pavilion as a wonderful platform that connects with regional football fans. He said: “We came here to celebrate with Kuwait and support the country after the lifting of the FIFA ban. Qatar Zone is a fantastic opportunity for us to connect with regional football fans and to update them on both the progress being made in our preparations for a historic FIFA World Cup and our efforts to make sure it is one that all Arabs will be proud of”.