Fans touring to Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup can anticipate a very particular and unique experience, a high-ranking Qatari official mentioned.
The organizers are working onerous to make sure fans take pleasure in probably the most compact match in trendy historical past, the CEO of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC Nasser al-Khater mentioned Sunday during a webinar hosted by the Swiss Business Council Qatar.
“Much of our focus stays on operational planning and guaranteeing we provide a fan experience which makes this World Cup unique,” mentioned al-Khater, who was talking to an viewers of 21 chairpersons from enterprise councils and chambers of commerce based mostly in Qatar.
“We wish to be certain fans have a holistic experience by way of transport and are capable of watch multiple match per day. There will likely be giant fan zones in strategic places, an unlimited vary of actions and the chance to stroll between West Bay and Souq Waqif.”
The webinar was organized with a view to focus on the challenges posed by the Corona Virus pandemic to Qatar’s enterprise group, together with preparations for the World Cup. Al-Khater mentioned work had continued unabated in current months regardless of the continued challenges.
“We have reached 85% completion throughout our development portfolio. Two extra stadiums will likely be launched by the top of this yr, adopted by Lusail, al-Thumama and Ras Abu Aboud in 2021. We could have a minimum of a yr between the completion of the stadiums and the start of the World Cup.”
“The pandemic has affected everybody – and naturally, our challenge will not be immune. However, preparations have continued, and now we have taken all the required well being and security measures – according to authorities laws. We have all change into very accustomed to Zoom and Microsoft Teams in current months,” he added.
The current completion of Education City Stadium – the third tournament-ready venue for Qatar 2022 – was a proud achievement, mentioned al-Khater.
“It was very difficult to prepare a digital occasion during the pandemic, however we didn’t wish to maintain again. We needed to be progressive and pay tribute to the frontline well being employees. The dwell applications we produced in collaboration with Qatar Foundation and beIN SPORTS had been a becoming tribute to everybody who has given a lot to battle this dreadful virus.”
Al-Khater mentioned he hoped the pandemic wouldn’t have an effect on Qatar’s internet hosting of the World Cup – however mentioned the nation could be ready for all eventualities.