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Sport in Qatar

Qatar is a passionate sporting nation, ranging from one of the oldest sports known to man (falconry) to international spectacles like the FIFA World Cup, Asian Games and Formula One.

Sport in Qatar | The Ultimate Guide
Sport in Qatar | The Ultimate Guide

You’ll witness a huge love of sports everywhere you go, from kite surfers in the bay and kids playing volleyball on the beach to thousands of fans cheering for their favourites at one of our world-class stadiums. Football, racing, golf, volleyball, tennis and more are celebrated at this leading destination for global sports tournaments.

Recent sports events in Qatar

Qatar has made huge investments in sports infrastructure and played host to exciting landmark tournaments – which you can revisit at our innovative 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum.

2022

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™

Qatar became the first Middle Eastern country to host football's biggest sporting event.

2021

Qatar Grand Prix

The inaugural F1 racing event took place at the Lusail International Circuit.

2019

IAAF World Athletics Championships

1,772 athletes from 206 teams competed in 49 events over 10 days.  

2011

AFC Asian Cup

The association football competition determines the continental champion of Asia. Reigning champions, the Qatari national team, will defend their title in Doha in 2023.

2004

Qatar MotoGP

Lusail International Circuit hosted its first motorcycle grand prix. In 2008, the lights went on for the very first night race.

2001

WTA Qatar Open

The first Qatar TotalEnergies Open is hosted at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex. The venue also plays host to the annual men’s annual Qatar ExxonMobil Open.

Highlights from Qatar’s biggest events 

Let’s look back at some of the most thrilling match moments, where the titans of sports showed off top performances at major sporting events.

Qatar’s love of modern and traditional sports

Discover a fascinating mix of old and new, where ancient traditions are cherished, and new favourites are sweeping the nation.

Feel more thrills

If you’re a sports lover looking for active breaks in Qatar, or love a dose of adventure on your visit, we have you covered. Imagine kayaking among the mangrove forests, paragliding from a sand dune or biking along mushroom-shaped rock formations. Here is our selection of fun sports activities to try.

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Upcoming sporting events in Qatar

Be first in line for adrenaline-pumping Qatar sports events that will have you on the edge of your seat.

Aedh Yousef & Abdulla Almana Concert
05 Oct
Music
U Venue

Aedh Yousef & Abdulla Almana Concert

Aedh Yousef & Abdulla Almana: Live Musical Performance

Formula 1® Qatar Airways Qatar Grand Prix 2023
06 Oct To 08 Oct
Sports
Lusail International Circuit

Formula 1® Qatar Airways Qatar Grand Prix 2023

Get ready to enjoy an exciting and unique experience in the world of Formula 1 racing.

Entertainer No. 1
06 Oct
Music
Qatar National Convention Center

Entertainer No. 1

Get ready for an unforgettable Bollywood experience featuring live performances by some of the industry's brightest stars!

Post Race Concert: Amr Diab
06 Oct
Music
Lusail International Circuit

Post Race Concert: Amr Diab

The first of the F1 weekend's post-race concerts kicks off with the legendary Egyptian artist Amr Diab at the Lusail International Circuit.

Geneva International Motor Show Qatar
07 Oct To 14 Oct
Free
Lifestyle
Doha Exhibition & Convention Center (DECC)

Geneva International Motor Show Qatar

Discover the Ultimate Festival of Automotive Excellence.

Classics Gallery
07 Oct To 14 Oct
Lifestyle
Doha Exhibition & Convention Center (DECC)

Classics Gallery

An exhibition highlighting a collection of the best cars ever made, in addition to showcasing vehicles with Qatari & Arabian provenance & pedigree, along with some automotive jewelry pieces from the car museum in Qatar.

Adventure hub
07 Oct To 13 Oct
Lifestyle
The Outpost Al Barari, Sealine

Adventure hub

Experience the exhilaration of test driving on a desert circuit and discover even more delights. Have an amazing adventure!

Post Race Concert: Alesso
07 Oct
Music
Lusail International Circuit

Post Race Concert: Alesso

On the second day of the F1 weekend, the shining star Alessio takes center stage at the post-race concert at the Lusail International Circuit.

Formula 1® Qatar Airways Qatar Grand Prix 2023
06 Oct To 08 Oct
Sports
Lusail International Circuit

Formula 1® Qatar Airways Qatar Grand Prix 2023

Get ready to enjoy an exciting and unique experience in the world of Formula 1 racing.

Qatar Airways Grand Prix of Qatar Moto GP 2023
17 Nov To 19 Nov
Sports
Lusail International Circuit

Qatar Airways Grand Prix of Qatar Moto GP 2023

Feel the thrill at Qatar MotoGP as top riders compete under dazzling lights for victory at Lusail International Circuit!

Mangrove Kayaking Adventure
12 May To 31 Aug
Sports
Purple Island, Al Khor

Mangrove Kayaking Adventure

It's a favourite vacation spot for who enjoys kayaking and discovering different bird species.

WTT Youth Contender Doha - Qatar
08 Oct To 19 Oct
Sports
Aspire Ladies Sports Hall

WTT Youth Contender Doha - Qatar

The tournament will take place in October.

4th Qatar Men ITF World Tennis Tour
09 Oct To 14 Oct
Sports
Khalifa Tennis and Squash Complex

4th Qatar Men ITF World Tennis Tour

An exciting tournament awaits you at Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex.

Qatar Masters Open
10 Oct To 20 Oct
Sports
To be confirmed

Qatar Masters Open

Qatar Masters Chess returns for its 3rd edition, led by World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen.

Expo 2023 Doha Challenger-Basketball
10 Oct To 11 Oct
Sports
Al Bidda Park

Expo 2023 Doha Challenger-Basketball

EXPO 2023 DOHA Challenger Basketball well be held in Al Bidda Garden.

QSF 3 PSA Challenger senior 30K
11 Oct To 15 Oct
Sports
Khalifa Tennis and Squash Complex

QSF 3 PSA Challenger senior 30K

Be there at the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex to attend QSF 3 PSA Challenger senior 30k.

Sport in Qatar | The Ultimate Guide