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Sports 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.

Sports in Qatar | The Ultimate Guide
Sports 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.


FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™

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


Qatar Grand Prix

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


IAAF World Athletics Championships

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


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.


Qatar MotoGP

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


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.


ATP Qatar Open

The first ATP Qatar Open took place in 1993 in Doha, Qatar. The tournament was a major milestone for tennis in the Middle East. It is held annually at Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex and is a highly anticipated one.

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.

Sports in Qatar | The Ultimate Guide