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Discover Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium

Designed as a tent in the desert, the stadium is yet another state-of-the-art facility destined to amaze thousands of FIFA World Cup™ fans. 

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Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium

Built on the site of the former Ahmad bin Ali Stadium itself, the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ stadium is located on the edge of the wilderness. The city of Al Rayyan is known as the gateway to the desert and has always championed environmental issues. Hence, the stadium is designed with sustainability in mind. After the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, the upper tier and almost half of the 40,000 seats will be handed over to football development projects abroad. 

How to get there?

  • Karwa, Uber and Careem drop-off and pick up facilities are easily available.

  • The Stadium is located in the Al Rayyan district, 20 kilometres west of Doha. A metro link connects the Stadium to the Mall of Qatar.

Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium’s façade features design elements that represent Qatari culture and Islamic architecture, and display aspects such as family values, the beauty of the desert, flora and fauna and international trade. These elements are integrated within a shield pattern that denotes strength and unity.

Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium
Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium

Highlights of the stadium

  • 40,000

    Seating capacity

  • Sustainability

    Core design element

  • Environment friendly


Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium's nearby attractions

 To understand Qatar’s history and heritage, Al Wajbah Fort makes an ideal destination to start with. Its one of Qatar’s oldest forts and was built in the 1882 time frame. Al Wajbah Fort is situated in the Al Rayyan area and played a pivotal role during the time the Ottomans ruled over Qatar. It was the Al Wajbah Fort that provided protection to Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani and his army from the Ottomans with its sturdy and thick walls, and its four watchtowers that were built to provide a good defence against enemies. The Ottomans were unsuccessful in taking over the fort and conceded their defeat in 1893, in a battle that came to be known as the ‘Battle of Al Wajbah’. Later, Al Wajbah Fort was used by Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani as a residence before being renovated in the latter half of the 20th century to become a historical site in Qatar.

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Nearby attractions

The bustling Mall of Qatar, with its impressive range of well-known retail outlets is close to the stadium, while the attractive Education City complex is a few minutes away along Dukhan Highway.

Not to miss

Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium