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AL JANOUB STADIUM | FIFA 2022 World Cup Stadium No.2

From North of Qatar in Al Khor down to the Southern part in Al Wakrah area, we proceed to our next featured stadium – AL JANOUB STADIUM. This stadium has been made ready long before the FIFA WORLD CUP in 2022 to host regional tournaments like the Amir Cup in 2019 which provided a taste of the experience fans will enjoy at this FIFA World Cup™ venue. Its also played host to the semi-finals of the 24th edition of the Arabian Gulf Cup in December 2019 when Qatar took on Saudi Arabia. This means that the stadium is built not only for a single purpose but can be sustained even for more events in the future.

Quick Information about AL JANOUB STADIUM:

Location (click here):Al Wakrah, 25km south of central Doha 
Gross capacity:40,000
Start of Construction:

Date Opened:
March 2014

16 May 2019 (Amir Cup)
Matches planned:Group matches and round of 16

What is the Architectural Inspiration of Al Janoub Stadium?

Shape:One of Qatar’s oldest continuously inhabited areas, Al Wakrah was long a centre for pearl diving and fishing. The traditional dhow boats used in these pursuits inspired the design of Al Janoub Stadium.

The FIFA World Cup 2022 committee was committed to delivering the most accessible tournament in its history. At Al Janoub, a ground-breaking sensory room was provided for people with autism and other neurobehavioral conditions, to enjoy events under expert supervision and in a supportive environment.
Special Features:The late Zaha Hadid is the architect whose firm designed the stadium’s boldly futuristic shape.
Contractors: MIDMAC, PORR Qatar, Six Construct
Estimated Cost (in EURO):€ 587.3 million
This futuristic arena alludes to Al Wakrah’s seafaring past – a spectacular bridge between old and new, and a strong visual representation of Qatar’s drive to reach beyond its shores.

How to get to Al Janoub Stadium?


Doha Metro –the nearest station is Al Wakra (Red line), where Metro shuttle services to/ from the stadium will be in operation.

Taxi drop-off/ pick up –Karwa, Uber and Careem drop–off/ pick up facilities are located to the east of the stadium.

Car Parking (General admission fans) –Five car parks are located near the stadium.

What are the Hotels and Leisure areas near Al Janoub Stadium?

Hotels:Souq Al Wakra Hotel Qatar By Tivoli

TIME Rako Hotel
Malls:Ezdan Mall – Al Wakrah
Hospital/Clinics:Al Wakra Hospital – Hamad Medical Corporation

Al Wakra HC – PHCC

Naseem Al Rabeeh

KIMSHEALTH Qatar Medical Centre
Other Tourist Spots:Souq Waqif Al Wakrah

Al Wakrah Port

Al Wakra Municipality Family Beach

Messaieed San Dunes

What are the plans for Al Bayt Stadium after FIFA 2022?

It’s not just visitors from overseas who can enjoy this wonderful venue. A school; wedding hall; cycling, horse riding and running tracks; restaurants; marketplaces; gyms; and parkland are just some of the new amenities that are being developed to accompany Al Janoub Stadium. Residents will see great long-term benefits from the project, which will bring their tightly knit community even closer together.

190516_Al Janoub Stadium Launch Fan Zone

After the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, Al Janoub Stadium will become a new home for sport and entertainment in southern Qatar. Its capacity will be reduced to 20,000, guaranteeing an electric atmosphere. The other 20,000 seats will be donated to football development projects overseas, once again demonstrating Al Wakrah’s innovative nature and ability to connect with far-off lands.


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