His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Qassim Al Thani, Minister of Commerce and Industry, accompanied a delegation of senior officials on a tour of Al Thumama Stadium, during their visit to learn about Qatar’s preparations to host the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. This tour is part of the Qatar Economic Forum program.
The delegation, including His Excellency Mr. Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, President of the Republic of Togo, along with a number of dignitaries, including Mr. Scott Havens, CEO of Bloomberg Media, a large number of the Higher Organizing Committee of the Second Qatar Economic Forum 2022, representatives of diplomatic missions in Qatar, and CEOs of a number of Banks and major local and international companies, in addition to a large group of representatives of the local and international media, was briefed on the various facilities of Al Thumama Stadium and its readiness to host the World Cup matches.
Located 12 kilometers south of the heart of Doha, Al Thumama Stadium will host the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 matches from the group stage matches up to the quarter-finals. The design of the stadium was inspired by the gahfiya, the traditional woven head cap worn by men and boys across the Arab world.