With awe inspiring architecture, a collection of world beating museums, and a rapidly growing program of events and activities, Qatar is fast establishing itself as the cultural hub of the Middle East. With so much attention focused on the successful hosting of the FIFA World Cup 2022, it is also easy to forget there is so much happening right here in Qatar right now. As the International Air Transport Association prepares to convene in capital Doha for the 70th Annual General Meeting, Breaking Travel News here takes a look at what is on offer in the destination.
Over the next few days Qatar will showcase some of its impressive cultural developments to aviation industry leaders who have gathered in Doha for the IATA Annual General Meeting. Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, chairperson of Qatar Museums, Doha Film Institute and Reach Out to Asia, has been among some of the thought leaders who have helped to create an exciting future for the stunning destination.
A new tourism law is set to be issued by the Qatari government this month to enable Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) to create more infrastructure ahead of the 2022 Football World Cup in Doha.
The FIFA 2022 World Cup may be a decade away but its host Qatar is already embarking on a hospitality programme that will transform it into one of the world’s most exciting destinations. BTN takes a look at the tiny nation with grand plans.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has come out fighting in defence of the decision to give the World Cup to Russia and Qatar. Insisting losing bidders – in particular England – accept the decision gracefully, Blatter argued the hosts for the 2018 and 2022 competitions were “natural” choices.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has moved to quell growing concern among gay football fans over the decision to award the 2022 FIFA World Cup to Qatar. Homosexuality remains illegal in the country, with fears the tournament will therefore not be open to gay fans.
The Gulf state of Qatar has unveiled five sporting legends from across the region as ambassadors for its bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. With England, Japan and Russia also in the running, the fierce competition will culminate in a vote in Zurich later this year.