Fuwairit Kite Beach Resort
The Fuwairit Kite Beach Resort, the new world-class destination for kite sports northeast of Doha was inaugurated thursday. The beach resort was inaugurated by HE Minister of Environment and Climate Change Sheikh Dr. Faleh bin Nasser bin Ahmed bin Ali Al-Thani, and HE Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive and Qatar Tourism Chairman Akbar Al Baker. The event welcomed several VIP guests, top-ranking kitesurfing champions, and media for an evening of tours and festivities to highlight the premium features of Fuwairit, marking yet another sports destination for travelers from around the world.
Along with great conditions and beautiful sandy shores, the resort features several spaces for relaxation including a pool, yoga pavilion, padel courts, an outdoor cinema, and a state-of-the-art gym. With a total of 50 rooms, the resort offers 40 beach-front rooms, where guests can enjoy the tranquility of the natural lagoon.
The resort is part of the Tapestry Collection by the Hilton brand and is focused on providing guests with a unique style and vibrant personality to authentically match the vibrancy of the kitesurfing community and gorgeous location. The specialist Kitesurf Centre will be operated by Discover Qatar, the Destination Management Company of Qatar Airways. Package options are available on the Discover Qatar website and include accommodation, kitesurf lessons, day passes with equipment hire, and much more.
HE Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive and Qatar Tourism Chairman Akbar Al Baker said: "Qatar is a multi-faceted tourist destination and today, we unveil our latest milestone in reaffirming our status as a world-class travel destination. The spirit of Qatar Airways, is to bring the world together through travel and sport. Kitesurfing perfectly complements both these avenues, and we look forward to welcoming kitesurfers of all levels to this state-of-the-art resort.
We are fortunate to host some of the leading names in the sport, who are here with us today as they continue on their Kite World Tour. We look forward to welcoming them back in 2023 when the resort hosts the Visit Qatar Freestyle World Cup - it is a testament to the facilities and infrastructure at Fuwairit Kite Beach Resort." During the course of the opening ceremony, the dignitaries were presented with the opportunity to release hawksbill turtles along the pristine shores, as part of the resort's commitment to preserving the ecosystem that surrounds it.
Starting on 17 October 2022, guests will be able to book their stay at Fuwairit Kite Beach Resort by visiting discoverqatar.qa/FKB. For those interested in learning one of the most exciting sports, the resort will be offering kitesurfing lessons by a team of seasoned and internationally certified instructors. Kitesports are one of the fastest growing and most exhilarating new sports, and Qatars first kitesurfing destination is particularly suited to the activity, with calm, shallow waters providing amateurs the perfect space to learn and allowing professionals to push their limits and test new skills.
In May 2022, Qatar Airways announced a new long-term partnership with the Global Kitesports Association (GKA) Kite World Tour, becoming the Title Partner and Official Airline of the World Tour through 2024. Together with Qatar Tourism, the Official Tourism Partner of the Kite World Tour, the two organizations will host the GKA World Tour stops at the new beach resort in 2023 and 2024.
Qatar Airways as a brand is committed to supporting sports across the globe. Along with its partnership with Global Kitesports Association, the airline is a leading global football supporter, with partnerships including FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Paris Saint-Germain, FC Bayern München, Concacaf, and CONMEBOL. Additionally, Qatar Airways is the official airline of The Ironman and Ironman 70.3 Triathlon Series, Official Airline Partner of the United Rugby Championship (URC), and the Official South African Airline Partner for European Professional Club Rugby, in addition to multiple other disciplines including equestrianism, padel, squash and tennis.
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