Qetaifan Island North World Cup fan zone to host 15,000 Qatar 2022 fans

Qetaifan Island North World Cup fan zone to host 15,000 Qatar 2022 fans By A Robin - March 22, 2022
Qetaifan Island North

Qetaifan Island North

Qatar’s future iconic entertainment destination Qetaifan Island North (QIN) will soon have a fan zone, which is expected to host up to 15,000 fans attending the upcoming FIFA World Cup. 

Addressing a media tour on the island recently, Eng Mustafa Al Cherkawi, Construction Engineer at Qetaifan Projects, which is the master developer of QIN, said the fan zone area being developed for the World Cup will have about 4,000 different types of tents, including VIP tents, in addition to various F&B sections and entertainment areas. 

The fan zone, which is 2.5km far from the Lusail Stadium, will also include a Mexican Village next to the island’s beach club. 

“The company which will operate the Mexican Village is also the same company which has operated the Mexican Village during the World Cup games in South Africa and Russia. Also, there will be shuttle buses on the island which will transport the fans to the different stadiums across Qatar,” said Al Cherkawi. 

He added that aside from the fan zone, fans can also explore the various other attractions at Qetaifan Island North, including the water park, retail plaza, linear canal, and beach club.  

“The 1.2km long linear canal will have three water taxis connecting the island to different parts of Doha. There will also be live entertainment, in addition to various F&B outlets, outdoor gym, and many more attractions. The promenade, which will also be accessible to the public, is also part of the fan zone area,” he added. 

Work is also in full swing on the island’s water park, including the 85-metre high Icon Tower, which is vying for two Guinness World Records for the tallest water slide in the world and the single slide with the biggest number of rides. 

“The Icon Tower features 12 rides in 6 levels, two hanging pools on the second and fourth floors. The ride takes around 40 seconds from the top to the bottom. Also, those who are brave to reach the top viewing deck can enjoy a view of Doha’s skyline,” Al Cherkawi said. 

He added: “What’s unique about this water park, you can pay a certain amount of money, and enjoy all the rides and spend the rest of the day on the beach”.

He said discussions are still on-going on the actual ticket price for the water park, but the amount could be within the range of around QR200. 

Around 7,000 workers are currently working 24/7 at QIN, which has reached around 32 million manworking hours, said Al Cherkawi. Around 80 percent of the construction has already been completed at Qetaifan Island North (phase 1), which is set to open to the public by November.

By A Robin - March 22, 2022

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