Sporting events to watch in Qatar 2022

DOHA, Qatar, Jan. 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Within 300 days of the start of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022MTthe country will host a series of elite international sporting events, continuing a tourism momentum.

From an ATP tennis competition to European Tour golf to MotoGP, Qatar has plenty to offer adventurous visitors looking for professional sporting action.

Qatar Tourism COO Berthold Trenkel said, “Sport brings people together and hosting international sporting events allows us to participate in and facilitate cross-cultural moments of achievement and human usefulness. The country’s ability to host these events demonstrates confidence in Qatar’s ability and health and safety measures to keep players safe while competing at world-class venues. We look forward to welcoming outstanding players, management teams and, of course, all fans to Qatar throughout the year.”

Qatar, as a nation, prioritizes sports and is one of the few countries to celebrate National Sports Day as a public holiday, which this year will take place on February 8. For visitors looking to get in on the action, Qatar Tourism has organized a Sports & Adventure Package, in conjunction with 365 Adventures, to provide sports enthusiasts with a dose of exciting activities over three days.

Sports & Adventure Package

Sports & Adventure
Day 1
Morning SUP tour of The Pearl-Qatar
Afternoon Immersive Horseback Riding with Al Shaqab Racing Academy
Evening Sunset Kayaking in the Mangroves
Day 2
Morning Golf course / quad
Afternoon Desert Safari to the Inland Sea
Evening Night camping in the desert
Day 3
Morning Scuba diving at GMC Reef
Afternoon Sandboarding near Camp Sealine
Evening Relaxing spa experience

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Upcoming sporting events in Qatar

Discover Qatar’s rich equestrian heritage and learn how the country is a pioneer in breeding purebred Arabians during this 10-day event in Katara Cultural Village. The festival offers various activities for guests, including a horse exhibition and parade, a light show, art and painting exhibits, and plenty of food and drink stalls.

This European Tour golf tournament has been held in Doha since 1998 and alternates between Qatar’s two championship courses, Education City Golf Club and Doha Golf Club. Previously won by Ernie Els, Adam Scott, Paul Lawrie and Henrik Stenson.

Part of the ATP 250 Tour, this annual men’s professional tennis tournament is played outdoors on hard courts. Famous winners include Boris Becker, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

This professional women’s tennis tournament is a WTA 500 event on the WTA Tour. Previously won by famous players such as Martina Hingis, Maria Sharapova and defending champion Petra Kvitová.

The Al Adaid Desert Challenge is an extreme sports race registered on the calendar of the Union Cycliste Internationale. The grueling ordeal includes 60 kilometers for cyclists and 28 kilometers for runners, starting in the Sealine region and stretching out to one of Qatar’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders: the ‘inland sea’, or Khor Al-Adaid.

One of the most exciting events on the MotoGP calendar, the motorbike race will take place at the impressive Losail circuit, which recently hosted the 2021 Qatar Formula 1 Grand Prix. Having hosted the first-ever floodlit MotoGP in 2008, this place never fails to impress. Notable winners have included Jorge Lorenzo, Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi.

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Travelers who need to transit through Qatar should seek to combine their sports and adventure travel with the world’s best layover packages, launched by Qatar Airways and Discover Qatar and supported by Qatar Tourism.


Please note that final event dates may be subject to change due to the potential impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

For all media inquiries, please contact the Qatar Tourism press office at:

+974 7774 7863 |

About Qatar:

Qatar is a peninsula surrounded by the Persian Gulf in the heart of the Middle East, with 80% of the world’s population within a six-hour flight. Rated the safest country in the world in 2022 by Numbeo, Qatar welcomes all travelers and guests from more than 95 countries can enter visa-free. Qatar has an incredible variety of easily accessible tourist attractions, a plethora of flora and fauna, including whale sharks and the majestic national animal the Arabian oryx, and most experiences are a unique combination of cultural authenticity and of modernity. From iconic museums to high-rise restaurants, thrilling desert adventures to world-class events, including none other than the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, there’s something for every type of traveler and budget. . Travelers who need to transit through Qatar should turn their vacation into two with the world’s best layover packages, launched by Qatar Airways and Discover Qatar and supported by Qatar Tourism.

About Qatar Tourism:

Qatar Tourism is the official government body responsible for the development and promotion of tourism in Qatar, facilitating the exponential growth of the sector. Qatar is a destination where people from all over the world come together to experience unique offerings in arts, culture, sports and adventure, catering to families and business travelers, rooted in service excellence. Qatar Tourism seeks to stimulate the entire tourism value chain, increase demand for local and international visitors, attract foreign investment and generate a multiplier effect in the national economy. The Qatar Tourism Strategy 2030 sets an ambitious target to attract over six million international visitors per year by 2030, making Qatar the fastest growing destination in the Middle East.


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