Doha, 19 November 2022 - HE Minister of Sports and Youth Salah bin Ghanim Al Ali said that Qatar 2022 is set to be a unique World Cup edition in the FIFA history, highlighting the State of Qatar's unique preparations for this mega event.
Speaking to Qatar News Agency (QNA), His Excellency said that Qatar's World Cup preparations offered eco-friendly facilities and events, and provided fans with a variety of options to put their plans according to their desires and interests.
His Excellency said that the World Cup, the first-ever global event to be held in the Arab region, will be a first-of-its- kind tournament in terms of short distances between stadiums, which enables fans to watch more than one match per day.
In parallel with the Ministry of Sports and Youth's preparations for the tournament, there were a variety of events and activities, on the sidelines of the championship, that provide fans with recreational and educational options, His Excellency added. These events, for example, include the 'We All Have Responsibility' campaign inaugurated on Oct.10, 2022. This three-week campaign included decorating all regions nationwide in preparation for the global tournament, His Excellency noted.
This campaign seeks to direct youth energies towards offering societal and national projects that provide new prospects of societal action, in addition to developing the responsibility sense of youth, extending communication bridges with the state institutions to further care for and decorate their vicinities.
His Excellency added that the Ministry will also launch "Our Life" event, a youth and sporting activity comprising five events in the areas of hunting, fishing, pearl diving, sealine camping and camel racing. This event is set to kick off outside Doha on Nov. 21 and run through Dec. 18.
As part of the Ministry's efforts to showcase Qatar's unique identity, His Excellency highlighted the World Cup-associated "Mzayen World Cup" event, to be launched under the slogan "Desert Dhows", to introduce peoples and World Cup fans to Qatari sports, civilization, customs and traditions.
This event will be held in Al Wakrah Old Souq in a bid to immortalize a historic era when Al Wakrah beach used to serve as a harbor for ships carrying varieties of goods, which were then moved by camels across the country.
All youths are invited to benefit from the events and activities on the sidelines of the World Cup 2022, and to present to the world an image that befits their country, His Excellency said, voicing hopes that all guests coming to the State of Qatar will have an enjoyable experience amid a festive atmosphere that reflects the bright image of the Arab culture.