Qatar Airways celebrates opening of FIFA World Cup Qatar

The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 officially got underway on Sunday and Qatar Airways, the official airline of the event, is holding special football-themed experiences at the stadiums and at fan zones across the country.

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World-class sports infrastructure, a five-star airport expansion and a host of fun-filled tourist attractions and cultural experiences also await the 1.5 million fans expected to attend the event.

Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “The countdown is complete, and after more than a decade, our dream of bringing the world together has truly come alive. We have witnessed a spectacular opening ceremony, one that is truly worthy of honouring the greatest show on Earth.

"We have 63 more matches ahead of us and I am sure every single one of them will be an unforgettable experience. We are excited to give the world a taste of Arab hospitality and share our passion for connecting the world through travel and sport.”