Qatar aims to bring the World Cup to the Middle East for the first time in the history of the tournament. FIFA's Executive Committee will vote on the locations of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup Finals on December 2, 2010, in Zurich, Switzerland.
AL GHARAFA, QATAR illustration provided by Qatar 2022/HH Vision, a ground level view is displayed of Al Gharafa stadium, located close to Doha, where the current capacity will also double to 44,740 via a modular upper tier stand if Qatar wins the right to stage the FIFA World Cup in 2022. The stadium facade will be made up of the colours of all the countries qualifying for Qatar 2022, symbolising the friendship, mutual tolerance and respect of the FIFA World Cup and Qatar.
AL KHOR, QATAR artist's illustration provided by Qatar 2022/HH Vision, an elevated view is displayed of the 45,330 capacity Al Khor stadium located in the north east of Qatar, set in its own park setting and designed as a stunning asymmetrical seashell motif. Some spectators will be able to see the Gulf from their seats while players will benefit from a flexible roof providing shade over the pitch. AL SHAMAL, QATAR illustration provided by Qatar 2022/HH Vision, an aerial view is displayed of a 45,120 capacity stadium located in Al-Shamal in the north of Qatar, on the edge of the Arabian Gulf. The stadium's bowl shape design is derived from the 'traditional dhows', the local fishing boats of the Gulf. Around 10% of spectators for Al-Shamal are expected to arrive via the Qatar-Bahrain Friendship Bridge, which will be the longest free-standing bridge in the world.
AL WAKRAH, QATAR illustration provided by Qatar 2022/HH Vision, a ground level view is displayed of a 45,000 capacity stadium located in Al Wakrah in the south of Qatar, set in a park setting that includes a themed swimming pool, spa zone, spots facilities and shopping mall. The main stadium entrance will face onto a beautiful plaza that will create a sense of one large extended park