2022 FIFA World Cup

The 2022 FIFA World Cup™ will be a tournament like no other. It will be connected, green and personalised to your individual preferences. It will be the first time the world’s biggest football tournament is held in the Middle East, and the first FIFA World Cup™ where the stadiums are so closely linked that fans can easily attend two matches in a single day.

None of the FIFA World Cup™ stadiums in Qatar will be more than an hour’s travel time from any other. This will mean that fans can cheer on their favourite team in Al Wakrah Stadium, south of Doha, in the afternoon – and be soaking up the atmosphere in Al Bayt Stadium – Al Khor City in northern Qatar on the very same evening.

“On behalf of all Arabs we welcome the world to the 2022 World Cup.” His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of Qatar, July 2018
 

Fans will travel to matches via metro, car, rail, bike or even water taxi, using advanced transport systems that will help to make this the greenest FIFA World Cup™ ever. All accommodation, from budget options to luxurious hotels, will also be within easy reach of tournament venues.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup™ will be an event that gives football fans convenience and complete choice, allowing them to create their own experiences.

Workers’ welfare 

As key legacy area for the SC, the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ will be a catalyst for continued progress across workers’ welfare and labour reform. The SC is working with the Government of Qatar to ensure that the country raises the bar in the treatment and accommodation of employees.

The SC’s Workers’ Welfare programme ensures safe and healthy working and living condition for all workers on the SC’s FIFA World Cup™-related projects.

Standards

The SC’s Workers’ Welfare Standards are a set of legally enforceable contractual obligations that the SC uses to protect the rights of workers and hold contractors to account. These are enforced through a comprehensive four-tier auditing system involving monthly self-audits by contractors, ad-hoc audits by the SC and its independent third-party auditor, and inspections by Qatar’s Ministry of Labour & Social Affairs.

Transparency

Sharing what the SC learns is key to delivering on the promise that the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ will act as a catalyst for enhanced, sustainable and meaningful progress on workers’ welfare across Qatar. As such, both the SC and its independent external monitor – Impactt Ltd – publish annual reports on the SC’s website which outline the progress being made and challenges being tackled.

Consultation

The SC remains committed to open and transparent dialogue with external organisations offering constructive support. To this end, it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI), a leading global trade union, to learn from the organisation’s expertise, and recently launched a nutrition programme with medical experts from Weill-Cornell Medicine – Qatar to educate workers, contractors and caterers on the importance of healthy lifestyles.

Recent workers’ welfare initiatives include the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI), a leading global trade union, to allow joint site inspections of stadium sites, and testing a range of innovative cooling technology products that help ensure a safer and more comfortable working environment for workers.

Qatar’s preparations

Qatar was awarded the right to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ on 2 December 2010.
Soon after, in 2011, the State of Qatar established the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) to deliver the required infrastructure and host country planning and operations for Qatar to host an amazing and historic 2022 FIFA World Cup™ which accelerates progress towards achieving national development goals and creates a lasting legacy for Qatar, the Middle East, Asia and the world.

The stadiums, non-competition venues and other infrastructure the SC and our stakeholders are delivering will contribute to a compact and connected FIFA World Cup™ with sustainability and accessibility at its heart. After the tournament, the stadiums and surrounding precincts will become vibrant hubs of community life – an integral part of the legacy we are building.

Working closely with the Qatar 2022 Local Organising Committee (LOC), the SC is also responsible for 2022 FIFA World Cup™ host country planning and operations. Families and groups of fans arriving from around the world will experience a secure, human-centred tournament that both celebrates and exemplifies the hospitality for which Qatar and the region are known.

Finally, through programmes including Generation Amazing (corporate social responsibility), Challenge 22 (supporting regional innovators) and Workers’ Welfare (ensuring the safety and security of workers on our projects), and initiatives such as Community Engagement and Josoor Institute (career development), the SC harnesses the power of football to stimulate human, social, economic and environmental development in communities across Qatar, the region and Asia.

Stadiums+

Khalifa International Stadium

Design inspiration: An ultra-modern stadium that honours Qatar’s sporting history
2022 matches: Up to the quarter-final stage
2022 capacity: 40,000
Legacy: Home stadium of Qatar’s national team
Legacy capacity: 40,000

Al Bayt Stadium – Al Khor City

Design inspiration: The bayt al-sha’ar of nomadic peoples who have lived in Qatar’s deserts for millennia
2022 matches: Up to the semi-final stage
2022 capacity: 60,000
Legacy: Home of Al Khor Sports Club
Legacy capacity: 32,00

Al Wakrah Stadium

Design inspiration: The sails of traditional dhow boats
2022 matches: Up to the quarter-final stage
2022 capacity: 40,000
Legacy: Home of Al Wakrah Sports Club
Legacy capacity: 20,000

Al Rayyan Stadium

Design inspiration: Qatar’s story – the importance of family, beauty of the desert, and native flora and fauna
2022 matches: Up to the quarter-final stage
2022 capacity: 40,000
Legacy: Home of Al Rayyan Sports Club
Legacy capacity: 20,000

Education City Stadium

Design inspiration: The rich history of Islamic architecture blended with striking modernity
2022 matches: Up to the quarter-final stage
2022 capacity: 40,000
Legacy: Facilities for the Qatar Foundation community and general public
Legacy capacity: 20,000

Al Thumama Stadium

Design inspiration: The gahfiya (traditional woven cap) worn by men and boys in the Middle East
2022 matches: Up to the quarter-final stage
2022 capacity: 40,000
Legacy: Home of a local football club
Legacy capacity: 20,000

Ras Abu Aboud Stadium

Design inspiration: A beacon of innovation and sustainability on the shores of the Gulf
2022 matches: Up to the quarter-final stage
2022 capacity: 40,000
Legacy: A seafront development on the stadium site and multiple sporting facilities around Qatar
Legacy capacity: 0 (fully demountable stadium)

Opportunities+

 

Countless opportunities have emerged, and will continue to emerge, from Qatar hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ – for individuals and businesses, inside the country and overseas.

Opportunities for businesses
Qatar’s preparations to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ present an unprecedented opportunity for local, regional and international businesses. We welcome all enterprises that wish to help us deliver the infrastructure for an amazing tournament that leaves a lasting legacy of sustainable economic, environmental, social and human development for Qatar.
Click here to register as a supplier or learn more about procurement opportunities.

Career opportunities

The SC is committed to finding the best talent in Qatar, the Middle East and globally. Joining the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) means becoming an integral part of delivering the first ever FIFA World Cup™ in the Middle East. It means shaping the future of football in Qatar and the region, and doing what was once thought impossible. It means joining a team of creative and dedicated professionals, from more than 50 countries and counting.

Click here if you or someone you know is interested in joining our team.

Opportunities for volunteers

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) is investing in skills training for volunteers. Through participation in SC events, our volunteers are also receiving invaluable experience. In tandem with the skills they acquire, this experience will significantly boost their future career prospects.

Organising volunteering opportunities also lets us get close to the people who are actively contributing to the future of Qatar and the surrounding region. They help us to spread enthusiasm for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ and often provide insightful ideas on what we can achieve with the tournament.

Note that, with rare exceptions, all volunteering activities take place in Qatar.

Click here to register your interest in our volunteer opportunities.