Winter Wonderland Heads to Qatar for Five Years

Ground has broken on a project to bring the Winter Wonderland to Qatar for five consecutive years starting November 2022. Located on the Al Maha Island near Lusail City just north of Qatar’s capital, Doha Winter Wonderland is a 50-acre venue that will open prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 next November, providing visitors a festive experience during their stay.

Unlike its sister Hyde Park installation in London, which is known for its variety of festive attractions, activities and entertainment, visitors to Doha Winter Wonderland will find seafront chalets, restaurants, games and cafes, all with average temperatures in the high-70s (Fahrenheit).

Doha Winter Wonderland will include six play areas with more than 50 games for all ages. It will be operated by IMG (International Marketing Group), the same company that manages the event in Hyde Park. Chairman of Qatar Tourism and Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker said in a press announcement that the integrated entertainment destination will be “on par with the foremost entertainment cities in the world.”

A ground-breaking ceremony on the Al Maha Island was attended by HE Ali bin Ahmed al-Kuwari, minister of finance, HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Qassim al-Thani, minister of commerce and industry, and HE Jassim bin Saif al-Sulaiti, minister of transport. It was also attended by HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani, chairman of the board of directors of Qatari Diar, HE Akbar Al Baker, president of Qatar Tourism, HE Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah, CEO of Qatari Diar, alongside others.  

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