Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Qatar has now a football Fan Zone in celebration of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.
To celebrate the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, Qatar’s airport has been transformed, ensuring that the thousands of passengers travelling through it never miss a moment of the excitement.
The matches will be broadcast live at the airport in three beautifully themed viewing areas in concourses A, B and C, as well as in Qatar Duty Free’s (QDF) Marché restaurant, where fans will be able to watch the matches whilst they enjoy a range of hot dishes. The viewing areas are strategically spread across the terminal so that viewers are close to their boarding gates. The three viewing areas have been designed to resemble a living room, a stadium and a majlis – a traditional Arabic seating area where guests are received. The themes have been carefully selected to ensure that passengers feel fully immersed in the viewing experience and get a taste of what to expect when Qatar hosts the world’s biggest sporting event in 2022.
Official 2018 FIFA World Cup™ memorabilia will also be on sale at QDF’s stores throughout the airport and shoppers will have the opportunity to take selfies alongside the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ mascot.
The iconic Lamp Bear area of HIA has been transformed to resemble a football pitch, which will feature games and activities for passengers. The entire terminal will come alive throughout the FIFA World Cup™ with roaming entertainment such as football freestylers, football jugglers and impromptu football matches around the airport. Over the next few weeks, it will also have pop-up activations including foosball games and virtual football. Die-hard fans can have their faces painted with the flag of the country they are supporting.