11/20/2022 – 12/18/2022
The Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup will kick off on November 20, 2022, and the venues for the games have already been revealed. The stadiums for FIFA include Lusail Stadium, with an 80,000 capacity opening this year. Al Rayyan Stadium opened in 2020 with a seating capacity of 44,740. The emirate also has the Al Bayt Stadium and Khalifa International Stadium hosting match games with 40,000 to 60,0000 fans. The 2022 FIFA World Cup is expected to draw more than a million visitors to Qatar.
The initial field for the 2022 FIFA World Cup included 222 teams, including one team from each member country. After three years of qualifying, the field is cut to 32 teams. The 2022 World Cup will be the last to have 32 teams, as FIFA has announced an expansion to 48 teams in 2026.
Hamad International Airport will be closed to private jets except for leading sponsors. Additionally, hotel occupancy is reserved for FIFA ticket holders for the duration of the championship. Contact JetOptions for charter flights and planning alternatives to the surrounding airports.