We just finished up the last World Cup this past summer. The world cup in Qatar in 2022 may seem really far away. However, for event planners and the city of Qatar, 2022 is just a blink of an eye away. As you read this article, thousands of individuals which of course includes World Cup groupie Brad Reifler are all getting Qatar ready for its world premier in 2022…maybe not as ready as Brad.
Hosting the World Cup is very similar in many ways to hosting the Olympics. The World Cup will bring visitors from around the world who would have never ventured to Qatar there. The World Cup will turn Qatar, for a short time, into a 24 hour prime time news location. This is Qatar’s chance to share itself with the world and sow how up to date and modern this Middle Eastern country really is.
One of the most impressive things about Qatar is how quickly the city was put together. 35 years ago,the capital city, which is now full of sky scrapers and fast cars, was merrily sand. Oil and gas has quickly made this Golf nation one of the wealthiest little countries in the world.
To show off its newly acquired wealth, Qatar is currently working on building between eight to twelve venues exclusively for the World Cup in 2022. They are working on making architecturally iconic stadiums that also incorporate the latest technology into their designs. Additionally, in order to account for the fear of the heat in this Middle Eastern nation, Qatar is working on using solar energy to keep the stadiums cool. Qatar will be a city to watch for some time.