Under the patronage and presence of
H.E. Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, Prime Minister and
Minister of Interior, Qatari Diar and Qatar Tourism signed a contract with
Elegancia Group to establish and operate “Doha Winter Wonderland” on Al
Maha Island in Lusail City for a period of five years, starting from 2022.
The project covers an area of
200,000 square meters on Al Maha Island and includes six play areas with 50
international games for all ages, a beach club, family chalets, a party area, a
sporting area, restaurants and cafés, a walkway and parking. It will begin
welcoming visitors before the start of The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM and will
serve as a new destination for the residents of Qatar and the 2022 Qatar World
"This project will
add a new entertainment destination to Qatar's list of international tourist
destinations," said H. E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker, President of Qatar Tourism.
"It will serve both people in Qatar and visitors over the next five years,
especially during the 2022 World Cup Qatar, where the project is planned to be
launched before the tournament begins next year."
H.E. Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin
Jassim Al Thani, Chairman of Qatari Diar, said, “Once the project is completed,
it will not be a tourist attraction targeting domestic tourism only, it will go
beyond that to become a phenomenal and unique addition to the rapidly
increasing list of world-class tourist attractions in the State of Qatar."
"We are keen to constantly
offer investment in various opportunities in Lusail to investors and the
private sector in different fields," said Eng. Abdullah bin Hamad
Al-Attiyah, CEO of Qatari Diar. "The "Doha Winter Wonderland"
venture is the most significant indication of cooperation and partnership with
the private sector."
Eng. Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah,
CEO of Qatari Diar, said:"We
are keen to constantly offer investment in various opportunities in Lusail to
investors and the private sector in different fields. The "Doha Winter
Wonderland" venture is the most significant indication of cooperation and
partnership with the private sector."
Mr. Moataz Al-Khayat, Chairman of Elegancia
Group, said: “We are honored to be a part of this project, which will serve as
a new landmark in Qatar's tourism sector. I am grateful to Qatari Diar for
providing this exceptional investment opportunity and for providing the private
sector to participate in this massive national project.
Mr. Frank Guinari, CEO of IMG for
the Middle East and North Africa, said: "We are honored to be part of such
a major project, and we are confident that Doha Winter Wonderland will be one
of the world's most stunning seasonal games cities in the world."