In the heart of the Middle East, where the passion for football converges with the rich cultural tapestry of Qatar. A monumental event is set to unfold—the AFC Asian Cup Qatar with BM Events.
The AFC Asian Cup Qatar- A Football Extravaganza
The 2023 Asian Cup football tournament will be held in Qatar, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has announced after China withdrew earlier this year because of its “zero-COVID” policy.
The Asian Cup is held every four years. Qatar won the tournament’s last edition, which was hosted by the United Arab Emirates in 2019.
This is the third time Qatar will be hosting the tournament, having staged it in 1988 and 2011.
In June 2019, China was named host for the 2023 event but they withdrew in May this year, leaving the AFC scrambling to find a new host for its flagship men’s 24-team football tournament.
South Korea and Indonesia were the two other countries in the running after China’s withdrawal, but Qatar got the nod on Monday.
Qatar will be hosting the 2022 World Cup, which kicks off on November 20. The World Cup, usually held in the northern hemisphere’s summer, was moved to November and December because of the extreme heat in Qatar during June and July.
The Gulf country has built seven new stadiums and upgraded another around the capital Doha to host the 32-team World Cup.
AFC chief Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa hailed Qatar’s “world-class infrastructure and unrivalled hosting capabilities” and said Qatar is ready to put on the event despite the short lead time to prepare.
“Given the short lead time in preparation, we know that the hard work begins immediately but with their existing world-class infrastructure and unrivalled hosting capabilities, we are confident that Qatar will stage a worthy spectacle befitting the prestige and stature of Asia’s crown jewel,” he said in a statement.
World Aquatics Championships 2024 Doha
Welcome to Doha, host of the World Aquatics Championships 2024! The Qatari capital will host World Aquatics flagship event for the very first time after successfully hosting multiple World Aquatics events over recent years, including the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) 2014, nine editions of the FINA Swimming World Cup, four FINA Marathon Swim World Series events and a FINA Diving World Series event in 2009.
The 2024 World Aquatics Championships, the 21st edition of the World Aquatics Championships, will be held in Doha, Qatar, from 2 to 18 February 2024. Originally scheduled to be held in November 2023, the championships were postponed until February 2024 in response to the rescheduling of the 20th edition of the World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, Japan, from 2021 to 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and then again to 14 to 30 July 2023 due to travel restrictions and safety measures in place in Japan.
It is the first time the World Aquatics Championships will be staged in the Middle East. Doha staged the World Aquatics Swimming Championships (25m) in 2014, and has also staged nine legs of the World Aquatics Swimming World Cup series between 2012 and 2021.
Qatar Economic Forum 2024
The Qatar Economic Forum 2024 is a pivotal event that brings together global leaders, influential figures, and experts to discuss and shape the economic landscape. Held in the dynamic city of Doha, this forum serves as a platform for dialogues on key economic issues, investment opportunities, and innovations that will drive growth in Qatar and the broader international community.
Scheduled to take place at a prestigious venue, the forum aims to foster collaboration and exchange ideas on economic strategies, technological advancements, and sustainable development. As Qatar continues to play a significant role in the global economy, the forum provides a unique opportunity for thought leaders to share insights, explore partnerships, and contribute to the ongoing economic transformation of the region.
World Arabian Horse Championships
The World Arabian Horse Championships, a pinnacle event in the equine world, is scheduled to captivate enthusiasts from March 20 to March 23, 2024. This prestigious competition, held annually, brings together breeders, owners, and admirers of the Arabian horse breed to showcase their prized equines. Prof. Dr. Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, General Manager of Katara, told The Peninsula that Qatar, particularly the Cultural Village Foundation – Katara, is set to host the championships.
He said hosting the championships will strengthen Qatar’s status in the equestrian community and promotes interest in purebred Arabian horses. The competition is without a doubt the most prestigious event in the world for the most exquisite Arabian purebred horses.
The annual December event brings together more than 100 horses from over 25 countries, where about 2,000 attendees from passionate owners, accomplished breeders come together.
Prof. Dr. Al Sulaiti said Katara’s hosting of the event was made through an agreement with the National Center of Agricultural Exhibitions and Agricole Competitions S.A. — most commonly known as CENECA, which is based in France.
The development also proves as a “conclusive evidence that we are working on more than one level at the same time, in a manner befitting the efforts made by the State of Qatar to be a beacon in the region, the Middle East and the world,” Prof. Dr. Al Sulaiti said.